Geoscience provides essential guidance on how we can manage many of society’s most pressing future challenges. Whether it is reducing the impact of natural threats, exploiting resources more responsibly or developing new economic livelihoods, geoscientific knowledge has a critical role to play in effective geo-environmental decision making. With a holistic scientific approach and interdisciplinary problem-solving skills, our geoscience graduates will be at the forefront of sustainable thinking.

Key features
• Plymouth’s Sustainable Earth Institute provides the ideal research platform to explore how interdisciplinary thinking can build a more resilient world.
• With a hinterland that includes UNESCO-designated ‘Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape’, ‘Jurassic Coast’ and ‘English Riviera Geopark’, we live in a region where geology underpins local communities.
• South-west England’s long heritage of metal and clay mining provides a cultural and environmental legacy of both the benefits and costs of geological exploitation.
• Active engagement with local and international mining, quarrying and energy companies – including the newest UK metals mine on our doorstep – this provides industrial links and career opportunities.
• International fieldwork in areas celebrated for their geodiversity and geo-resources provide excellent natural laboratories for exploring sustainable geoscience.
• A research-based project allows you to apply your broad geoscience skill set to real-world problems, working with industry, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), or leading research academics.
• Modules are assessed 100 per cent by coursework, designed to reflect the outputs of the industry, readying you for what you are likely to be asked to do in your job.

Entry requirements
You’ll normally be a graduate with an upper second class (2:1) degree or higher from a geoscience subject looking to broaden their scope and knowledge within the sustainable geoscience sector. If you apply with a 2:2 and relevant experience, this would also be acceptable.
Equally you could be a graduate from related (e.g. environmental, geographical, chemistry, or biological) disciplines who has worked within the sector and is looking to gain a specialist qualification.

If you are an overseas applicant you can check the comparability of your qualifications with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service.

English language requirements.
If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5.

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