f645 - Earth Science (Year in industry) MEarthSci

Earth Science with Year in Industry MEarthSci Honours

UCAS Code: F645 (full time: 5 Years)

Course Overview

This five-year MEarthSci degree explores subjects like geology, chemistry and microbiology and includes a year in industry to advance your academic knowledge with practical work experience in the Earth Science field.

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At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
MEarthSci Honours

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Course Duration
5 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 33-35 points

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Earth science at Newcastle considers novel innovations in the biological, chemical and physical sciences, and supporting technologies such as GIS, remote sensing and environmental informatics.

This five-year degree is similar to our Earth Science MEarthSci Honours but between Stages 2 and 3 you will take a year out in industry. This is a great opportunity to advance your academic knowledge with practical work experience in the Earth science field.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2019 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Work placement year 

You will spend the year between Stage 2 (with an overall pass of at least 50% at the end of Stage 1) and Stage 3 on a work placement. This will extend your degree to five years and add practical experience to your academic knowledge. You will take the following module:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

You take the following compulsory modules:

Optional modules

You select 10 credits from the following:

You also take 30 credits from the following list:

Stage 4

Compulsory modules

You take the following compulsory modules:

* Not taken by Clean Tech and REEM strand students

Optional modules

You then select 50 credits from one of the discipline strands below:

Environmental Consultancy

Engineering Geology/Geotechnics

Hydrogeology and Water Management

Environmental Science

Clean Tech

REEM (Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management)

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy (PDF: 71 KB).

See further policies related to admission.


Earth science careers

Earth science graduates are well qualified to enter a wide range of careers and the geoscience industry has a shortage of graduates with the skills taught on this course.

You will be able to enter the global geology industry with potential careers in:

  • mining
  • oil
  • engineering
  • water supply
  • and environmental sectors

The emerging alternative energy industry also needs these skills.

You will also develop a portfolio of graduate transferable skills that are highly valued by wide range of employers outside the earth science sector, and which can open the door to graduate entry programmes with major employers, such as:

  • team working
  • data analysis
  • data interpretation
  • enterprise 

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding



Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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Making your application

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Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.