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Brunel University London

Environmental Sciences with Placement

UCAS Code: F854

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma Science, Engineering or Environmental Science with 45 credits at Level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M3

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

29

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in any subject with A level grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BC

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in any subject

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

in any subject and an A level Grade B

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

in any subject

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

DD

in any subject with A level grade B

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

D

in any subject with A levels grade BC

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

DDD

in any subject

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D

in any subject with 2 A Levels at grade BC

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

112-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Environmental sciences

Our global temperature has increased to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. What is the impact of this and what will happen if it continues to rise? Studying Environmental Sciences at Brunel will give you the foundation you need to pursue a career that makes a difference to our planet.

At Brunel you’ll develop your scientific skills in the classroom, laboratory and through field work. You’ll attend residential field trips in the UK and abroad. Our current trips take students to Dorset and Tenerife.

Your first year will bring together many different disciplines. You’ll use physical, chemical and biological knowledge to develop an understanding of the Earth’s environment.

Your course is based on the 15 “most wanted skills” identified from a national employer’s survey by the Natural Environment Research Council. This means that in addition to studying scientific topics, you’ll learn to use computer programs such as GIS, you’ll perform data analysis and be trained in areas such as public engagement, communication, leadership and teamwork.

You'll also have the option to carry out a placement as part of your degree, giving you the experience to create a stand-out CV. The Environmental Sciences BSc offers a unique compressed degree where you can carry out two placements within your three year degree during summer vacations, where you’ll earn a graduate level salary. You can also carry out a one year placement between years two and three, as part of a four year degree.

Modules

Typical Modules
Year 1
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 2
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 3
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

Your placement will be completed over two summer vacations (there is no need for an extra year in the programme duration.)

Visit our website for full course details and modules.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,355
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

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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