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Earth System Science

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Description:Earth is a dynamic planet. It is constantly changing due to natural and human factors. Earth System Science offers a transdisciplinary scientific approach to study and understand our planet as a system and to comprehend its complex changes and their linkages.

ESS students will develop an understanding of the links among the biological, chemical, physical and human spheres of the Earth system, and the time scales and spatial scales on which they operate. Research, teaching and learning in ESS is inherently collaborative. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexity of the Earth system, and develop a working knowledge of modern techniques in Earth system observation, theory and modeling.
URL:Earth System Science at McGill University
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,588
National: $9,984
International: $45,402
Careers:Managers in Natural Resources Production and FishingGeologistsPaleontologists

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • 3 of   Mathematics 
  • 2 of   Chemistry 
  •   Biology 
  • 3 of   Physics 

Applicants must have Biology - NYA (00UK); Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM); Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ); Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 03, 2019