Geology and Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

Key information


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Entry Requirements

A level requirementsABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
Subject requirementsIncluding two sciences
Acceptable sciences: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Applied Science, Use of Mathematics.
For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaD*DD in relevant Diploma, students will be invited to attend interview
International Baccalaureate33 overall including two Higher Level sciences and no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in two sciences
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers at grades ABB
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAcceptable at grade B including 2 Science A Levels at grades AB
AccessConsidered if taking a relevant subject. 45 Level 3 credits in graded units, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit. 15 Distinctions are required in each of two sciences. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above also required. Students will be invited to attend interview
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Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual offers pilot

For 2021 entry, we are piloting the use of contextual offers for applicants offering a 2-grade reduction* from the standard offer for the following under-represented groups:

  • Students from English neighbourhoods with historically low participation in Higher Education (known as POLAR 4 Quintile 1 postcodes, after the dataset used by the Office for Students to track this metric)
  • UK Care Experienced students (ie qualifying students who have spent any amount of time in Local Authority care and meet associated eligibility criteria used nationally)

*Please note, programmes in Medicine and Dentistry are currently excluded from this pilot.

For more informatiom see our information on the 2021 Contextual Admissions Pilot.