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University of Central Lancashire

Environmental Science (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: ZS15

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

Entry requirements


72 UCAS points

72 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects

72 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

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

DM

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

MMP

72 UCAS points

72 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Environmental sciences

This degree programme focusses on the principles and practical applications of Environmental Science with an emphasis on field and laboratory-based study. Current issues such as natural and human-induced climate change, sustainable resource use, pollution control and decreasing biodiversity are just some of the subject areas covered by the course. Students are encouraged to develop a practical problem-solving approach to environmental issues and gain the experience and transferable skills necessary for employment and/or postgraduate study. The focus on graduate employability is reflected in a compulsory placement module and the option of a sandwich year in industry. Residential fieldtrips are integral to the programme and include the opportunity for international travel (previous locations have included: Guyana, China, Poland and Kenya). The course also offers students a unique opportunity to study optional modules in Archaeology and Forensic Science.

Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary subject and career options are incredibly varied. Examples of directly related career options include: Environmental consultant, Environmental manager, Recycling officer, Water quality scientist, Nature Reserve manager, Sustainability consultant and Environmental education officer. The degree may also act as a gateway to a career in related areas such as: Landscape Architecture, Toxicology and Town planning.

**The course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).**

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to Environmental Management and Assessment, Measuring the Environment, Dynamic Earth and Ecology. In addition you will choose to study two of the following modules; Key Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology and Introduction to History.

Year 2: Introduction to Environmental Management and Assessment, Measuring the Environment, Dynamic Earth and Ecology. In addition you will choose to study one of the following modules; Introduction to Osteology and Anthropology, Archaeology of Britain and Environment and Sustainability.

Year 3: Environmental Pollution and Control, Placement/Project Module, Geographical Information Systems, Research Theory and Practice and either Biodiversity and Conservation or Environmental Change. In addition you will choose to study one following modules; Environmental Forensics, The Science and Management of Death or Themes in British Archaeology 1.

Year 4: Research Project, Fieldwork, Environmental Impact Assessment and either Ecotoxicology or Carbon and Energy Management. In addition you will choose to study one of the following modules; Forensic Taphonomic Traces, Themes in British Archaeology 2, Nature, Science and Society, Applied Ecology or Applied River Management.

Assessment methods

To ensure that student attainment is not negatively biased by over-reliance on any one-assessment technique and to facilitate development of transferable skills, a range of assessment methods are used (dependent on module choice) including essays, practical reports/workbooks, group and individual presentations, poster presentations, data analysis and end of module examinations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geographical and environmental studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
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