UCL Earth Sciences


Undergraduate Degrees

Addressing the fundamental questions about the origin of our dynamic planet, the processes that shape it, and the history of the life it sustains. Explore with us!

For prospective students:

Information for applicants
  • Resits: We considered applicants who are undertaking resits. Applicamts that have undertaken more than two attempts will be referred to our admissions tutor to see if they can be considered.
  • Second year entry: We will not consider applications to enter on to the second year of our degree programmes. 
  • Alternative personal statement – We will not consider alternative personal statements.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 or over at the start date of the degree programme): We understand that good applicants might have breaks in their education for various reasons, and we want mature students to excel at UCL. We will only consider applicants who have met or are predicted to meet entry requirements. If those qualifications were completed more than three years ago then the applicant will be referred to our admissions tutor to see if they can be considered.
  • UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate (UPC): UPC students will receive a conditional offer for their chosen degree if they are predicted to meet its entry requirements (and have a clearly relevant personal statement).
  • Access to HE Diploma – We consider Access to HE Diploma for all of our programmes. Applicants for BSc/MSci Geophysics will be referred to our admissions tutor. Please note, where subject specific requirements are stipulated at A level we may review your Access to HE syllabus to ensure you meet the subject specific requirements prior to a final decision being communicated.
  • BTEC – Considered for all programmes apart from BSc/MSci Geophysics. Please check the programme’s page in our prospectus for further.
Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

This flexible programme allows you to select from the range of options offered across environmental geoscience, geology and geophysics. It includes Palaeobiology stream.

Earth Sciences International

Earth Sciences International

This programme offers the opportunity for students to spend their third year of study at a university abroad in Australia, New Zealand, continental Europe or North America.



Geology MSci & BSc degrees integrate theoretical studies with essential practical skills in the field and laboratory.



Geophysicists study the dynamics of the solid earth, the atmosphere, oceans, ice sheets and climate.

Environmental Geoscience

Environmental Geoscience

This degree provides an integrated study of the Earth and sound topical background in the environmental aspects of the Earth sciences.

Natural Sciences

Natural Science

This programmes have been designed to offer students the flexibility to combine science subjects into a structured and coherent programme.


All Modules: a wide variety of modules in our degrees and stream choices.

Term Dates: Find out more about term dates and college closures. 

Fieldwork: Experience how we at Earth Sciences work in the field.

Teaching Timetable:  See what's being taught, when, where and by whom across UCL.

New Students:  what you will be expected to do during your first few weeks at UCL.

Information for Current Students: student handbook, academic regulations, policies and procedures. Intranet access

UCL IT Support: Central IT services for all UCL students and staff. 

Careers: what careers Earth Scientists have gone into and how we keep in touch with our Alumni. 

Greenough Society: the backbone for socialising for ES students including social events, lectures & geological field trips.







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