Ulster University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Science with Education and optional placement year

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Course summary

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 Education as a minor in combination with Environmental Science offered at Ulster is an excellent introduction to a future career path in the general education sector. It will provide you with an introduction to the main concepts and concerns of contemporary educational theory and practice in NI, the UK and internationally. Environmental Sciences offers 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 are available.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F8X3
Institution code:
U20
Campus name:
Coleraine
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4710 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4710 Year 1
EU £15840 Year 1
International £15840 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate.
Environmental Science with Education and optional placement year at Ulster University - UCAS