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University of Nottingham

Environmental Geoscience

UCAS Code: F630

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Two science subjects from Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths. Plus a pass in the practical science element (where this is assessed separately). Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking

Must include sufficient science content. Please contact institution for advice before applying.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including a score of at least 5 in two Higher Level science subjects from Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths

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

DDM

Must include sufficient science content. Please contact institution for advice before applying.

UCAS Tariff

128

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77%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental geoscience

Focusing on environmental and geological issues of societal concern, this course is uniquely provided in conjunction with the world-leading British Geological Survey (BGS). Geoscientists work to understand the Earth's processes and provide essential information for solving some of the 21st century's most pressing societal challenges, including managing resources, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and welfare of the public. This course is designed to help grow the next generation of environmental geoscience experts. You will gain practical experience and work with specialists who are currently conducting vital research on climate change, Earth hazards and energy. You will go into the field with geoscientists from the BGS and the University.

Modules

Designed to ensure you have the key foundation-level knowledge required for more in-depth study, the first year of this course includes introductions to geological, atmospheric, oceanic and ecological systems. You'll develop your practical research skills with a four-day intensive residential field course in the Lake District. You'll undertake core modules in geology and research techniques in your second and third years, and prepare a 10,000-word dissertation based on a research topic of your choice. You will undertake fieldwork and choose from a range of geoscience modules. You can also apply to spend a semester of your second year studying abroad.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,590
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

Institute for Science and Society

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


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Earth sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£25,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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