Applied Environmental Science and Sustainability at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS

Course summary

Our global population is growing at an alarming rate, with the United Nations suggesting an excess of 9 billion people by 2050. This dramatic growth requires increased industrial activity relying on unsustainable systems of production and consumption, resulting in considerable environmental damage. To reduce the impact of human activity on the environment, we need more sustainable approaches to all aspects of life creating globally relevant policies and regulations through science-based evidence. The combined impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss and unsustainable resource management has critical implications for the future stability of life support systems on our planet. Do you want to be part of the solution? Then our BSc (Hons) Applied Environmental Science and Sustainability programme is for you. Environmental Scientists must overcome these challenges through creative, innovative and more sustainable solutions to local and global challenges. By drawing on a variety of core scientific fields such asBiology, Chemistry and Earth Systems and their underpinning for Policy and Regulation and addressing fundamental principles of Sustainability. You will gain a deep understanding of the environmental challenges facing the world today, and be able to identify potential threats to our worlds environment. This programme will allow students to advance knowledge and strategies for a sustainable future. Through this degree programme you will receive a general grounding in biological and chemical and earth system disciplines to build knowledge and understanding of fundamental environmental systems before progressing to study more specialised and advanced topics, focused on applied environmental governance and sustainability. • This programme has been designed to develop your core scientific knowledge and understanding of the fundamental science underpinning Applied Environmental Science and Sustainability • The programme allows you to specialise in subjects focused on ecosystem function and understanding human interaction in the environment, such as aquatic ecology, waste and resource management, pollution control and environmental impacts on public health. • Through a flexible and dynamic learning environment you will gain both subject-specific and transferable skills with a wide range of competencies in preparation for future employment. • You will benefit from UWS’s strong history of applied research in environmental sciences that spans multiple disciples and has global impact. • Work-related learning, combined with access to UWS’s state-of-the-art laboratories, will prepare you for a wide range of career options.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Lanarkshire Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Year 1 entry with Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) in one of the following subjects with Grades BBB: Access to Medical Studies; Access to Science; Access to Biological & Chemical Science; Access to Chemistry & Biology; Access to Health & Biological Science; Access to Dietetics; Access to Health & Life Sciences; Access to Radiography

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

Academic IELTS with Grade 6.0 overall, with no component under 5.5.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

TUITION FEE INFORMATION - SCOTTISH STUDENTS: This course is only open to Scottish domiciled students. Eligible Scottish domiciled students can usually apply to have their tuition fees paid for them each year of their studies by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you're not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS. You need to apply to SAAS each year of study to have your tuition fees paid directly to UWS. TUITION FEE INFORMATION - UK, IRISH & GIBRALTARIAN STUDENTS: This course is not open to students who are domiciled in / classified as a student from England, Wales, or Northern Ireland as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the Republic of Ireland. TUITION FEE INFORMATION - INTERNATIONAL (NON-EU) & EU STUDENTS: This course is not open to non-EU, EEA, or EU students. This includes those from Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar, who are considered in the category above (same as UK (non-Scottish) students - see section above for more details). ADDITIONAL COSTS: The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career. In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs such as consumable study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms. You may also want to purchase some core texts and technology such as a new laptop etc. Some of these additional costs are optional, some, such as uniforms or safety equipment may be mandatory. Check the course entry on our website for more more information.
Applied Environmental Science and Sustainability at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS