Explore biological and geographical perspectives of the natural world with this hands-on Environmental Science course.
- Learn from qualified and accredited professionals who are enthusiastic, committed, and supportive.
- Design a specialised programme suited to your interests and aspirations.
- Develop your practical and fieldwork skills, based on industry standard tools and techniques, with opportunities in the UK and abroad.
Environmental science is a broad field of study and at Bath Spa it’s studied from two related perspectives – biological and geographical. You’ll cover both these aspects in your core first year modules, along with biodiversity and conservation. In your second year, you’ll study critical aspects of environmental science in more depth – in particular ecology and environmental management/sustainability. There’s also a wide range of further topics to choose from, either building your course around your particular career aspirations, or keeping your options open with a more general approach. Topics include applied microbiology, biodiversity, river and coastal systems, environmental hazards, climate change and sustainability, and science communication. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to do practical work in the field and laboratory, and you also have the opportunity to further enhance your employability skills with a work placement. Your third year is a Professional Placement Year. In your final year, you’ll choose a subject to research in-depth through your dissertation, and select optional modules from topics as wide-ranging as animal behaviour, nature conservation, climatology, marine biology, plants and people, digital imaging, development and disasters, and coastal and river management. You’ll also continue to develop your practical skills with project work on campus and residential field trips in the UK and abroad. You can also bring in modules from other areas if you want to develop interests in managing sustainability, science publishing, preparing to be a freelancer or starting your own business.
You’ll generally be assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants - IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|