Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

This BSc degree, accredited by The Institution of Environmental Sciences, integrates the natural sciences and examines how a wide range of factors can affect the environment.

You’ll discover that practical experience forms a major part of this course, gained through fieldwork, lab work, computing, data analysis, report writing, and work placements. If you decide to complete a three-year degree, you’ll get the opportunity to do two five-week periods in industry, whereas those joining the four year course can experience at least 30-weeks in a real world working environment, with a range of local, national and international companies and institutions.

The degree has been developed to give you a solid overview in the discipline of environmental science, as well as looking at how humans shape the world around us and humanity can tackle the issues arise from this. In addition to covering specialist theory, the degree’s highly practical element seeks to equip you with a host of transferable skills essential for finding employment after you graduate, or alternatively, for progressing on to Masters courses and completing further research.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork and site visits form an essential part of all our courses. We make use of our unrivalled local environment, which includes the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast, East Devon World Heritage Coast, the Dorset area of outstanding natural beauty and the New Forest.

There are also opportunities for you to learn through fieldwork by joining staff-led research projects overseas. Projects in 2017 included a team of students working in the conservation of Madagascar’s wealth of wildlife and plantlife.

All fieldwork that is part of a credit-rated unit, with the exception of research projects, is included in your course fees. Overseas fieldwork is not included in your fees, but you can apply for travel bursaries each year to support you to gain such valuable experience. Fieldwork provides an opportunity for you to consolidate your learning through practical application.

92% of our final year students are satisfied with the quality of the course, so come along and meet us at an Open Day or join us on live chat to find out for yourself what makes this course such a success!

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
D449 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2020 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies (unless accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent in appropriate subjects). 

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