Environmental Science at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

Course summary

Why study Environmental Science at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • The course covers the major challenges currently facing the environment and solutions to tackle them
  • Fieldwork, completed both in the UK and overseas, is integral to the course, with field trips to Greece, the Lake District, North Wales and the North West coast included in fees*
  • Access to state-of-the-art computing facilities and analytical equipment
  • Prepares you for a career in the expanding green jobs employment sector, with excellent employment opportunities
  • Taught by experienced research-active staff across the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Focus on skill acquisition via practical workshops and field learning
  • Options to undertake work placements of 4-6 weeks and/or a 12 month sandwich year
  • Options to study abroad for part of the degree with support from the Go Citizen Scheme
  • This degree is available to study following a foundation year
About your course The environment is currently facing major challenges, such as climate change, pollution and decreasing biodiversity. Studying the BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science will allow you to investigate the challenges we are facing and learn how to tackle these pressing issues for future populations. Exploring the way in which our physical environment develops and how humans affect natural processes and interact within the world form the basis of the course. This is a highly practical programme that provides you with ample background and practical knowledge for understanding environmental processes and interactions. It also offers plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge in practical contexts. Fieldwork, completed both in the UK and overseas, is integral to the course, with field trips to Greece, the Lake District, North Wales and the North West coast included in fees. This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to address these issues, and prepare you for entry into the expanding green jobs employment sector. You will acquire skills and knowledge through practical learning and use of LJMUs state-of-the-art facilities, such as Geographical Information Systems facilities and analytical equipment.
  • Practical and field activities underpin all programmes in the School. PPE is provided for all necessary practical work. There are no costs for day field trips for core and optional modules. Residential field trips associated with core modules are subsidised and include travel and half-board accommodation costs. Any residential field trips for optional modules will have costs involved. Locations may be subject to change and also subject to national and international travel restrictions. A DBS check is not required for your application, however a DBS may be required for modules where there is a work based learning placement option. Work based learning placements that do not require a DBS check are available.


For details on all modules please see the course website.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. Assessment varies across the course and is scheduled across the semesters. The assessment types will be varied and include in-class tests, essays, scientific reports, oral presentations, poster presentations, blogs, presentations and more. Feedback will be provided following standard university procedure and will include bespoke marking criteria for each assessment type.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

Sponsorship information

Please see our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships

Environmental Science at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS