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University of Greenwich

Environmental Sciences

UCAS Code: F918

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

32 Points from Geography (or related science subject)

UCAS Tariff

104

BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Geography (or related science subject – as above) Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English. We will also consider: AS-levels along with A2-levels Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Environmental sciences

With its mix of social, natural and physical sciences and emphasis on sustainability, our Environmental Science, BSc Hons degree prepares you for careers that have real impact on the world.

Our degree in Environmental Science will develop your understanding of the interactions between living systems and the physical landscape and its processes, and how society affects these. Through a range of modules, you'll investigate solutions to environmental issues from scientific, political, legal and philosophical perspectives. You will document the human impact on the landscape and explore environmental conflicts and issues.

Fieldwork is an important aspect of your studies and is funded by the university. In previous years, students have visited the Lake District, New Forest and south-east Spain.

Potential careers for our Environmental Science graduates include management roles in the environmental, land, conservation and heritage sectors.

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
The Earth's Dynamic Systems (30 credits)
Practical & Professional Skills for Environmental Sciences (30 credits)
Science & the Environment (30 credits)
Environmental Field Skills (15 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Sustainable Futures (15 credits)
Quaternary Environmental Change (15 credits)
Environmental Management (15 credits)
Environmental Monitoring and Analysis (15 credits)
Research and Professional Skills in Geography and Environmental Science (15 credits)
Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Environmental Archaeology (15 credits)
Urban and Topographic Meteorology (15 credits)
Biogeography and Ecosystems (15 credits)
Forensic Geoscience (15 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
Geography and Environmental Sciences Dissertation (30 credits)
Remote Sensing for Environmental Scientists (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)
Water Resources Management (15 credits)
Volcanic Processes & Environmental Systems (15 credits)
Policy and Law for Environmental Protection (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Coursework- 71%
Exams-17%
Practical- 12%

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Medway (University Campus)

Department:

Natural Resources Institute

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?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£18,200
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Science, engineering and production technicians
20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other elementary services occupations
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