A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in an earth science, engineering, civil engineering, mining or a related discipline.
If you have a lower qualification, you may also be considered based on relevant industrial experience and/or additional supporting evidence.
We require Mathematics or Physics to AS or A level (pass grade) or international equivalent, but this requirement can be waived on an ad-hoc basis given appropriate mathematical content of your first degree or industrial experience.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
Read School of Earth and Environment advice on how to apply.
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This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Faculty of Environment Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2018
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
- UK/EU: £9,250 (total)
- International: £21,500 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
We appreciate that funding to undertake a postgraduate degree is a significant issue for individual students.
Based on the course's long history of turning out well qualified graduates, we have strong company links which typically offer a number of studentships available for UK/EU students (full and partial awards). To be considered for any potential studentships offered under these company links for 2018 entry applications must be received by 18 March 2018.
Find out more about our Industry scholarships.
The School of Earth and Environment offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.
Find out more about our School scholarships.
Other funding sources:
Don Keeble Trust via Southern Testing
Bursaries for UK candidates may be available from the Don Keeble Trust run via Southern Testing. Selection criteria applies. Enquiries can be made in the first instance to the School of Earth and Environment.
***If you are thinking of funding the course yourself you should consider that graduates have a high success rate in gaining (in-sector) employment.***