Earth and Environmental Science (with Foundation Year) at University of Hull - UCAS

University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

Earth and Environmental Science (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

Understanding how the Earth works, the forces that shape it and how we can use its resources in a sustainable way is crucial to the future of our planet. From day one, you’ll be trained to become a sustainably-minded geoscientist. Using your passion to drive an environmentally-sensitive world, we'll empower you to join us in helping to build a fairer, sustainable, carbon neutral future. Not only that - you'll develop skills in observation and analysis in order to understand Earth and environmental processes across a range of timescales, both locally and globally. Learning by doing is an important part of the course, whether you’re getting your hands dirty in the labs or treading the soil in Spain. And the best bit is, all your core field trip costs are included in your tuition fees. Our staff are at the forefront of research in their field, with solid connections to policy makers and industries that can drive real change. As we speak, they’re out studying the latest solutions to climate change, geological hazards, mass extinctions and volcanism. And they bring all this knowledge back to you through research-led teaching. Once you graduate, you’ll be qualified to pursue geological careers in environmental consulting, remediation, renewable energies, exploration geology, surveying and engineering. Or you can put the transferable practical, research and numerical skills you’ll develop to good use in a wholly different way: teaching, finance, data analysis, and more. The foundation year has been designed to give you the skills and knowledge for entry on to the degree. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at


Foundation Year Core Preparing for Learning in Higher Education Group Challenge (Humanities) Foundation in Data Analysis Compulsory Introduction to Geography Foundation Chemistry Optional Foundation Maths Skills Foundation Maths 1 Foundation Mathematics A Foundation Mathematics B Year 1 Compulsory modules Planet Earth Exploring Worlds Around Us Rocks, Minerals and Fossils Interpreting Environments Introduction to Environmental Science Earth in 3D Year 2 Compulsory modules Geoscience Field Skills Geographical Information Systems Field Study Global Challenge: Living in the Anthropocene Frontiers in Environmental Science Optional Modules Geohazards Sustainable Futures Environmental Change Year 3 Compulsory modules Earth and Environmental Science Dissertation Advanced Field Study Optional Modules Sustainable Earth Resources Advanced Geographical Information Systems Teaching Project Adapting to Climate Change Environmental Pollution Rivers and Management Volcanoes and their Hazards Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring Professional Consultancy Project All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree. We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19500 Year 1

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Earth and Environmental Science (with Foundation Year) at University of Hull - UCAS