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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Natural Sciences (Environmental Science) (Q64-ENV)

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Course summary

Environmental science explores the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. This specialist route, available in our BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Q64), takes a holistic approach to the science of our environment investigating topics such as global warming, water resources, pollution and conservation. Our environment is fascinating – but it’s under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. Explore the consequences and implications of environmental change for sustainability from a scientific perspective, by learning about the processes, links and interactions operating in different environments. Key features of the course

  • Helps you explore the complex relationships between humans and the environment
  • Develops your understanding of environmental issues, such as climate change, biodiversity, water resource use, waste management and renewable energy
  • Develops your skills in thinking, analysis and problem solving applied to environmental issues and debates
  • Gives you the opportunity to carry out practical environmental science projects including optional attendance at field schools


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. Stage 1 with two 60-credit introductory science modules. At Stage 2 you’ll study a 60-credit environmental science module and choose a further 60 credits from a range of science modules. At Stage 3, you’ll study a 60-credit environmental science module, choose a further 30-credit module and complete your degree with a 30-credit project module.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20772 Whole course
International £20772 Whole course
England £20772 Whole course
Channel Islands £20772 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6624 Whole course
Scotland £6768 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19944 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Natural Sciences (Environmental Science) (Q64-ENV) at Open University - UCAS