Environmental ScienceUCAS Code: F900
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
GCE A Level: Grade C or above in a Science subject, or equivalent. Subjects that meet the science requirement for this course: Applied Science, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Maths, Use of Maths, Physics, Psychology, Science in the Environment, Statistics. Any Science subject at grade C.
To include 6 units in a science subject. BTEC Animal Management (or similar) is acceptable where at least 6 units in Biological Sciences have been completed.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers95%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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You will gain the knowledge and skills to play a positive role in protecting our environment for future generations. This course has a practical focus and whether youâ??re on one of our expeditions working in the threatened forests of Madagascar or diving on the coral reefs of Cuba, carrying out an investigation in one of our labs, or using latest mapping software in our dedicated computer suite, you learn by using the skills and technology employed at the forefront of environmental science. You will be based in Bristol, the 2015 European Green Capital, and have the Somerset Levels, the Severn Estuary and other unique environments on your doorstep to study and explore.
Year 1: the living world; the earth; policy making and environmental economics; microbiology 1; environmental field course; scientific inquiry; year 2: environmental health law and enforcement; local environmental systems; 4 from: applied ecology; scientific analysis of environmental issues; plant growth and survival; environmental pollution; cell biology; genetics; energy and physical resources; fundamentals of analytical science; science communication or a modern language; year 3: project; 4 from: ecological survey; environmental toxicology; sustainable environmental biotechnology; plants and culture; environmental assessment and auditing; industrial health and safety; estuarine and marine ecosystems; pollution management; environmental plant physiology; business and the environment; waste management and resource recovery; science communication or a modern language.
UWE strives to make its graduates the graduates of choice for employers. Enhancing students' employability in order to equip them to make the most of their career potential is a core objective. UWE has established employer partnerships with Airbus, Hewlett Packard, the BBC and the NHS helping us ensure skills, work experience and graduate capabilities are embedded in our courses.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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2:1 or above
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