Environmental Sciences MEnvSci
Environmental Scientists are needed more than ever by industry, government and society. The Environmental Science degree brings together information from a wide range of subjects to explore some of the most important environmental issues, such as climate change, pollution, conservation, and food security. The degree is broadly based with its roots in biology (giving you an understanding of organisms, their environments and their communities), chemistry (providing an understanding of many natural environmental processes and pollution), earth science (giving you a background in global processes), and land and water resource management. A combination of such subject areas, combined with many practical sessions and field trips, creates a degree that is both fascinating and rewarding.
This degree is professionaly accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.
For 2020 entry:
Typical offer is based on a minimum 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:
- A Levels: including grade C in a science subject at A2 level (e.g. Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Economics, Statistics, Psychology). Excluding General Studies.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in a science subject)
- Access: Science/Environmental-based Access course
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, Applied Science, Forestry & Arboriculture, or Animal Management: DDM
- City & Guilds Extended Diploma in Countryside Management, Animal Management or Forestry & Arboriculture: Distinction
- Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Laboratory Skills: DDM
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted.
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The course utilises a wide variety of teaching methods ranging from lectures, practicals and fieldwork to seminars and tutorials. The majority of the fourth year will be practicalbased. You will complete essays, literature reviews and practical reports. Assessment includes presentations, interviews, coursework and examinations.
Year 1 + 2
You will study 120 credits in each year, through a range of lectures, tutorials, seminars and fieldwork. Our courses are modular. Some modules are compulsory, others are optional, allowing you to expand your studies into new areas or develop specialisms that interest you.
You will complete your Honours Project; an individual research project on a topic of interest to you, possibly in conjunction with an outside organisation.
In addition to the compulsory modules, you choose from a wide range of options including a field course to Tenerife.
If you choose to follow the 4-year Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSci) degree, the first and second years are the same as for the BSc degree; however, you do not undertake the Honours Project in the third year and instead choose more optional modules. The aim of the fourth year is to develop your scientific skills and to increase your employability. With the support of experienced staff members, you will complete a Masters-level independent research project on a topic of your choice. You will undertake a work placement of at least 4 weeks at a location of your choice, to provide you with real-life professional experience. You will also undertake Business Planning for the Green Economy module, which focuses on the growing importance of environmental sustainability for modern business. You will also take a module on Strategic Environmental Management which will give you professionally-recognised skills in a key area of employment.
For more information about specific modules, please visit the university website
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn an MEnvSci degree.
The broad base of the degree, together with specific modules designed to enhance your employability means you will have many options to consider in terms of career opportunities. The skills you will gain will be relevant to employment in a range of industrial organisations, advisory agencies, consultants, and local and national government. Postgraduate study or research leading to a PhD is also an option.
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We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.
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