Environmental Science, BSc Hons

Environmental Science, BSc Hons

Environmental science is a combination of social, natural and physical science built around the idea of sustainability. This programme will develop your understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment. You will investigate solutions to environmental issues from various perspectives, including scientific, political, legal and philosophical positions. You will graduate with the skills to deal with local and global environmental issues both academically and practically. You will be able to document human impact on the landscape, explore environmental conflicts and issues, develop environmental policy and manage the environment sustainably. Fieldwork is an essential part of the programme, with trips funded by the Department. Destinations include the New Forest, the Lake District and south-east Spain. As a member of the Erasmus exchange scheme, we have collaborative arrangements with universities in the Netherlands, Italy and France. This will give you the opportunity to study abroad for a period of time. If you successfully complete at least 36 weeks of the optional work placement, you will be awarded the Diploma of Industrial Study. The aims of the programme are:

  • To give you an understanding of environmental systems and how humans interact with them
  • To explore the importance of sustainability and science in contemporary society
  • To produce graduates with a specialist perspective in natural, physical or social environmental science.

UCAS code

F918 M BSc/EnvS

Department

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI)

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
4-6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM A-level geography or science and one other suitable A-level

OR BTEC National

OR DVCE

OR Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications will be considered

PLUS a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, fieldwork and coursework.

Career options

Graduates have opportunities in environmental and land management, conservation and heritage management, waste management, local government, environment agencies, ecology and biodiversity, overseas development, urban planning and natural resource management.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - MS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Geography and Environmental Science

Learn about the world around you - its nature, environment, society and cultures. Explore the problems we’re facing such as climate change and pollution and get hands on experience at home and abroad.

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