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University of Stirling

Environmental Science and Outdoor Education

UCAS Code: FX99
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

25%

Subjects
  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
  • Others in education
Student score
Not Available
Not Available
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£21.3k HIGH
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

(Biology at grade B or Chemistry at grade B or Environmental Science at grade B or Geography at grade B or Geology at grade B or Mathematics at grade B or Physics at grade B).

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AABB

(Biology at grade B or Chemistry at grade B or Geography at grade B or Geology at grade B or Mathematics at grade B or Physics at grade B).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics or Physics at Higher level is required.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

25%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

Semesters 1 to 5: Building planet earth; environmental history; navigation and mountain skills; sports studies; leisure studies; landscape evolution; the biosphere; statistical techniques; introduction to ecology; eco-education; mountain leader training. Semesters 5 to 8: Safety and responsibility in outdoor education; field and laboratory techniques; environmental policy and management; conservation management; environmental hazards; restoration ecology; remote sensing; mountain leader assessment; residential field class (Iceland or southern Spain); Honours project.

University of Stirling

Mark Ferguson

Stirling University offers one of the most picturesque campuses in the UK. The campus is home to a large number of students and has a real sense of community spirit. It has a high standard of teaching and offers a safe all-round learning experience for its students. Moreover we are Scotland's University for sporting excellence, and boast some of the finest facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
82%

Year 1

34%
66%

Year 2

38%
62%

Year 3

44%
56%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
50%
17%

Year 1

24%
64%
12%

Year 2

20%
65%
15%

Year 3

12%
87%
1%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.3k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

19%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

14%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has been difficult for some environmental scientists, with jobs and funding cuts, so bear that in mind when you look at the figures. This is also one of those subjects where graduates don’t usually go to London to work, so if you want to work in East Anglia or the South West – or overseas – this might be a good subject. Graduates tend to get jobs in the environment, in surveying and as lab technicians, but, 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 meteorologists.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Only a small number of students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Graduates from these courses tend to go into teaching, management, or education support, or go into further study. It's also a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates did.
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