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
- environmental impact assessment
- renewable energies
- environmental policy
- pollution monitoring
- bat surveys
- phase one habitat surveys
- sustainable homes
- renewable energy
- winter tree ID
- 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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.