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University of Birmingham

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F900
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

At least one science A level subject from Geology, Geography, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Computing or Psychology

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

93%

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

£9,250

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

There is a growing need for graduates with a strong scientific background but who are also able to apply their knowledge to environmental management and protection globally. We will give you the knowledge and skills you need to help resolve the worldâ??s most pressing problems in a sustainable way. The research-led teaching on our flexible degree course ensures an inspirational and enquiry-based learning environment in the classroom, lab and field. You will graduate as a highly employable, independent global citizen with a broad range of transferable skills. Our programmes in Environmental Science are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

Modules

Year 1: practical environmental science; earth and ecological systems; methods in environmental science; environmental chemistry and physics; sustainable development; plant sciences and environmental biology.

University of Birmingham

Students outside campus

Steeped in history the University of Birmingham has a community campus vibe whilst being on the doorstep to the centre of the UK's second city. And because all students studying at Birmingham become automatic members of the Guild of Students you'll have many chances to develop skills outside of study, have fun, and meet like-minded people.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
52%
40%
8%

Year 1

57%
42%
1%

Year 2

40%
60%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
32% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has been difficult for some environmental scientists, with jobs and funding cuts, so bear that in mind when you look at the figures. This is also one of those subjects where graduates don’t usually go to London to work, so if you want to work in East Anglia or the South West – or overseas – this might be a good subject. Graduates tend to get jobs in the environment, in surveying and as lab technicians, but, 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 meteorologists.
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