Other Courses: MEnvSci Environmental Science
Environmental Science BSc
Duration: 3 Years | UCAS Code: F900 | Fee Look Up
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.
Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) as part of their provisions for higher education, the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES). The IES is the leading professional body for Environmental Science professionals. Accreditation confirms that our courses are of high quality and provide excellent standards of professional development. Students on our courses are eligible to become student members of the IES – the first step toward achieving Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status.
We offer a wide range of open days throughout the year, where you can attend subject specific talks and meet staff and students.
Our campus and how we use it
We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.
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:
Module choices for 2019-2020
Teaching and Assessment
The central course pages contain figures which give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
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, due to the much sought after environmental science skills and in-depth knowledge our courses offer. 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.