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.
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
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
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
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|With minimum 5.5 in each component.
|With minimum score of 51 in any component.
|With 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.
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Course contact details
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622606
+44 (0)1970 622659
Undergraduate Admissions Office