School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate Earth Sciences

Undergraduate Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences at Newcastle helps you put theory into practice. We test what's taught in the field.

The Whin Sill's geology, rural tourism and ecology of fungi species like waxcaps make Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland National Park an ideal place for our Earth and Environmental Science students to visit.

Our subject is globally significant to our future and that of the environment around us. We:

  • analyse formation and evolution of the Earth’s environment
  • work at the forefront of geoenergy and fossil fuel use

Teaching excellence

Our research-led teaching ensures you develop the right skills and knowledge.

We'll expose you to the leading technologies and techniques in the field.

Research by a team of geochemists and microbiologists at Newcastle University, led by Professors Ian Head and Steve Larter, is opening up untapped oil reserves.

We ensure our degrees are at the cutting edge of the profession.

Graduates are well-equipped to begin careers in industry or to pursue further studies.

Quality and ranking

Earth Science at Newcastle is highly regarded. It:

  • has 92% student satisfaction – National Student Survey 2017 (Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences category)
  • is in the top 200 – Earth and Marine Sciences category – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

What our students say


Otto

I would recommend Earth Science at Newcastle to any student interested in geosciences. It is a broad and challenging course.


Choose an Earth Sciences degree


Earth Science

Earth Science BSc

If you are interested in the processes that have shaped the structure and development of the Earth, this three-year BSc degree is for you.

Earth Science MEarthSci

This four-year MEarthSci degree explores the fascinating complexity of the Earth system, through subjects like geology, chemistry and microbiology.

Countryside Management

Countryside Management BSc

This degree explores countryside management from a wide variety of perspectives. It equips you with a balanced overview of the competing interests in rural areas.

Rural Studies

Rural Studies BSc

This degree is ideal if you're interested in the social, economic and political systems that manage the countryside and support rural businesses and communities.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science BSc

Environmental science is the study of the whole environment. It covers biological organisms, our physical environment, and the interactions between them.

Environmental Science (Agricultural and Env Sci) MEnv

In this degree you study a core curriculum before taking a fourth year at Master's level, specialising in agricultural and environmental science.

Environmental Sciences (Clean Technology) MEnv

In this degree you take a fourth year at Master's level, specialising in environmental management and sustainable development.

Environmental Science (Ecosystem Management) MEnv

In this degree you take a fourth year of advanced study at Master's level, specialising in ecosystem management.

Environmental Science (Environmental Geochemistry) MEnv

In this degree you take a fourth year of advanced study at Master's level, specialising in environmental geochemistry.

Year in Industry and Placements

Our Earth Science degrees are offered with a Year in Industry, which will give you an advantage in the jobs market.

Our Environmental Science degrees are offered with placements, which will give you an advantage in the jobs market.