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University of Southampton

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F900

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Typical offer: ABB, including two science subjects from Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Geology and Environmental Studies; plus a pass in the associated practical science assessment where applicable. EPQ offer: BBB, to include two science subjects from the above list, and grade A in the EPQ; plus a pass in the associated practical science assessment where applicable. Contextual offer: BBB, to include two sciences from the above list; plus a pass in the associated practical science assessment where applicable. General Studies, Use of Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are excluded for entry.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

Typical offer: D3, M1, M1 to include two science subjects from Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Geology and Environmental Studies. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A-levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A-level grade A and M1 can be used in lieu of A-level grade B.

Extended Project

A

Typical offer: BBB*, to include two science subject from Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Geology or Environmental Studies, and Grade A in Extended Project Qualification. *A pass in the associated science practical is required where applicable. General Studies, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are excluded for entry.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Typical offer: Pass, with overall score of 32 points, with 16 points required at Higher Level, including a minimum of 5 in two higher level sciences. Science subjects accepted are geography, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology, geology and environmental studies.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Typical offer: ABB to include two sciences from Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Geology and Environmental Studies. All applicants will be required to have achieved a pass in Mathematics and English at Standard Grade, Grade 3 or National 5, Grade C, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/Grade 4

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Typical offer: AB in two A-level science subjects from Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Geology and Environmental Studies (pass in practical science assessment is required where applicable), and grade A in the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

76%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Environmental sciences

On this BSc Environmental Science degree you will study one of four specialist pathways: Aquatic Environments and Resources, Biodiversity and Conservation, Environmental Change, and Sustainable Environmental Management.

This challenging and interdisciplinary course embraces a wide range of subjects including environmental science, geography, ecology, geology, law, and oceanography. Specialising in your chosen pathway, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to tackle the complex major environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. As with all University of Southampton Environmental Science courses, this programme will integrate theory-based learning with practical and project work, to work towards sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

Modules

In each year of study, you will complete compulsory modules, plus a further number relating to your chosen pathway. Core modules (for all four pathways): Year 1: Environmental Science: Concepts and Communication, Environmental Science: Research and Applications, Quantitative Methods, Environmental Field Techniques and Applications. Year 2: Environmental Pollution, Environmental Impact Assessment, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Environmental Scientists, Environment and Sustainability. Year 3: Individual Project, Environmental Law and Management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and coursework, such as essays and project reports. You will also complete assessed tasks such as writing impact reports and an environmental policy for a small business. Our students regularly have work from their dissertations published in international research journals.

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
£20,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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.

80%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

82%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
high
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Conservation and environment professionals
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£32k

£32k

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:

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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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