Environmental Science integrates the natural sciences and considers how a wide range of factors may impact on the environment. It attempts to understand how both anthropogenic and natural forces result in the processes of environmental change such as global warming, ecosystem pollution and habitat loss.
The study of Environmental Science also includes an appreciation of how technology and regulatory processes can be applied to prevent environmental degradation and an awareness of practical remediation methods. Professionals working in the field of Environmental Science need to be able to combine an understanding of science with a knowledge of the legislative frameworks and the regulatory authorities for environmental protection.
The entry requirements for this course are 104 to 120 tariff points from 3 A-Levels including 32 from one required subject, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
This course will provide you with a strong, broad foundation in Environmental Science and includes both a theoretical and applied perspective. You will be trained in a substantial range of transferable skills in laboratory work, computing, data analysis, report writing and project management.
This course is particularly designed to appeal to students who wish to begin their degree by studying a generic science base in their first year and then moving towards a more customised pathway in their final year which will suit the areas of interest they have developed during the second year of their degree. A key part of this is the third year research project where students will have the opportunity to work closely with an academic’s research programme.
Investigative, Reporting and Practical Skills 1&2
Topics in Contemporary Science
Earth & Society
Ecology & Ecosystems Management
Field Research: Environment
Evolution & Wildlife Conservation
Option units: choose one of the following:
Introduction to Toxicology
Applied Geospatial Science
Independent Research Project
Optional units: choose two of the following:
Earth Surface Processes & Landforms
Emergence & Extinction in the Ice Ages
Wildlife Behaviour & Habitat Conservation
Freshwater Resource Management
Environmental Remote Sensing
Advanced Environmental Law & Planning
Occupational Health & Safety
Our staff have research embedded in professional practice, sharing their experiences through education and consultancy. As a student you will receive a high quality educational experience and may be involved in fieldwork and placements across the globe.
As well as the valuable links you will develop through your professional placement, our staff can draw on their own association with organisations around the world. Our lecturers have commercial and research contacts and have published their results in academic papers or in their own books. Our guest speakers are able to give you invaluable insights into professional areas. These links can lead to placement and employment opportunities.
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