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Bath Spa University

Environmental Science (Professional Practice Year)

UCAS Code: K923

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

Grades BCC- CCC with Grade C in Science or Geography related subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE courses - Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a science or related subject.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with year in industry | 2019

Subject

Environmental sciences

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.Environmental Science at Bath Spa University explores biological and geographical perspectives of the environment. Expect to get your hands dirty as we get you out of the classroom and into the environment as much as possible. Your tutors will help you understand issues such as climate change, importance of biodiversity, and pollution as you develop the skills to do something about them. - Cover some of the planets most pressing problems - e.g. protection of the environment and natural systems, energy use and waste management. - Develop the skills that employers look for. - You will be taught by enthusiastic, committed and supportive professionals with an emphasis on practicals and fieldwork.- Design a programme of study to suit your interests and career aspirations. - Have a diverse range of optional modules to choose from - e.g. marine biology, climatology, rivers and coastal management.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Modules

In Year 1, you’ll study Environmental Science from two related perspectives: biological and geographical, which will be covered alongside biodiversity and conservation. You will also select two optional modules.

Year 2 will see you study critical aspects of environmental science in more depth, in particular ecology and environmental management. There is also a wide range of optional modules to choose from, which allows you to tailor your programme e.g. around your career aspirations. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to do practical work in the field and laboratory, and an opportunity to enhance your employability skills with a work placement.

Finally, in Year 3 you’ll choose a subject to research in depth through your dissertation. You’ll also have the choice of optional modules in topics such as animal behaviour, nature conservation, climatology, marine biology, plants and people, and much more.

Please refer to our website for more information.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

College of Liberal Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Environmental sciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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Environmental sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,100
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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