Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy

University of Greenwich

BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences

UCAS Code: F918
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
95% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17.5k LOW
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

UCAS points from A-levels, including geography or a science and one other subject appropriate to the degree. The points could come from AS-levels. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. We will also accept: Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later. General studies and Level 3 Key Skills are not accepted for this degree.

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


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
Icon docs

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

Environmental science is a combination of social, natural and physical science built around the idea of sustainability. This programme will develop your understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment. You will investigate solutions to environmental issues from various perspectives, including scientific, political, legal and philosophical positions. You will graduate with the skills to deal with local and global environmental issues both academically and practically. You will be able to document human impact on the landscape, explore environmental conflicts and issues, develop environmental policy and manage the environment sustainably. Fieldwork in the UK and abroad Fieldwork is an essential part of the programme, with trips funded by the Department. Destinations include the New Forest, the Lake District and south-east Spain. As a member of the Erasmus exchange scheme, we have collaborative arrangements with universities in the Netherlands, Italy and France. This will give you the opportunity to study abroad for a period of time. If you successfully complete at least 36 weeks of the optional work placement, you will be awarded the Diploma of Industrial Study. Ranking Our geography and environmental science degrees are ranked: 1st among London universities for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017 Within the UK's top 10 for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017. The aims of the programme are: To give you an understanding of environmental systems and how humans interact with them To explore the importance of sustainability and science in contemporary society To produce graduates with a specialist perspective in natural, physical or social environmental science.


Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits) The Earth's Dynamic Systems (30 credits) Practical & Professional Skills (30 credits) Science & the Environment (30 credits) Environmental Field Skills (15 credits) Year 2 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Sustainable Futures (15 credits) Environmental Monitoring (15 credits) Environmental Analysis (15 credits) Environmental Management (15 credits) Introduction to Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (15 credits) Research and Professional Skills in Geography and Environmental Science (15 credits) Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options. Quaternary Environmental Change (15 credits) Earth System Science (15 credits) Biogeography and Conservation Ecology (15 credits) Year 3 Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) Geography and Environmental Sciences Dissertation (30 credits) Geographical Information Systems (15 credits) Readings in Geography and Environmental Science (15 credits) Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options. Environmental Impact Assessment (15 credits) Climate Change (15 credits) Conservation and the Environment (15 credits) Soils and Environmental Interactions (15 credits) Volcanic Processes & Environmental Systems (15 credits) The Geography of Tourism and Development (15 credits) Policy and Law for Environmental Protection (15 credits) Urban Development and Planning (15 credits)

University of Greenwich

Students on Greenwich campus

The University of Greenwich offers students a chance to study at a choice of incredible locations on London’s doorstep. With a campus on a recognised World Heritage Site and our modern facilities in the new award–winning £76 million Stockwell Street development in the heart of Greenwich, open playing fields setting in Avery Hill in Eltham and the easily commutable Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime – the University of Greenwich has many advantages. And that’s without mentioning all the teaching, programmes, diversity, buzz and employment opportunities on offer.

How you'll spend your time

Sorry, we don’t have study time information to display here

How you'll be assessed

Sorry, we don’t have course assessment information to display here

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.

Icon bubble

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 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.


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
46% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
28% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
314 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
45% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
27% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

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 95% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17.5k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are protective service occupations


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


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.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us