Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Environmental Earth Science (with integrated year studying abroad)

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Course summary

The BSc in Environmental Earth Science with integrated year studying abroad at Aberystwyth University offers you the unique opportunity to study Environmental Earth Science in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe and undertake a year studying with one of our International or European partners. Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is the most established and experienced department of its kind. You will study the core skills in geology and apply these to a wide range of environmental problems. You will be taught field skills which can be applied to solving some of the big issues facing our society such as pollution from human activities like mining and power production or understanding volcanic eruptions and how hazard maps are created. The degree will train you to solve problems and contribute to society. Our facilities are recognised by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Why study Environmental Science with integrated year in industry at Aberystwyth University? Become a student in a University where the student experience is exceptional and memorable. Immerse yourself in a department that informs all students of the innovating research that has impact locally, nationally and internationally. Gain a detailed insight into key themes in geography, biology and environmental studies Develop a deeper understanding of the most significant environmental challenges of our time, including climate change and biodiversity loss Gain insight into mass extinctions and what they can tell us about human environment relations today. Explore a diverse range of modules which include sustainable development policy, geohazards, wildlife management, and marine biology course offers flexibility in the modules you choose and the themes that you specialise in. Benefit from facilities that are recognised by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). Gain valuable work skills and experience with the integrated year in industry What will I learn? In the first year you will be introduced to primary (solid earth) and secondary (surface processes) environments, past and present environmental changes potential for predicting future changes in our climate and environment, field and laboratory skills spanning geology and physical geography. In your second year you will discover, geochemistry, the methods of chemical analysis of natural materials, how to apply geophysical and geographical techniques used in site investigations, quantitative and qualitative data sets. During your third year, you will undertake your year studying abroad in one of our European or International partnered universities. In your final year you will undertake, independent research project or dissertation and optional modules including: engineering geology, process glaciology, volcanic activity among many others. How will I be taught? Our courses are taught through lectures, seminars, laboratory and computer practical classes, small group tutorials, field courses and individual supervision of project work. How will I be assessed? We assess our students through a different range of methods. Some modules are assessed in part through traditional exams, but some have elements of coursework. We also have some modules that may require the student to produce practical reports, oral presentations, the design of web pages, production of short films, or contribution to online discussion forums. Some modules, notably the tutorials and field courses are assessed entirely through coursework. Our graduates have found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education, amongst many other things. Our degrees provide a solid foundation for a vast array of careers across a range of sectors. In a rapidly shifting global economy, our graduates are adaptable and able to draw on a range of transferable skills, ensuring that they are always in demand.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F642
Institution code:
A40
Campus name:
Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Additional entry requirements

Other

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic55With minimum score of 51 in any component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
87%
Student satisfaction
25%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £16300 Year 1
International £16300 Year 1

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards. Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

Environmental Earth Science (with integrated year studying abroad) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS