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Brunel University London

Environmental Sciences with Placement Year

UCAS Code: F852

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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,M3

including M2 in a science, environmental or maths subject

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

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

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

H3,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 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 science subject

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

DD

in any subject with A level grade B in 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,C

including B in a science, environmental or maths subject

UCAS Tariff

112-136

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

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

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.

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 is spent on a year long professional placement.**

**Year four:** 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

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
£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

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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