Earth Sciences MESc

Course Overview - Earth Sciences MESc

Earth Sciences is the study of the planet we live upon. The rapidly-changing scope and nature of the subject is reflected in the course at Oxford, which provides sound and broadly-based scientific training.

We combine physics, chemistry and biology with geology, geography and palaeontology to answer fundamental questions about the origin, development, and future of the Earth. You will be trained in the skills required for the interpretation of rock materials and geological phenomena as well as applying theory and techniques from other disciplines to the study of the Earth a...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

05/10/2025

Campus

Exeter

Course Address
Exeter
Oxford
OX1 3DP

Application Details

Course Code

F644

Institution Code

O33

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

A,A,A,A,A

Supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Some Access courses allow students to take one or two A-levels as part of the course. This option is strongly recommended for students who wish to apply to Oxford, especially for those courses which have specific subject requirements. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your Access course for entry to Oxford University, please contact the subject department that you’d like to apply to for further information. (Contact details are at ox.ac.uk/courses)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

39

with 7 6 6, including HL Mathematics and either Chemistry or Physics at HL

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*

DDD

Conditional offers would usually be: Extended Diploma with D*D*D to DDD, depending on the course. Diploma with DD plus an A grade at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course. Subsidiary Diploma with D plus two A grades at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

A,A,B

Including Mathematics and either Chemistry or Physics Conditional offers will usually be for AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Pre-U subject requirements are the same as those for A-levels.

A level

A*,A,A

A,A,A,A

Including Mathematics and either Chemistry or Physics. Excluding General Studies (if taken)

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