Applicants should hold a BSc degree in geology, earth sciences, geological sciences, or equivalent, and have a basic knowledge of the architecture of the Solar System.
Those wishing to enrol on the Field Class for Planetary Science module must have some previous experience of fieldwork at undergraduate level.
Months of entry
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
Please also see the international page.
Fees and funding
Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.
Please also see the financial support page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Peter Gaunt
- +44 (0)20 7631 6665