This course is 3 years or 4 years if you choose to complete an optional placement year. Environmental Sciences examine the natural environment and human impact upon it. These courses produce science graduates with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complexity and uncertainty of environmental systems. Graduates will be equipped with the skills and competencies to observe, measure, model and manage these systems. This is achieved through the integration of theoretical, practical and field-based approaches. Interdisciplinary in nature, the courses embrace ecology, geography, glaciology, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, geology, pedology and environmental chemistry, and consider present-day environmental problems such as climate change, natural hazards, environmental degradation, conservation, planning, recreation, tourism provision, and international development. Studying Psychology as a minor combination will include training in scientific methods of enquiry and how psychology can be applied in professional practice. You will attain research skills in lab-based practical sessions and develop statistical and computer competence. Environmental Sciences offer a broad scientific training and a wide range of career choices. Our graduates have found employment as teachers (both primary and secondary), landscape planners, environmental engineers, environmental consultants, tourist officers, landscape architects, countryside wardens, environmental officers, researchers, and more in both the private and public sectors. Additional professional and/or postgraduate training might also be necessary. Many excellent one-year postgraduate courses.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BCC||STEM subject preferred. Subjects may include Geography, Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Environmental Technology/Science, Physical Education, Single Award Science, ICT, Nutrition and Food Science, Single Award Life & Health Sciences, Software Systems Development. Applied Science Double Award also acceptable.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||For students taking a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma on the QCF framework (first teaching 2010), the requirements will be DDM.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 12 credits M: 30 credits P: 3 credits||Overall profile of 60% (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access Course)|
|Scottish Higher||BCCCC||STEM subject preferred.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CDD||STEM subject preferred.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||To include 12 at Higher Level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||104 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level and 1 at Ordinary Level, including English and Maths at O4/H6 or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE passes at grade C/grade 4 or above, or equivalent in Maths, English and double award science are required. Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential/Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.|
English Language Requirements The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4395||Year 1|
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