Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Sciences

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Course summary

Our global temperature has increased to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. What is the impact of this and what will happen if it continues to rise? Studying Environmental Sciences at Brunel will give you the foundation you need to pursue a career that makes a difference to our planet. At Brunel you’ll develop your scientific skills in the classroom, laboratory and through field work. You’ll attend residential field trips in the UK and abroad. Our current trips take students to Dorset and Tenerife. Your first year will bring together many different disciplines. You’ll use physical, chemical and biological knowledge to develop an understanding of the Earth’s environment. Your course is based on the 15 “most wanted skills” identified from a national employer’s survey by the Natural Environment Research Council. This means that in addition to studying scientific topics, you’ll learn to use computer programs such as GIS, you’ll perform data analysis and be trained in areas such as public engagement, communication, leadership and teamwork.

Course details


Year 1

  • Biological Processes
  • The Biosphere and Ecology
  • Earth System Science
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Leadership for Sustainability I
  • Natural Environments Case Studies
  • Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork I
Year 2 Compulsory modules
  • Anthropocene Case Studies
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystem Stressors
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Leadership for Sustainability II
  • The Sustainability Challenge
  • Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork II
Optional modules
  • Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Contemporary Civil Engineering
Year 3 Compulsory modules
  • Environmental Governance
  • Individual Project
  • Planetary Health Case Studies
  • Sustainable Development
Optional modules
  • Ecological Public Health
  • Nature-based Climate Solutions
  • Pollution Solutions
  • Sustainable Construction
- Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Assessment method

Assessment will take the form of written coursework, presentations, written exams, online exams and laboratory and field based assignments.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Environmental Sciences, Institute of

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

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)79with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic51with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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 £17875* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Environmental Sciences at Brunel University London - UCAS