Environmental Science (Including Foundation Year) at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Science (Including Foundation Year)

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
  • You'll put your theory into practice through fieldwork in the UK and overseas.
  • There's the opportunity for a year's paid work placement. This will give you valuable experience and help prepare you for a career in an environmental role.
  • Our careers team offer a programme of events and training sessions which will help you make the best of your career choices.
  • 100% of students thought staff were good at explaining things and felt the course has developed the skills they need for the future (NSS 2023).
About this course We're facing huge environmental challenges such as climate change, development pressures, resource use and pollution. Are you interested in working to find sustainable solutions to these challenges? If you are, this degree could be ideal. You'll gain the skills to investigate, monitor, evaluate and understand environmental systems and to predict and respond to environmental challenges. The course is highly practical. You'll continually apply your studies to real-life situations through fieldwork and paid work placement opportunities. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities We have excellent links with industry, business and environmental organisations. Graduates work as environmental consultants, analysts or technicians with local authorities, in waste management, wildlife conservation, and in teaching and administrative roles. Many students progress to our MSc in Environmental Management.


Example modules: – Understanding the Environment – Land and Water Resources Management – The Challenge of Climate Change To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, seminars and tutorials, practical classes and integrated fieldwork study. We place emphasis on learning through experiences and there is field work and practical classes at all stages of your learning, including UK, European and non-European field work. Assessment is varied and your assignments may replicate tasks you are likely to face in the workplace. These include environmental report writing, role-playing exercises, presentations and environmental project exercises.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Environmental Management and Assessment, Institute of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification 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

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Environmental Science (Including Foundation Year) at Kingston University - UCAS