Our research and teaching works across the boundaries of physical sciences, social sciences and humanities to understand and to tackle complex global challenges.
Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for some courses in the 2020-21 academic year. These pages will be updated regularly, so please check back for the latest information about your course.
Our Royal Geographical Society accredited degrees are informed by our world-class research and address key issues such as climate change, international development, sustainability and social justice. Broadly speaking, our BA Geography course explores human relations with space, society, politics and culture, while our BSc Geography course explores the physical and environmental processes that shape the natural world.
Courses are highly flexible; all students can choose modules from across our human and physical geography specialisms, as well as modules from other disciplines. Students can also (subject to certain criteria) transfer between BA, BSc and MGeogSci during the course of their studies.
Our courses include training in key skills such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and policy analysis, as well as extensive practical experience through fieldwork. Students have access to significant careers and employability support which, combined with the department's outstanding reputation for teaching and research, ensures a high level of graduate employment and academic progression.
Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary subject exploring the processes that control and impact on the wide range of habitats, ecosystems and environments on Earth.
Environmental Science is taught jointly by the Departments of Geography and Animal and Plant Sciences. Both departments undertake research at the frontiers of the discipline, so you’ll be taught by experts in their fields. You can tailor your degree to suit your interests, studying modules across the environmental sciences. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork and explore areas such as global environmental change, biosciences, geoscience, and environmental quality and technology.
Studying Environmental Science can lead to careers which shape the future of our planet. Our graduates work across the public, private and voluntary sectors, undertaking employment that includes working as conservationists, rangers, sustainability scientists, air/water/soil/food quality control officers, quarantine officers, environmental engineers/scientists/technicians and environmental consultants.
Environmental Science courses
Courses - 2020 entry
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