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University of Sheffield

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F902
Master of Environmental Science - MEnv years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including Geography or another relevant science subject Science subjects includes: Biology/Human Biology, Geology and Environmental Science/Studies or one of the above + Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics or Statistics.

Scottish Highers

including Geography or another relevant science subject

BTEC Diploma

including Geography or another relevant science subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

including Geography or another relevant science subject

International Baccalaureate

including 6 in Higher Level Geography or another relevant science subject

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The four-year MEnvSci includes a year of advanced research training which is particularly useful if you want a career in research or consultancy. You can specialise – in global change, environmental biosciences or environmental geosciences – or you can take a more general course. You will have the chance to take part in field classes in the UK, Europe, Africa and North America. All compulsory field trips are free. The Department of Geography has over 30 full-time academics covering topics in human and physical geography. Our facilities include an environment centre in the Peak District and a field centre in Tanzania. We teach this course with colleagues in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences – the Times Good University Guide has put Sheffield in the UK top 5 for biosciences every year since 2009. The course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) one of the leading bodies for environmental science professionals. Graduates have a range of specialist and transferable skills. They work all over the world, in sectors including local and national government, business, sustainability and environmental consultancy.


University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
421 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is quite a specialist degree and although graduates are more likely to go to work in the environment and conservation than anything else, it can be dependent to an extent on securing funding and so the jobs market can be competitive. This is also one of those subjects where graduates don’t usually go to London to work, so if you want to work in the south-west — or overseas — this might be a good subject. Graduates tend to get jobs in the environment, and as lab technicians. They can also be targeted to fill our serious gaps in recruitment in surveying. Like a lot of other subjects, if you want a job in research, start planning to take a doctorate. The stats also include a small number of oceanographers and meteorologist who are often in demand.
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