University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental and Analytical Science

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Course summary

Understanding the impact of human activities on our environment is essential to protecting it for future generations. This Environmental and Analytical Science BSc(Hons) degree at Huddersfield gives you a comprehensive understanding of earth's systems and equips you with the skills and knowledge of an analytical scientist.

  • You'll have the chance to study a range of subjects including biogeography, inorganic and organic chemistry, earth processes, landscape and fluvial systems, climate science and sustainability before specialising in your final year.
  • In the third year of the course you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from a work placement. This could help you to gain relevant real-world experience and give you a head start in your chosen career. In the final year you’ll have the chance to develop and hone your independent research skills as part of the research project module.
  • We also firmly believe in ‘learning through doing’ and since fieldwork is an integral part of any environmental scientists training, we’ve embedded field-trips throughout all years of study.
  • All our teaching staff are educated to doctoral level and have expertise in a range of environmental and analytical subject areas.
Additional costs: Field trips as part of a standard module are funded by the University. Residential field courses will cost up to £150, (optional overseas trips may incur slightly higher costs depending on duration and destination). By its very nature the study of environmental and analytical science entails being outside on fieldwork. Participants on field trips should be adequately clothed in terms of personal clothing (wind and waterproof jacket/trousers) plus appropriate footwear. We hold a limited stock of waterproof garments that students can use but we do not supply walking boots. Students enrolling on our courses should be prepared to purchase their own walking boots. The cost of boots varies depending on their intended use but if you budget between £60-£100 you should be able to get a good pair which will last for the duration of your degree.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Dynamic Living Systems Sustainability Research Skills Analytical Science 1 Field course(Compulsory) Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include- Earth Processes Climate, Meteorology and Atmospheric Systems Global Earth Cycles Inorganic Chemistry 1 Organic Chemistry 1 Year 2 Core modules: Advanced Research Skills Ecological Adaptation and Conservation Management Anthropocene Analytical Science 2 Field course(Compulsory) Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include- Geomorphological Processes and Landforms Spatial Modelling Inorganic Chemistry 2 Organic Chemistry 2 Year 3 - optional placement year Final year Core modules: Research Project Soil Properties and Contamination Analytical Science 3 Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include- Conservation Science Mountain Environments and Glaciation River Catchment Management Analytical Science 4

Assessment method

Assessment will include project work, assignments, presentations, practicals and examinations. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University's entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16000 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 £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
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