Our environmental science course will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to tackle environmental challenges and forge a career that lets you make a positive impact on the world. Mixing essential theory with real-life research expeditions and field training, our environmental science degree gives you the transferable skills to succeed in the environmental sector. Whether you choose a three-year (BSc) or four-year (MSci) study route, you’ll develop both lab and field skills that will enhance your understanding of the processes taking place on earth – and how they impact on our planet. With a heavy focus on field trips and work experience, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to put your skills into practice. You’ll develop valuable employment skills that will let you pursue the environmental issues and career avenues that matter to you. You’ll enhance your employability skills and hands-on experience through a year-long, paid work experience placement, an optional work experience-based module and our excellent links with volunteering schemes. You’ll have the chance to take part in research expeditions. We ensure every student has adequate support throughout their time with us. That’s why you’ll get matched with a Personal Tutor as well as a Student Learning Assistant and a Graduate Academic Assistant. They’ll have experience in your subject area and will be able to help whenever you need. Our BSc Environmental Science is also accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES) / Institution of Environmental Science (IES), which means you’ll be able to apply for associate membership once you’ve graduated.
Environmental Science BSc/MSci
Develop the skills to pursue the environmental issues that matter most to you and the world around you.
This programme will provide you with thorough and in-depth specialist knowledge and technical skills to become a proficient environmental science professional that responds to academic, professional and employment needs. The interdisciplinary nature of the subject areas means you will be introduced to fundamental environmental sciences as well as aspects of environmental studies. You will gain key knowledge in environmental management, sustainability and pollution control as well as essential skills in environmental monitoring and assessment. Throughout your degree, you will gain the environmental and transferable skills necessary for an environmental science professional. By the end of the course, you will have the ability to define complex environmental problems and challenges, devise possible solutions and critique complex decision making. You will be able to plan and conduct field and laboratory investigations, and implement sustainable measures to bring about change and practical solutions. In your final year, you will be equipped to carry out your individual research project, supervised by one of our research-active academics. Such research will develop your analytical and evaluative skills whilst honing organisational and project management skills. These projects can also result in your contribution to published scientific papers.