t will allow you to understand the processes that have formed Earth in deep time and those that generate environmental change today and into the future. Applied training is provided via hands-on experience with analytical techniques and focused field and laboratory-based study.
The MGeol in Earth Sciences (Hons) at the University of St Andrews allows you to combine undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters level) study into a single five-year programme, graduating with a Masters degree. The course is designed to enhance your research and workplace experiences, explicitly preparing you for a career in industry or a PhD in a competitive market.
The MGeol in Earth Sciences from St Andrews is accredited by the Geological Society of London, which provides a faster track to gaining Chartered Geologist status.
The School is proactive in developing career opportunities for all students from first year onwards. There is a wide variety of career options for Earth Sciences graduates, from the energy and natural resource sectors, to environmental and wider science and policy areas, as well as academia.
Several Honours-level courses feature lectures and laboratories run by industry professionals, providing hands-on experience with industrial problem solving. In addition, the MGeol is accredited by the Geological Society of London, which provides a faster track to chartered success.
Recent employers of MGeol Earth Sciences graduates include:
- BHP Billiton
- Geotechnics Ltd
- Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
- Norsk Hydro
- British Geological Survey
- Scottish Natural Heritage.
- Advanced Geological Mapping
- Structural Geology and Tectonics
- Global Biogeochemical Cycles
- Global Climate Change
- Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
- GIS and Spatial Analysis for Earth Scientists
- Advanced Petrogenesis
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
Application deadline - 29 January for UK students
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Geography Geology View 237 other Bachelors in Earth Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
GCE A-Levels AAB, including at least two of the following subjects:
- Biology or Human Biology
- Computing Science or equivalent
International25100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 60 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 60 months.
Living costs for St Andrews
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