Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Environmental Science (with integrated year in industry)

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Course summary

Aberystwyth University’s Environmental Science degree is an engaging course that explores the most important environmental issues of our time. Our Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is the most established and experienced department of its kind. Aberystwyth University offers you the unique opportunity to study Environmental Science in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe and at the same time enhance your employability with our integrated year in industry programme. Set on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain and grassland, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is uniquely placed to make the most of the stunning landscapes that surround it, providing you with a fabulous variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities. This degree will equip you with the skills, abilities and expertise to face and engage with the environmental challenges facing society today. Why study Environmental Science with integrated year in industry at Aberystwyth University? Become a student in a University where the student experience is exceptional and memorable. Immerse yourself in a department that informs all students of the innovating research that has impact locally, nationally and internationally. Gain a detailed insight into key themes in geography, biology and environmental studies Develop a deeper understanding of the most significant environmental challenges of our time, including climate change and biodiversity loss Gain insight into mass extinctions and what they can tell us about human environment relations today. Explore a diverse range of modules which include sustainable development policy, geohazards, wildlife management, and marine biology course offers flexibility in the modules you choose and the themes that you specialise in. Benefit from facilities that are recognised by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). Gain valuable work skills and experience with the integrated year in industry. What will I learn? In your first year you will explore, physical, chemical and biological nature of the Earth, global ecology, soil systems, Earth surface environments microbial diversity, the atmosphere and the water cycle, vegetation and ecosystems In your second year you will discover monitoring the environment and environmental management, ecological surveying, freshwater biology, hydrochemistry catchment systems, marine biology, geohazards, climate change and sustainability. You will also take part in a week long residential field course to develop your practical Environmental skills. Your third year will be spent in a voluntary or paid work experience placement relative to this degree scheme. In your final year you will undertake, a research project or dissertation involving the collection, analysis and interpretation of primary data. You will also have the option to select from a wide range of elective modules including: environmental law, communicating research and threats to natural ecosystems, ecology, conservations, environmental geochemistry, environmental change, palaeoglaciology, dynamic biogeography. How will I be assessed? We assess our students through a different range of methods. Some modules are assessed in part through traditional exams, but some have elements of coursework. We also have some modules that may require the student to produce practical reports, oral presentations, the design of web pages, production of short films, or contribution to online discussion forums. Some modules, notably the tutorials and field courses are assessed entirely through coursework.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F753
Institution code:
A40
Campus name:
Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Additional entry requirements

Other

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic55With minimum score of 51 in any component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
87%
Student satisfaction
51%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees may rise for any successive years of study, mapped according to any inflation-linked maximum tuition fee permitted by the Welsh Government. These increases would also apply for the proportional fees charged for Year Abroad and Year in Industry. The latest fee information is available via the University's website. We recommend you check the updated fee information before applying. Up to date details of the relevant fees will be set out in our offer documentation, and your terms and conditions with us will describe how we may be entitled to increase or otherwise change fees during the period of your study with us. The fees position is different for overseas students. Costs not included in the tuition fee: The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field trips in science degrees and visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based courses. The additional costs of such activities are not included in the overall University fee and you should, therefore, note the need to budget for them. Details of courses that have additional costs can be found on the Aberystwyth University website. These costs are given as an indication of likely cost and will vary as will the location and duration of the activity. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the activity.
Environmental Science (with integrated year in industry) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS