Open University

Open University

Earth Science (F53)

This MSc course explores current aspects of earth science, investigating how the interactions between the earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are dependent upon each other and interact at a variety of temporal and spatial scales. You will learn to critically evaluate current research and gain skills that allow you to keep your knowledge of earth science up to date. You will investigate how to deal with complex interacting earth systems and understand the consequences for changing the balance between different components. You will learn to quantify some parts of earth systems and to communicate scientific information to specialists and non-specialists.

Entry requirements

You must normally hold an Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject. If you have other study or experience that you believe equips you to take this qualification you can still apply, but must supply evidence of that study or experience.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 3 years

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