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Environmental Science and Geography

Keele University
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Contact school for start dates

Program description

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Environmental Science and Geography. In the Environmental Science element of the course, you will develop the scientific understanding and practical skills needed to tackle
many of the world’s major environmental (and societal) problems such as
climate change, food security, water resources, pollution and conservation.

Our Environmental Science course at Keele draws on the expertise
of scientists within the disciplines of life sciences, chemical sciences
and geosciences to emphasise the role and importance of scientific
understanding and practical skills in the analysis and management
of environmental problems. Alongside studying topical global
environmental issues, you will have the opportunity to develop a
broad range of practical, laboratory and field-based skills to take
into future employment.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental
Sciences (IES), meaning students can gain free membership of the
IES to support their personal and professional development in the
environmental sector. All organisations, from private business to local government, increasingly
need to engage with environmental issues; hence this is one of the
fastest growing areas of employment opportunities.

Through completion of a reflective portfolio, you will also have the
opportunity to gain accreditation from the Institute of Leadership
and Management alongside your Keele degree.

In the Geography element of the course, you will develop a core foundation in
the first year from which you will have the flexibility to pursue a diverse
range of specialisms and interests in the second and third years, allowing
you to explore your interests within the subject. You'll learn to access
and engage with the latest research in which the majority of our staff are
engaged; undertake effective fieldwork; utilise a range of methods to
collect and analyse qualitative data; plan and undertake research; and
use specialist software such as GIS to address geographical problems.
We offer a range of local field excursions, which for many students
are the highlight of their learning experience. Our campus provides an
ideal venue for some of our work, whilst field courses run locally and
overseas provide an opportunity to broaden your horizons. We provide
field course routes that incur no additional costs with only some optional
trips involving additional charges. You will also have access to excellent
computing and laboratory facilities. You'll develop a wide range of transferable and subject specific
skills that are highly valued by employers.

Your interdisciplinary
perspectives, problem-solving skills and the ability to research, evaluate
and synthesise information from diverse sources are relevant to a broad
range of careers including those in transport and planning and the
environmental and retail sectors. They also provide an ideal training
for postgraduate study and research.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Keele University

The University received its Royal Charter in 1962 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world. Today we still uphold that commitment in every aspect of life at Keele University. We work...

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