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BSc (Hons)

Environmental Science


This degree provides you with the opportunity to specialise in a range of scientific areas associated with Environmental Sciences. The continued pressure on energy resources and natural habitats from climate and land-use change has increased demand for graduates with environmental management skills.

UCAS code: F750 BSc/ES(FT) F751 (Sandwich)
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October
Course length: Three years full-time or four years with placement
Study location: Brackenhurst campus

Fees and funding:

Please see our applying and fees section.

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Why choose this course?

This multidisciplinary course includes the scientific study of the physical, chemical and biological processes operating on and within the Earth. It is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences. You will look at issues including:

  • energy
  • waste management
  • conservation
  • natural processes
  • sustainability
  • GIS studies
  • environmental research.

Brackenhurst campus is an the ideal location for you to study with fantastic facilities, support, and experienced teaching staff.

  • Our outdoor classroom will enable you to test your knowledge in practice.
  • No extra cost: included in your course fee are any compulsory UK and overseas field trips*.
  • Free electronic access to the core text for each module**.
  • We are one of UK's most environmentally friendly universities and have achieved the EcoCampus Platinum award. We have invested in environmental-impact innovations such as:
    - A renewable energy biomass boiler, a CHP (combined heat and power plant) on Brackenhurst campus. This 600 kW unit lowers the University’s CO2 output by around 420 tonnes a year
    - Extensive solar panels / photovoltaics on the roofs of our campus buildings
    - Planning and application for a wind turbine on site
    - Estates use of a fleet of electric mini vans for on-campus transportation
    - Brackenhurst weather station and GIS monitoring of species movement, pollution, and water flow on campus.
  • We work closely with the University's Environment team to monitor our energy usage. This is because we care about the environment as much as you do.
  • Carbon Elephant is an NTU initiative which aims to get staff and students involved in the University's plans to reduce our carbon emissions. The University has committed to reducing our carbon footprint 48% by 2020/21.
  • You will have great opportunities. Our student opt to go on overseas field trips and work with companies such as Environment Agency and British Geological Survey (BGS).
  • We ensure that our new developments come under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. This method sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. It has become one a globally recognised measure of a building's environmental performance.

Want to know more?

*A nominal fee of less than £50 is required for UK residential field trips. Flights for overseas field trips are not included. Field trip costs for optional modules are subsidised, please ask for further details.
**Via the University library.