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Manchester Metropolitan University

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F900

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C at A2 in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Maths or a Science subject.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Geography or Science at Higher Level grade 5.

Accepted in combination with relevant A Level at grade C.

Accepted in combination with relevant A Level at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

104-112
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

4 years | Sandwich with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Environmental sciences

The world around us is changing – and our Environmental Science degree will let you understand how. You’ll learn the skills and knowledge to measure, model and assess environmental change and its impact. Developed with employers, including environmental agencies and private businesses, this is a programme with real-world relevance, built around developing the techniques and expertise you’ll find in the workplace.

The course combines aspects of physical and life sciences, helping you build an understanding of environmental issues today. You’ll also gain a wide range of practical and analytical skills, working in the lab and the field. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to collect, process, and analyse data from a range of sources across different scientific disciplines – giving you the understanding to make informed recommendations in a professional context.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**

- We are fully accredited by professional bodies such as the Institution of Environmental Sciences, with all students eligible for free membership and associated benefits.

- We offer free Carbon Literacy training to our students, to build their understanding of sustainability and to enhance their employability.

- The School has been awarded Green Hero Status for Excellence in Environmental Education and Practice from the Green Organisation.

- The four year study abroad route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year in North America, Australia or Europe.

- Alternatively, the four year sandwich route allows you to spend your third year on an employment placement, enhancing your career opportunities on graduation.

- Residential fieldwork opportunities in the UK or overseas are available during each year of the Environmental Science degree.

- Our laboratories and facilities are state-of-the-art and will give you first-hand experience of a wide range of manual and instrumental lab skills and techniques.

- Our practical facilities include a dedicated instrumentation laboratory with an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometer and ion chromatograph (IC) for environmental measurements, a GIS laboratory and a field store with the equipment for sampling and assessing a wide range of environments.

- Read our Geography and the Environment student blog: mmu.ac.uk/geogenvblog

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department of Natural Sciences

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.

83%
med
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Conservation and environment professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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