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Earth Science (Honours)

Newcastle University

48 months
25200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Earth Science (Honours) programme of Newcastle University explores the fascinating complexity of the Earth system, through subjects like geology, chemistry and microbiology.


The degree is similar to our Earth Science BSc Honours, but includes a year of advanced study at master's level.

Earth science covers everything from the formation of rocks and minerals to the impact of human activity in the environment.

The Earth Science (Honours) programme of Newcastle University prepares you for a wide range of possible careers – from geology to geomatics, and from geochemistry to environmental consultant. Whatever you choose, you'll be equipped with relevant skills in:
  • experimental science
  • fieldwork
  • scientific investigation
  • project management

Your final year research project will deepen your knowledge and enable you to work with internationally leading researchers and professionals.

Your future

Earth science graduates are well qualified to enter a wide range of careers and the geoscience industry has a shortage of graduates with the skills taught in this course.

You will be able to enter the global geology industry with potential careers in:

  • mining
  • oil
  • engineering
  • water supply
  • environmental sectors

The emerging alternative energy industry also needs these skills.

You will also develop a portfolio of graduate transferable skills that are highly valued by a wide range of employers outside the earth science sector, and which can open the door to graduate-entry programmes with major employers, such as:

  • team working
  • data analysis
  • data interpretation
  • enterprise

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environment and Land Resources
  • Earth System Science
  • Earth Surface Materials
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Level

  • ABB - BBB including two from Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Biology or similar science-based A Level, but excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A Levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade B or 6) required if not offered at A or AS Level.

International Baccalaureate

  • 32 points with at least one science subject at Higher Level grade 5 from: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Environmental Science, Psychology and Physics. Mathematics or Mathematical Studies at Standard Level grade 4 if not offered at Higher Level. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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