Earth science covers everything from the formation of rocks and minerals to the impact of human activity on the environment.
You'll study the Earth at the molecular, micro and macro-scale, from the chemistry of a single element to the processes that shape the continents.
Your key areas of study include:
Understanding how these areas interact and combine to create the complexity of the Earth system is what makes Earth science a fascinating area to study.
The practical skills you develop in geomatics – the fourth element of the degree – allow you to collect and analyse data about the world. This prepares you for diverse and in-demand careers.
Regular field days and residential field courses allow you to experience the Earth in action. You'll develop practical skills and network with Earth science professionals.
Graduates of the Earth Science (Honours) degree from Newcastle University are well qualified to enter a wide range of careers and the geoscience industry has a shortage of graduates with the skills taught on this course.
You will be able to enter the global geology industry with potential careers in:
- 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
- Environment and Land Resources
- Environment and Land use Field Course
- Academic and Professional Skills
- Earth Systems Science
- Earth Surface Materials
- Sedimentary Record
- Geology and GIS Field Course
- 36 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Natural Sciences View 274 other Bachelors in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
- 32 points. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.
International25200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25200 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.