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Ulster University

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F900

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

to include grades BB (in two 2 science subjects).

Overall profile of 65% overall with 65% in each level 3 module (NI 120 Credit Access Course). Pass GB Access to Higher Education course with 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE passes at grade C or above, or equivalent in Mathematics, English and double award science are required. Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include 13 at Higher Level to include two subjects from the following: Geography, Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, IT, Home Economics includingGrade 4 or above in Higher or Subsidiary level in English Language and Mathematics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

to include two subjects from the following: Geography, Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, IT, Home Economics. English and Maths Grade H6 (Higher Level) or above or Grade O4 (Ordinary Level) or above if not sitting at Higher Level.

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

DDM

(to include subject requirements)

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

to include 2 Science subjects.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

to include 2 Science subjects.

UCAS Tariff

120-123

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

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Environmental sciences

These courses examine the natural environment and human impact upon it. The courses produce science graduates with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complexity and uncertainty of environmental systems, and who have the skills and competencies to observe, measure, model and manage these systems. This is achieved through the integration of theoretical, practical and field-based approaches. Interdisciplinary in nature, the courses embrace ecology, geography, glaciology, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, geology, pedology and environmental chemistry, and consider present-day environmental problems such as climate change, natural hazards, environmental degradation, conservation, planning, recreation, tourism provision, and international development. This course provides the opportunity to complete a work placement or period of study abroad to enhance your employability and give you the skills and confidence to stand out in today's competitive marketplace, this takes place in year three and will extend your degree to four years in total. You can also gain official recognition for your placement and be awarded a further qualification in addition to your degree. Placement options are: • A Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) is awarded if you successfully complete a placement year in employment, in addition to an academic assessment or project. • A Diploma in Professional Practice (International) (DPP(I)) is awarded if your work placement is successfully completed overseas. An academic assessment or project is usually involved. • A Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS) is awarded if you successfully complete a year studying abroad. This usually takes place in year three of your degree programme.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coleraine

Department:

Coleraine Campus

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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.

86%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Conservation and environment professionals
21%
Natural and social science professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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