What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
at least two science-based subjects at A level (can include geography and/or maths; but psychology and economics are not accepted), and additional A level or equivalent. A pass is required in science practicals where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted.
This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AA-AB, in two science-based subjects (can include geography and/or maths; but psychology and economics are not accepted).
In two science-based subjects (can include geography and/or maths; but psychology and economics are not accepted). This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades ABBBB-BBBBB.
BTEC in Applied Science accepted. Please contact the School direct to check modules covered and grades required.
Including specified grades in two science-based subjects (can include geography and/or maths; but psychology and economics are not accepted) at Higher Level and English language.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-141 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers87%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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
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Our course offers a flexible applied science degree to enable you to understand the mechanisms and processes underlying our interactions with the natural environment. The course encompasses the environmental aspects of geography, biology, chemistry, maths, physics, and geology. This diversity is reflected in a wide range of optional module choices, so you can develop a broad scientific understanding but also tailor the course to your interests as you progress. We understand that theoretical learning should be accompanied by practical application; therefore, field work is an integral part of the course, with four field courses available in Devon, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Malaysia.
In the first year you will develop your understanding of key scientific principles within traditional scientific disciplines and how these are integrated and interrelated. The science behind climate change and influences on water chemistry are key topics in the second year. A wide range of optional modules allows you to study specific topics of interest to you. Your research project (lab, field or literature based) is the only core module in year three. Recent projects include studies on: Carbon capture and storage; Sustainable management of high-level nuclear waste; Climate change in the Arctic. Fieldwork provides hands on experience directly related to skills required in the environmental sector. In year one we offer optional field courses in Devon or Malaysia (on Tioman Island). In year two we offer a Hydrogeochemistry Field Course in Derbyshire. In year three you can take the Environmental Pollution Field Course (Czech Republic) or Arctic Ecology Field Course (at Abisko, Sweden).
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