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Sheffield Hallam University

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F750

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

Entry requirements


Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

We may consider advanced entry HND/HNC students for direct entry to year two.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Environmental sciences

•Take part in residential field courses and local day visits.
•Develop your research and scientific skills in the laboratory and through fieldwork.
•Prepare for a successful future career by developing a wide range of graduate attributes alongside your environmental knowledge.
•Study a course accredited by the Landscape Institute and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

Gain an understanding of the key issues in environmental science, studying principles from both the natural and the social sciences. You are taught by experts who will provide you with opportunities to apply your learning in the real world – both in the laboratory and through field trips and day visits.
Our enthusiastic staff have all worked or carried out research in the field of environmental science. We encourage you to become an active, self-directed learner, preparing you for whatever you choose to do after your degree. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to understand
•the interactions between natural systems
•past, present and future human influences on the environment
•the monitoring and management of natural and human-induced environmental changes
•the sustainable management of natural resources, waste and energy

You learn through
•fieldwork
•laboratory classes
•practical IT classes
•lectures and seminars
•workshops and tutorials
•independent research project

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience and a professional network to prepare you for your future career. You could work for charities, city councils, environmental consultancies, government agencies, local wildlife trusts, NHS, schools or waste management companies.

You can study abroad at one of our partner universities for half of your work placement year. We have international study exchange agreements in countries including Australia, Canada, Finland, Italy and Norway (classes taught in English).

Field trips

Sheffield's location means you will have many opportunities to use the Peak District as a natural laboratory and learning environment. During your degree you will attend a number of residential field trips. Recent destinations include the Lake District, Amsterdam, Czech Republic, Iceland, Snowdonia and Mallorca.

Networking opportunities

Throughout your degree you will have visits by external speakers from a professional background. The course also connects with the professional world through our accreditation from both the Landscape Institute and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

Modules

**Year one core modules**- • introduction to environmental science • life on earth (ecology and biodiversity) • introduction to physical geography • introduction to fieldwork (residential field course in UK) • environmental protection • development and sustainability.
**Year one options** A foreign language may be taken instead of the development and sustainability module.

**Year two core modules** • research methods • geographical information systems • international fieldwork.
**Year two options** choose three from • conservation ecology • energy, waste and resources • environmental education and communication • fluvial geomorphology and hydrology • glacier and glaciation • sustainable settlements • foreign language

**Year three**- • optional work placement, year of study abroad or a mix of both.

**Final year core modules**- • dissertation
**Final year options** choose four from • advanced field research • advanced geographical information systems • atmospheric and water quality • conservation and habitat management • contaminated land and remediation • environmental impact assessment and management systems • natural hazards • people and the natural environment • quaternary environmental change • foreign language

Assessment methods

• Written assignments
• Presentation
• Examinations
• Project work
• Dissertation

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Customer service occupations
10%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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