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Bath Spa University

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F900
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Grades BCC- CCC with at least a Grade C in a Science (including a Pass in the Practical Skills Assessment) or Geography related subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

International Baccalaureate

A minimum score of 26 points with evidence of study in Science preferred.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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 planet’s 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.


In Year One, 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 Two 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 Three 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.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
292 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is quite a specialist degree and although graduates are more likely to go to work in the environment and conservation than anything else, it can be dependent to an extent on securing funding and so the jobs market can be competitive. This is also one of those subjects where graduates don’t usually go to London to work, so if you want to work in the south-west — or overseas — this might be a good subject. Graduates tend to get jobs in the environment, and as lab technicians. They can also be targeted to fill our serious gaps in recruitment in surveying. Like a lot of other subjects, if you want a job in research, start planning to take a doctorate. The stats also include a small number of oceanographers and meteorologist who are often in demand.
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