B.Sc. On Campus

Earth System Science

McGill University

48 months
49171 CAD/year
8505 CAD/year
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Earth System Science offered by McGill University concentrates on the linkages between the biological, chemical, physical and human subsystems of the Earth.


About this Program

It focuses on the cycling of energy and matter through the biosphere, the atmosphere, the cryosphere, the hydrosphere and the solid earth, at time scales from days to billions of years. This new, integrated and holistic approach is needed to tackle the complex and challenging global problems facing the Earth today. It draws upon the expertise developed within disciplines such as Ecology, Environment, Geography, Geology, Meteorology and Oceanography.

The Earth System Science program at McGill University is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to address six "Grand Challenges" that are fundamental to our understanding of the way in which the Earth operates. These are: (1)Global biogeochemical cycles; (2) Climate Variability and Change; (3) Land use and land cover change; (4)Energy and resources; (5) Earth hazards, such as volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes; (6) Earth-atmosphere observation, analysis and prediction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Programming
  • Society, Environment & Sustainability
  • Earth System Processes
  • Investigating the Earth System
  • Earth System Modelling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of high school transcript, including mid-year/final 1st semester results for final year
  • Copy of GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level/CSEC or MYP exams, if written
  • Predicted IB results
  • If IB Diploma is completed, a copy of the final results is required in lieu of the above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49171 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49171 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    8505 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8505 CAD per year during 48 months.
Local: 2,725.20 CAD per year


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