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Kingston University

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F900

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

An A Level (or equivalent) in any subject is considered but we prefer one or more from Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology or Physics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:15,P:15

Applied Science or Science based course required. Equivalent of 96 UCAS points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Minimum of 5 in Standard Level English Language, Maths and Geography or 4 at Higher Level

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

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points to include Geography, Geology or a related discipline are required at a minimum of a grade H3.

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

DD

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

MMM

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points with Science or Mathematics or Geography or Psychology with a minimum of a grade C.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS points from a minimum of two A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental sciences

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– You’ll put theory into practice through fieldwork in the UK and overseas. Throughout the course, we’ll encourage you to apply your studies to real-life work situations.
– There is the opportunity for a year’s paid work placement where you’ll get valuable experience in an environmental field, helping to boost your employability.
– An independent research project will reflect your own environmental science interests and help you build towards your career.

**About this course**
Are you interested in seeking sustainable solutions to environmental challenges such as climate change, development pressures, resource use and environmental pollution? If so, this course is ideal.

This course is highly practical. You’ll gain the skills to investigate, monitor, evaluate and understand environmental systems and to predict and respond to environmental challenges

Modules

Please note that this is and indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1: GG4020 - Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis, GG4080 - Introduction to Physical Geography and Environmental Hazards, GG4030 - Understanding the Environment, GG4090 - Research and Fieldwork Methods.
Year 2: GG5155 -Cartography, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, GG5400 - Design and Management of Environmental Projects, GG5180 - Ecology and Conservation, GG5020 -Land, Water and the Environment, GG5155 -Cartography, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, GG5140 - Disaster Risk Reduction, GG5190 - Geomorphology and Geophysical Hazards.
Year 3: GG6140 - GIS: Transforming Geography and Environment, GG6080 - Land and Water Resources Management, GG6070 - The Challenge of Climate Change, GG6400 - Research Project, GG6130 - Disaster Management.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, seminars and tutorials, practical classes and integrated fieldwork study. We place emphasis on learning through experiences and there is field work and practical classes at all stages of your learning, including UK, European and non-European field work.

Assessment is varied and your assignments may replicate tasks you are likely to face in the workplace. These include environmental report writing, role-playing exercises, presentations and environmental project exercises.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Geography Geology and the Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

64%
low
Environmental sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Environmental sciences

Teaching and learning

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
29%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Conservation and environment professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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