Earth Science BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Earth Science BSc (Hons)

**This is a Connected Degree**
Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after youve started your course.

Earth science is critical for understanding how our planet works, and how we can use its resources responsibly to ensure a sustainable future. It underpins current efforts to move to greener energy, understand ...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

22/09/2025

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP

Application Details

Course Code

F643

Institution Code

P80

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

112

120

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, with 32 points from a Science subject (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics).

Scottish Higher

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Access to HE Diploma

112-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science or Engineering).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects, with 5 points from a Higher Level in a Science subject (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics). 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).

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

DDM

DMM

Must be in a Science based subject.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

To include a Higher Level Science subject (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at H3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

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

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Scottish Advanced Higher

112-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers, to include a Science subject (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at grade D.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Cambridge Pre-U score of 46-50, to include a Principal Subject in Science (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) M3.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

112-120 points from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate including 1 A level, with 32 points from a Science subject (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics), plus the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

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

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

A level

B,B,B

B,B,C

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with 32 points from a Science subject (Applied Science, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics).

T Level

M

Acceptable T Level Subjects: T Level in Health, T Level in Healthcare Science, T Level in Science

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EU, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
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