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Geoscience

MSci
  • UCAS code F601
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

As far as we know, planet Earth and the plants and animals on it represent a single oasis of life in an otherwise barren universe. Geoscience at Royal Holloway, University of London helps to develop a holistic understanding of the formation and evolution of Earth and the life on it.

This comprehensive four-year programme brings together elements of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to give you a thorough understanding of the complex systems that govern our planet and its neighbours. You’ll graduate with a Masters degree in Earth Sciences, making you a highly employable candidate in a range of scientific and technical fields and putting you in a strong position to progress to further postgraduate study.

You’ll study in a prestigious department consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country (The Complete University Guide and The Times Good University Guide 2018) – and contribute to our renowned research culture with your year 4 Independent Geoscience Project.

Pursue your passion for Geoscience and unlock some of our planet’s most compelling secrets. This exciting programme has seen previous graduates progress to careers in the hydrocarbon and environmental industries, among others, and is ideal for those who wish to pursue research degrees in further postgraduate study.

97%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

6th

in the UK for Earth Sciences

Source: Times Good University Guide 2018

94%

of our Earth Sciences graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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