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University of Stirling

Environmental Science and Outdoor Education

UCAS Code: FX99

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level grade 5.

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

DDM

To include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

AAAB over 2 sittings. To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.

UCAS Tariff

120

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

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Education

Environmental sciences

This unique degree fuses learning in Environmental Science with practical skills-based learning in outdoor and environmental education. Youll graduate with a degree in Environmental Science and Outdoor Education, including the opportunity to gain your Mountain Leader Award as an integral part of your degree. The degrees include tuition in core aspects of our academic degrees, including environmental issues, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, environmental techniques and core issues in geography, along with outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. This combined approach will allow you to enter a wide range of relevant careers from outdoor instructor through to environmental consultant or ecologist.Academic components of the degree will give you a strong foundation in understanding processes as diverse as the formation of the Earth and local landscapes and society through to impacts of radioactivity in the environment and how to manage and restore populations and habitats that have been subject to radical changes by humans. Frequent integrative and field-based teaching will allow you to develop a functional understanding of these issues so that you canapply them to the systems that youll manage and the problems that youll solve in your future career. Both programmes include an optional five-day field course in the UK in year 2, and 3rd year options for field classes in Spain or Iceland.Costs for these are subsidised by the university, but require financial contributions from students.The distinctive aspects of these courses is that they include a solid grounding in environmental science or environmental geography together with practical training in navigation, mountain hazards, outdoor safety and the design and delivery of outdoor programmes with environmental and ecological learning outcomes. As well as gaining your university degree, The Mountain Leader Award combines all of these aspects into a qualification recognised by the outdoor education industry and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

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
£1,820
per year
International
£14,460
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Stirling

Department:

Biological and Environmental Sciences

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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.

Education

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Environmental sciences

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

83%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
1%
Drop out rate

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.

Education

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.

3%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£21,400
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Conservation and environment professionals
7%
Sales, marketing 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.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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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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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