Earth Sciences Oxford & Cambridge University Interview Questions

Past admissions interview questions for Earth Science

  • Suggest a list of conditions necessary to sustain life on Earth? (Oxbridge Applications)

  • What do you believe would be the major differences on Earth if, a) no atmosphere had ever formed? b) there was no water? c) plate tectonics did not exist? (Oxbridge Applications)

  • Why did the dinosaurs become extinct? (Oxbridge Applications)

  • How do mountains originate? (Oxbridge Applications)

  • How would you calculate the number of molecules of H2O in the ocean? (Oxford Interview Questions)

  • How does the age of ice change as you walk up a glacier? (Oxford Interview Questions)

  • You have a picture of a rainbow. Which colour would fade first? (Oxford Interview Questions)

  • How would you go about calculating the total amount of energy reaching the Earth’s surface? (Oxford Interview Questions)

  • Calculate the mass of the oceans. (Oxford Interview Questions)

  • How do tectonic plates move? (Oxford Interview Questions)

  • What is the true mass of all the water on the earth? (Oxford Interview Questions)

  • why is the sky blue? (Oxford, Oxbridge Applications)

  • what is life? (Oxford, Oxbridge Applications)

  • How can we estimate the mass of the atmosphere?

  • Tell me what this rock looks like?

  • Why do you want to study Earth Sciences?

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