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University of Hertfordshire

Environmental Management and Ecology

UCAS Code: F750

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

Entry requirements


Minimum of 2 A levels.

96 points with a minimum of 2 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

UCAS Tariff

96

GCSE Maths and English Language at 4/C or above, A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required for those for whom English is not their first language

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

4 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subjects

Ecology

Environmental sciences

Hertfordshires BSc Environmental degree has been in existence for nearly 50 years and our graduates are to be found working in many prestigious institutions including the United Nations, the British Museum, Mott McDonald, Lloyds of London, water companies, environment agencies and wildlife groups. Our friendly programme offers an applied approach to studying Environmental Management and Ecology and we provide some of the best facilities in the UK for students interested in wildlife and conservation with our Bayfordbury campus and field station. Bayfordbury covers over 40 hectares of amenity grassland, semi-natural woodlands (secondary and ancient), grasslands, ponds, a lake, scrubland and hedgerows. Current student projects include working with wildlife cameras (badger sets and hedgehogs); bat sound recording; bee health and pollen work with our apiary; moth trapping, using fish in an aquaponic setting to grow food; new invasive species such as demon shrimp; floral surveys; river restoration projects; small mammal and amphibian and reptile surveys. There are opportunities to develop the survey skills required by wildlife and conservation organisations and we work closely with both county and national experts in conservation.Following a common first year of interdisciplinary modules that tackle broad issues, we offer a range of more specialist modules in the second and final years along with opportunities to work with specialists on field projects. You can opt to study the course over 4 years by including a sandwich placement or a year studying at one of our many overseas partners.Our Environmental managers and ecologists are dedicated and personable, and we treasure our informal, family reputation and sense of community. Our staff know our students, and our regular small-group tutorials in first and second years set us apart from many larger departments.**Why choose Hertfordshire?** Our Environmental Management and Ecology degree is accredited and recognised by professional bodies such as the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES) We've achieved the top Gold ranking in the Governments Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018 We emphasise fieldwork learning and practical application of knowledge, supported by our own specialist environmental field station, dedicated laboratories. Inspiring first and second-year field courses in the UK and Swiss Alps free of charge, and further field courses to a range of exciting overseas destinations. High student satisfaction, excellent student-to-staff ratios, and a strong study community In addition to Bayfordbury we enjoy a beautiful, leafy campus and excellent facilities, less than 30 minutes from London Cutting-edge 50 million Science Building and outstanding learning resources, computing and online library facilities Regular opportunities for students to assist staff with research and to undertake fieldwork in pursuit of final year dissertations. Opportunities to work towards obtaining wildlife licenses. Working with employers in Hertfordshire to address pressing environmental challenges, helping them save energy, reduce waste and put effective strategies in place to manage their environmental impact.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Geography and Environmental Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Biosciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Geographical and environmental studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Biosciences

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Natural and social science professionals
19%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Conservation and environment professionals
9%
Customer service occupations
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.

Ecology

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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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.

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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£20k

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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