Our 4 year Earth and Planetary Science degree with a Year in Industry will allow you to develop real-world expertise and earn a salary whilst completing the third year of your degree. You will find that work experience makes you stand out from the other candidates when it comes to applying for your first job. It shows you are motivated and hard-working. Thanks to our close contacts and research collaborations with many companies and major employers, we can offer you a wide variety of roles in destinations across the globe. In recent years companies our students have undertaken placements with include GE Oil and Gas, Bosch Thermotechnology, Unilever, ATKINS, Mott MacDonald, O2 and Manchester Airport.
The Earth is a dynamic, natural system that has evolved as a result of physical and chemical processes which have influenced the growth and demise of ecosystems for over 4.5 billion years. It continues to evolve both naturally and as a result of the impact of humans.
Earth Science is at the core of our everyday lives. The Earth's crust and atmosphere support our water and energy needs whilst mineral resources supply the raw materials necessary for the success of many industries, including transportation, communication systems, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
A degree in the Earth and Planetary Sciences at The University of Manchester is focused on a holistic understanding of Earth systems in order to learn from the past, understand the present and influence the future. As Earth Science is at the cross-roads of the natural sciences, it provides an enriching alternative to a single honours degree in maths, physics, chemistry, geography or biology, and can open the door to an exciting range of career options.
Our course will equip you with an armoury of skills to take into the world of work, including the ability to analyse problems, to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to develop field, laboratory, numeracy and communication skills. Our degree is flexible and we offer pathways specialising in:
The physical evolution of the Earth over geological time, as reconstructed from the rock and fossil record.
'Comparative planetology' - understanding the Earth in terms of the other planetary systems.
A multidisciplinary science that integrates the principles of chemistry, physics and biology to study Earth and other planets' processes and dynamics.
**Energy and Resources**
The formation of natural resources and their sustainable and efficient exploration and extraction.
**Geology and Physical Geography**
Processes that occur on the Earth's surface and how humans and societies have learned to exploit and protect themselves from these phenomena. Focusing on the last 2.6 million years of Earth's history (i.e. the Quaternary), and predictions of, and future planning for, environmental change, this pathway allows you to choose units taught by Geographers from the School of Environment, Education and Development.
The study of Earth's life systems, their interplay over geological time, and the construction of the modern biosphere.
**These pathways are available with the Year in Industry**
The reputation of Earth and Planetary Sciences at The University of Manchester's School of Earth and Environmental Science rests on our world-leading inter-disciplinary research into processes operating on, within and beyond the Earth. This research incorporates biological, chemical, physical and environmental aspects of the world and solar system we live in.
Our state-of-the-art teaching facilities include a dedicated undergraduate community space within the School, computing facilities with industry-standard software and undergraduate research laboratories. You'll experience a strong and cohesive student network with a vibrant student society and student chapters of professional organisations.
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For a great student experience Manchester is the place to be, the main student halls only a ten minute magic bus ride from uni, be out of bed and in lectures within half an hour (great after a night out!) With the biggest students union in the UK there is always something to do, try out a 'Why Not Wednesday?' or join a society, there's more than 400 to choose from, including Quidditch! The city centre has all sorts of surprises, loads of opportunity for shopping, sightseeing and eating out. The Northern Quarter is somewhere to be explored for newcomers will a whole host of quirky bars, pubs and restaurants. The city centre is again only a 20 minute magic bus ride from halls. Manchester is is where you want to be!
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