Environmental Chemistry is an emerging degree subject broadly involving the application of chemistry to the environment to meet society’s sustainability needs. The programme will involve the delivery of existing modules offered in both the BSc Chemistry and BSc Environmental Science degree programmes. There is also the option of a marine component given existing marine chemistry teaching into SoBMS’s programmes (by SoGEES staff). Stage 1 will be core, with a strong emphasis on chemistry fundamentals, with targeted optionality introduced at Stage 2 and further module choice offered at Stage 4. A programme identity will be developed through all stages via the tutorial programme. Once the programme is approved, we will apply to accredit it with the Royal Society of Chemistry, the professional body for everyone working, studying or interested in chemistry. Environmental Chemistry degrees can lead into a range of careers, with the top sectors of employment being manufacturing, research & development, consulting, biotechnology, health and safety, education, renewable energy, government, sales, health care and waste management. Encouragingly, the job market looks set to grow; in the UK ‘environmental chemistry’ is an area under the ‘green jobs’ umbrella, which the government wants to expand to two million by 2030 (GRC, 2020).
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