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Ulster University

Environmental Science with DPP/DIAS

UCAS Code: F901

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-C,C,C

To include CC (including two science subjects). Subjects may include Geography, Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental Technology/Science, Physical Education, Single Award Science, ICT, Nutrition and Food Science. Applied Science Double Award also acceptable. Provided the above subject requirements are met, you can substitute a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University for one of the A-Level grades.

Pass Access course (120 credits) with an overall mark in the range 60-65% including level 3 modules in the range 60-65%.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

To include 12 at Higher Level and to include two subjects from the following; Geography, Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, IT, Home Economics.

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

H4,H4,H4,H4,H4-H3,H3,H3,H4,H4


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 baove if not sitting at Higher Level.

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

DDM

Pass overall BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM to include 9 Distinctions. The BTEC must be science based.

UCAS Tariff

96-120

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Environmental sciences

BSc Hons Environmental Science with Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP)/Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS) 4 years full-time. In order to attain the DPP students normally undertake a placement in either industry or a research institute. To attain the DIAS students undertake a period of studies overseas at another educational institution.
Environmental science is a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates many of the sciences taught at secondary school (including Geography) and applies to the study of the environment, and to the solution of environmental problems. The tcourse offers an integrated, quantitative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. This includes processes and management issues related to the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and geosphere. Strong transferrable skills are developed during the degree, especially in the use and application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Marine science route

We also offer a marine science route through the environmental science degree.Marine science is an interdisciplinary academic field dedicated to the study of the ocean. It covers a wide range of topics, including marine organisms and ecosystems, ocean currents and waves, plate tectonics and marine geology, fluxes of chemical substances, and the physical properties of the ocean and atmosphere.

Why study with us?
?We received 100% satisfaction in the National Student Survey four years in a row.
?We have excellent links to industry, and all our courses are carefully designed to enhance student employability and career prospects.
?We put a strong emphasis on skills-based practice and overseas field-work, with opportunities for industrial placements and studying abroad.
?We are located in Coleraine on the spectacular Causeway Coast, minutes away from urban centres and natural laboratories (rivers, coast, ocean, mountains, forests).

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.

90%
high
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

100%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
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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