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Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates


Program description

Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

This course will give you knowledge of Environmental Science from biological and geographical perspectives. You can design a programme of study to suit your interests and career aspirations.

You have the option to specialise in such areas as aquatic environments, environmental protection and conservation, science communication, and earth systems. Optional topics include marine biology, climatology, sustainable development, river and coastal management, environmental hazards, environmental consultancy, and biodiversity assessment.

You can pick which of these topics you’ll study, alongside core topics such as ecology, environmental management and sustainability.

Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A Level grades CCC with a grade C in Science or a Geography related subject.

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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Biological Techniques
  • Conservation Biology
  • Geographical Skills
  • Environment, People and Place

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Management
  • Research Skills for Environmental Science
  • Biology Work Placement
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Hazards, Vulnerability, Resilience
  • Geographical Fieldwork
  • River and Coastal Systems
  • Climate and Society
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation Planning
  • Dissertation Publication
  • Geography Dissertation 1
  • Geography Dissertation 2
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Plants and People
  • Marine Biology
  • Environmental Practice
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Environmental Change
  • Advanced Geographical Fieldwork
  • Climatology
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Coastal and River Management

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

International students full time fee for year 1 is £14,300

Career opportunities

Students have gone into roles including: Assistant Ecological Consultant; Land Management and Conservation Adviser; Policy Adviser at Defra; and Waste Awareness Officer. Example employers include:

  • Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Ecosulis ecological consultancy
  • Soil Association
  • The Environment Agency
  • Natural England
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Office for National Statistics
  • Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]

Many graduates have gone on to postgraduate Programs, leading to a teaching qualification (PGCE), MSc or PhD.

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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