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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include minimum grade C at A2 in Geography, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geology, Maths, Physics or Biology.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Accepted in combination with relevant A Level (Geography, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geology, Maths, Physics or Biology) at grade C.

International Baccalaureate

To include Geography or Science at Higher Level grade 5.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Developed in consultation with employers in environmental agencies and business, this course has real-world relevance and will develop your skills and knowledge towards the measurement, modelling and assessment of environmental change, and its impacts. The course combines aspects of physical and life sciences to develop your understanding of contemporary environmental issues. Field and laboratory work will develop your practical and analytical ability in undertaking complex scientific investigations. You will learn to process information from a range of sources and scientific disciplines which will enable you to make informed recommendations and take appropriate action. Features and benefits of the course:  The four year study abroad route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year in North America or Australia.  Alternatively the four year sandwich route allows you to spend your third year on an employment placement enhancing your career opportunities on graduation.  Manchester Metropolitan was ranked as the UK's greenest university in the 2017 People and Planet University League  The School has also won several Green Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education and practice from the Green Organisation.  Residential fieldwork opportunities in the UK or overseas are available during each year of the degree.  Our degrees explore the nature and causes of variability in natural environments and the social world in which you live. We will help you to develop skills to investigate these interactions to meet future challenges such as global inequalities, climate change, environmental issues and global urbanisation.  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.  Through their work on the assessment of climate change, research staff in the School's Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment have contributed to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


Manchester Metropolitan University

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 76%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
290 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
62% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are customer service occupations


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is quite a specialist degree and although graduates are more likely to go to work in the environment and conservation than anything else, it can be dependent to an extent on securing funding and so the jobs market can be competitive. This is also one of those subjects where graduates don’t usually go to London to work, so if you want to work in the south-west — or overseas — this might be a good subject. Graduates tend to get jobs in the environment, and as lab technicians. They can also be targeted to fill our serious gaps in recruitment in surveying. Like a lot of other subjects, if you want a job in research, start planning to take a doctorate. The stats also include a small number of oceanographers and meteorologist who are often in demand.
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