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University of Exeter

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F751

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,A,A

Excluding General Studies. Grade B in one of the following Science subjects required: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science (applied), Sport Science, Statistics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 13 L3 credits at Merit grade in one of the following subject areas: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science (applied), Sport Science, Statistics. Please also see our GCSE requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-34

Applicants will be considered with IB 36-34 OR 666 or 665 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have HL Grade 5 in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science (applied), Sport Science, Statistics.

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

DDD

Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL Science requirement: Applied Science, Countryside Management, Environmental Sustainability. Applicants studying any other BTEC Extended Diploma will also require a GCE AL Grade B in one of the following Science subjects required: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science (applied), Sport Science, Statistics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B-A,A,B

Grade B in one of the following Science subjects required: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science (applied), Sport Science, Statistics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,A,A,B


Grade B in one of the following Science subjects required: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science (applied), Sport Science, Statistics.

UCAS Tariff

136-160

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental sciences

Do you want to make a difference and change the future of the planet? Are you inspired by the complexity of the natural environment? Could you help develop new ways to manage the world’s natural resources? If so, then environmental science is the subject for you.

Our BSc and MSci Environmental Science programmes are the University’s flagship environmental degrees, enabling you to learn the science behind the Earth’s amazing complexity and its environmental processes. These programmes are at the cutting edge of current thinking in the environmental field and will prepare you to help change the future of our planet. You will learn practical and theoretical insights from world-leading research experts in a range of environmental disciplines and emerge from your degree with an understanding of how to measure, evaluate, and make decisions about environmental issues. From day one of your degree you will take a hands-on approach to the collection and analysis of environmental data in the field and laboratory.

These challenging programmes will broaden your horizons by enabling you to learn about environmental processes at a range of scales, from local and regional to national and global. You’ll engage with issues relating to climate change, its impact on the world, and efforts to mitigate its effect. You will uncover the complexities of the legal processes which underpin environmental decision making and discover how the law facilitates the enforcement of environmental regulation.

Throughout the programme you will develop a wide range of practical skills to increase your employability, working with satellite data and using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to guide real-world environmental decision making. You will have the opportunity to work and learn in inspiring places where you will gain practical field experience.

You will benefit from exposure to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research through the programmes’ close relationship with the University’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) on the Penryn Campus. Cornwall is an exceptional place in which to study issues related to the environment and sustainability: the county is a perfect living laboratory which offers a diverse range of marine and terrestrial habitats, a wealth of natural resources and creative and resilient communities.

Our programme structures allow you to pursue your interests and shape your ambitions. Importantly, throughout the degrees you will gain insights from industry leaders in the environmental sector and engage with other relevant organisations through field trips embedded in modules and work placement opportunities offered by the University.

The four-year MSci Environmental Science mirrors the BSc Environmental Science and includes an additional fourth year. The final year provides an opportunity to work on a project focused on a specialised area of environmental professional practice or academic research. You have the choice of carrying out a detailed consultancy report, where possible in collaboration with an industrial partner, or a more traditional research project aligned with one of our leading research groups. The remainder of your time will be spent studying advanced research methods, and on a two week intensive field course in which your scientific field-research, debating and presentation skills will be further developed.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall

Department:

Geography

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.

70%
low
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

81%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£20,500
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£24k

£32k

£32k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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