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University of Worcester

Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F750

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-112

96 UCAS tariff points must include two A levels from: Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Maths, Biology, or Physics. 104 UCAS tariff points must include one A level from: Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Maths, Biology, or Physics. Students with 104-108 points will be considered if this includes one A level and one AS level from the following subjects: Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Maths, Biology, and Physics. Students with 112 points or more will be considered if this includes an AS level in one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Maths, Biology, and Physics.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Environmental sciences

**Overview**

Studying Environmental Science at the University of Worcester will ensure you are on track for a successful and rewarding career in the environmental sector. Through our flexible programme you can focus on key areas of environmental science, including atmospheric pollution, climate change and its mitigation, the contamination of soil and water, river science'and the biomeasurement of toxicity. Studying Environmental Science at the University of Worcester means you will get the degree you want!

At Worcester, the Environmental Science degree programme is highly contemporary ensuring our students receive training in advanced and cutting-edge techniques. This will include atmospheric sampling using drones, forecasting the movement and abundance of airborne pollen and pathogens, the detection of pesticides using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), mapping using GIS software, and measuring responses of plants and invertebrates to climate change.

**Key features**

- Small class sizes (typically 15-30 students)

- Exceptional staff contact time (typically 12-16 hours per week)

- Numerous field sites within 45 minutes of the University campus

- Strong emphasis on students attaining field and lab based skills

- Authentic assessments that prepare students for the real world

- Training in state-of-the-art equipment

- Strong links with the environmental sector

- Flexibility in the degree programme to tailor your course

- Study with BSc Ecology as a joints honours programme

**Learn more about the course at our Open Days**

Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course at our subject specific talks, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester.

Book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

School of Science and the Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geographical and environmental studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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