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University of Northampton

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F750

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

M2,M3,M3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Environmental sciences

**Why choose this course?**

Environmental Science is a broad field that encompasses aspects of ecology and physical science to evaluate environmental issues and propose appropriate solutions. If you have an interest in the environment and in applying scientific principles to help solve environmental problems this course is for you.

This flexible, interdisciplinary course allows you to follow a programme with modules drawn from across the subject of environmental science. You are then able to specialise in particular areas of interest in the second and third year or continue to study a more varied programme.

We use field and lab based activities to ensure that you develop a range of scientific concepts and theories that are transferable and sought after in a variety of employment areas.

You will have various opportunities for visits and for fieldwork and there is an opportunity in the second year to undertake an optional residential field trip overseas. Previous field trips have included Mallorca and Tenerife, but please note there is an additional charge to cover flights, accommodation and transport which in 2016 was £550. Examples of previous UK visits include Oxford Botanic Garden, Kew Gardens, the Natural History Museum, as well as field sites in and around Northamptonshire.

**By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:**

- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).

- If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more.

- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

? terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information

Modules

**STAGE 1:**

• Air and Water – Principles (compulsory)

• Introduction to Ecology (compulsory)

• The Physical Environment (compulsory)

• Environmental Science Practical (compulsory)

• Biodiversity: An Introduction (compulsory)

• Principles of Wastes Management (compulsory)

**STAGE 2:**

• Environmental Law (compulsory)

• Research Methods (compulsory)

• Air and Water – Processes (compulsory)

• Habitat Ecology and Management (designated)

• Biogeography (designated)

• Fieldwork Module (designated)

• Weather and Climate (designated)

• Resource Recovery Techniques (designated)

• Land Contamination and Disposal (designated)

• Principles of a Circular Economy (designated)

• Past Environments (designated)

**STAGE 3:**

• Biodiversity and Conservation (designated)

• Research Project and Dissertation (compulsory)

• Wastes Minimisation and Recycling (designated)

• Sustainable Development: Land Use and Planning (designated)

• Landscape and Restoration Ecology (designated)

• Climate and Society (designated)

• Career Planning and Placement (compulsory)

• Wastes Prevention (designated)

• Recycling Systems (designated)

• Sustainable Manufacture (designated)

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment is used including:

• field surveys

• reports

• oral presentations

• field reports

• time constrained tests

• end of year examinations.

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Division of Environmental Science

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.

84%
med
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

80%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
E
273

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.

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other administrative occupations
7%
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.

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.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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