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Brunel University London

Environmental Sciences

UCAS Code: F851

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including B in a science, environmental or maths subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a related subject

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

including grade 5 in Higher Level in a science, environmental or maths subject

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

including H3 in a science, environmental or maths subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in any subject with A level grade B in a science, environmental or maths subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB including a science, environmental or maths subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in a related subject, for example in environmental, agricultural, engineering or a science subject

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

DD

in any subject with A level grade B in a science, environmental or maths subject

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

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB including a science, environmental or maths subject

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

DDD

in a related subject, for example in environmental, agricultural, engineering or science subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

including B in a science, environmental or maths subject

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Environmental sciences

Our Environmental Science courses are based on the 15 Most Wanted skills identified from a national employers survey by the Natural Environment Research Council. Environmental Sciences is closely linked to one of Brunels flagship research institutes the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies. The Institute aims for international excellence in all forms of research relating to the quality of the environment and our health and wellbeing. Our Environmental Sciences team are previous winners of the Queens Anniversary Prize for two decades of pioneering research. Environmental scientists work to improve our impact on the natural world and there is a growing need for environmental scientists within the public, private and charitable sectors. Our graduates can progress to such roles as environmental practitioners, environmental analysts and environmental managers. We offer two flexible degree programmes in Environmental Sciences: Environmental Sciences BSc and Environmental Sciences MSci. You can choose between Environmental Sciences BSc as a three- year full-time course, a three-year full-time compressed sandwich course or a four-year full-time thick sandwich course. The Environmental Sciences MSci is offered as a four-year full-time course, a four-year compressed sandwich course or a five-year thick sandwich course. The compressed sandwich allows you to undertake a placement within the summer vacations instead of taking an extra year. This will help you to develop experience and contacts with an employer without extending the length of your degree. Youll develop your employability skills on our Leadership for Sustainability module. Brunels on-campus Professional Development Centre offers workshops on employability. These cover networking, psychometric and aptitude testing, interview skills, teamwork exercises and developing your CV and cover letters. Our advisors in the Professional Development Centre will help you apply for placements in such areas as environmental protection, environmental management and consultancy, environmental compliance and sustainability, and environmental research. These placements will provide you with valuable work experience and contacts. Youll benefit from our extensive, state-of-the-art teaching facilities and research laboratories. Fieldwork is an important element of the courses and youll attend at least two residential field trips (currently in Dorset and Tenerife). We also organise additional day field trips and youll have the opportunity to get involved in optional research fieldwork. We work closely with the Environment Agency, wholl be offering placements to students on both the Environmental Sciences BSc and MSci courses. Within these placements Brunel students will be addressing some of the worlds major environmental problems. Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and youll benefit from free IES membership. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Scientist, bringing opportunities for networking and professional development. Youll be taught by an award-winning research group. Our strong research culture enhances every aspect of the degree, from the lecture content to the development of the programme.

Modules

Typical modules include:
**Year one:** Biosphere; Earth System Science; Environmental Chemistry; Natural Hazards; Pre- Industrial Earth History; Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork I; Natural Environments Case Studies; Leadership for Sustainability I

**Year two**: Compulsory modules: Ecosystem Stressors; Climate Change; Environmental Pollution; Post-Industrial Earth History; Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork II; Anthropocene Case Studies; Leadership for Sustainability II; Environmental Health.
Optional Modules: Biochemistry: Structure and Function; Introduction to Programming; Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics; Construction and Sustainability; Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying

**Year three:** Compulsory modules: Sustainable Development; Environmental Governance; Planetary Health Case Studies; Individual Project; Leadership for Sustainability III. Optional modules: Pollution Solutions; Clean Technology; Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation; Ecology and Conservation; Public Health; Epidemiology Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity; Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology; Algorithms and their Applications; Software Development and Management; Civil Engineering Hydraulics; Water Engineering; Sustainable Construction; Sustainable Infrastructure Development; Geotechnical Engineering

**Year four:** Compulsory modules; Group Project. Optional modules: Climate Change: Science and Impacts; Biosphere II; GIS and Data Analysis; Environmental Law; Environmental Management; Integrated Pollution; Environmental Monitoring; Priority Pollutants and Human Health Effects; Essentials in Ecotoxicology; Designing, Analysing and Interpreting (Eco) Toxicological Studies; Reproductive Toxicology and Endocrine Disruption; Big Data Analytics; Data Visualisation; Quantitative Data Analysis: Water Infrastructure Engineering; Water Treatment Engineering; Water Process Engineering

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,850
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Life Sciences

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