Environmental Science at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our course explores the relationship between humans and the environment. You'll develop the skills to tackle environmental problems and help deliver a sustainable future. We need scientists to respond to some of the biggest environmental challenges:

  • climate change
  • biodiversity loss of species and habitat
  • environmental pollution
You can study a wide range of subjects including geography and biology with the flexibility to specialise in your area of interest, such as:
  • environmental impact assessment
  • renewable energies
  • environmental policy
  • pollution monitoring
Alongside the theory and background, we'll teach you a lot of practical skills. You'll gain experience in surveying techniques commonly used as an environmental consultant, such as monitoring environmental pollutants. Day trips, field work and visits to local sites will include activities such as:
  • bat surveys
  • phase one habitat surveys
  • sustainable homes
  • renewable energy
  • winter tree ID
Throughout your degree you have the opportunity to choose from a range of additional options. You can apply to do these when you get here:
  • Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years two and three
  • Study abroad - options include our Malaysia campus, Australia, Canada, or Europe
  • Computer Science year - use algorithms to analyse complex data and apply this to your course


Core modules in your first year introduce concepts of climate and the impact on the Earth's ecosystems. You'll look at environmental processes and major global systems. You will also consider environmental science and society.  In year two you'll study the science behind climate change and influences on water chemistry. You'll identify key ecosystem drivers and processes, and explore how these have shaped the biosphere. Develop practical skills through the Ecological Surveying module. In the second year and third years, you have lots of optional modules. You can choose to study plant evolution and ecology in The Green Planet module.  In your final year the research project enables you to use your skills to work on a piece of original research. This can be lab, field or literature based. You will design the study, collect and analyse data. Optional modules include Conservation, Palaeobiology and the Arctic Ecology Field Course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Environmental Science at University of Nottingham - UCAS