Other Courses: MEnvSci Environmental Science
BSc Environmental Science 3 Years (F900)
The BSc provides a solid foundation in environmental science and is suitable both for students with broad interests and those who prefer to specialise.
The first year focuses on essential knowledge and practical skills. From year two, all students follow a specialised pathway or a general pathway.
In the third year you will undertake a research project in either the Department of Geography or the Department of Animal and Plant Science. You may transfer to the MEnvSci course in semester 2 of year 3 provided that certain achievement levels have been attained.
Accredited by The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).
This course allows you to generalise across the environmental sciences or specialise down a specific pathway. Underpinning all our courses is an emphasis on research-based skills and practical knowledge of the subject area.
Your first year will consist of a broad introduction to the key themes of environmental science, allowing you to develop the base of knowledge and skills you will need to progress further into the course.
Your second and third years will allow you to take a generalised approach, blending different areas of environmental science as you see fit, or you can choose to specialise down one of four branches:
Environmental Science students take part in core field classes at levels 1 and 2 which are taught jointly by Geography and Animal & Plant Science staff. These field classes run for 7 or 8 days and teach essential field skills and research design.
At level 3, students have the option to visit California and New Zealand.
All compulsory fieldwork and core field classes incur no extra cost for students.
Our Environmental Science degrees provide excellent preparation for a wide variety of graduate employment sectors as well as further study. We have a range of research and industry partners and this ensures that students engage with the applications of environmental science beyond university.
Graduates have been highly successful in securing employment across the environmental sector. The environmental science skills and in-depth knowledge gained from the courses are attractive to employers. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in environmental consultancies, local government agencies, sustainable energy companies, and conservation bodies such as wildlife trusts and Natural England.
Other graduates have used the transferable skills gained from the course to gain employment opportunities outside of the environmental sciences. A degree in Environmental Science tells employers that you can analyse situations, develop solutions, handle data, communicate complex issues, deploy scientific techniques and manage projects from start to finish. Recent graduates have used these assets to secure employment in teaching, law, patenting, finance and banking.