Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Environmental Science (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Summary: This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you do not have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme, you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences. Course details: The impact of human activities on the planet has reached unparalleled levels and, coupled with an increasing population, is of significant concern. The detrimental impact of human activity is far reaching and includes changes to climate, depletion of natural resources and loss of biodiversity. Humans will have to develop new technological and environmental approaches to conserve the planet's natural resources, and change economic, political and social policies significantly if we hope to mitigate these detrimental impacts before it is too late. As a graduate with an environmental science degree you can play a significant part in making the world a better place to live in. This degree provides you with the underpinning knowledge and skills to measure and assess the impact of human activities on the complex and interconnected environmental systems which support life on this planet - and to harness science to develop solutions for a sustainable future. After the course: Graduating with an environmental science degree can lead to a variety of careers, including that of an environmental consultant working on commercial or government contracts, addressing a variety of environmental issues. Your role and responsibilities could cover a wide range of disciplines including assessment of air land and water contamination, environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, waste management and the development of environmental policy, and environmental management systems. Graduate starting salaries can reach £24,500. The upper end of the salary range for senior consultant grade positions is £44,000, and for those at principal consultant grade, £55,000 (prospects.ac.uk, 2015).

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

A key and unique element of our sustainability programmes is the multidisciplinary and practical solutions focused approach where you develop and apply your learning by addressing real sustainability problems. Project-based learning is extensively utilised throughout, both in specific group and individual project modules and through various activities in other modules which together make up approximately 50% of the course. These modules and activities allow you to develop and apply your learning to real-life problems and situations by engaging in a variety of activities including site visits, field trips and design-based investigations for local companies and community-based projects. The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. Each year of full-time study consists of modules totalling 120 credits and each unit of credit corresponds to ten hours of learning and assessment (contact hours plus self-study hours). So, during one year of full-time study you can expect to have 1,200 hours of learning and assessment. One module in each year of your study, excluding your first year (Level 3), involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Assessment is based on a combination of project work, examinations and in-course assessments aimed at encouraging team work and independent management skills essential to academic study and your professional development.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 88 points Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Course.

Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 32-88 tariff points including at least 1 A level or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent. Applications from suitably-motivated students with other equivalent qualifications are warmly welcome.


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
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Environmental Science (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS