Environment and Sustainability at University of Surrey - UCAS

Course summary

Why choose this course Can multinational businesses combine long-term sustainability with profitability? Will the transition to clean energy be defeated by a lack of suitable infrastructure and the policy to implement it? Addressing the challenges facing sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective is a key focus of this BSc. You’ll be studying at our acclaimed Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES). First established in 1992, it boasts an international reputation as a hub for interdisciplinary research in sustainability. You’ll be taught by CES academics, who have experience in academia, industry and the public sector. Their research interests and industry experience includes: Clean energy and clean technology Consumption and production Corporate environmental behaviour Life cycle assessment Policy development Sociology of the environment Sustainable prosperity Vertical farming Water and sanitation. In addition, you’ll be taught by tutors from other departments in the University who work at the interface between their core discipline and sustainability. Participating departments include: Biosciences and Medicine Civil and Environmental Engineering Law Politics Psychology Sociology Surrey Business School. You’ll also have the chance to take part in our award-winning Professional Training Placements scheme, which prepares students for roles in various sectors. We deliver on employment, too. We were named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. What you will study In Year 1, you’ll be taught by CES academics. Modules include: Earth systems sciences Environmental and ecological economics Sustainability and the media Sustainable development goals and indicators Understanding human society: research methods 1 Understanding human society: research methods 2 There will also be a field trip to explore how we can regenerate environments and communities in a sustainable way. In Years 2 and 3, you’ll also be taught by tutors from other University departments. Modules include: Animal and plant ecology Engineering sustainable transport Environmental assessment Environmental law in action Everyday consumption and its consequences Exploring environmental crime Food security Global climate change International organisations International trade. In Year 3, you’ll research and write a dissertation on a subject you agree with your supervisor. Undergraduates also have the option to extend their study period to four years and take a Professional Training Placement in industry or with an allied organisation in the UK or abroad.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. Our International Recruitment team are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. You can contact them via [email protected] Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable you to apply for your visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to avoid risking its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will be issued in accordance with the Student Route and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis, taking into account qualifications achieved, predicted grades, personal statement and academic reference. Conditional offers are specified in terms of required grades; we do not make offers in terms of overall UCAS tariff. We understand that predicted grades are an estimate and will consider applicants who have predicted grades that are a little lower than our published requirement. Any offers we make will align with the grades shown above unless a grade reduction can be offered under our Contextual Admissions policy or our In2Surrey scheme. Details can be found here: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/schools-colleges/contextual-admissions-policy Applicants with a mixed qualification profile (e.g. those taking A-levels and BTEC qualifications) are encouraged to contact [email protected] for guidance on the grades accepted.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with 5.5 in each element

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2024/25: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2024-entry

Sponsorship information

The University of Surrey offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support our students, please visit https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries for more details.

Environment and Sustainability at University of Surrey - UCAS