Natural Sciences (Environmental Science) (Q64-ENV) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
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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

  • Accredited by the Society for Natural Sciences (SNS)
  • 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: In Stage 1, you’ll study two 60-credit modules. In Stage 2, you’ll study one 60-credit module and choose 60 credits of option modules. In Stage 3, you’ll study one 60-credit module, choose one 30-credit module and complete a 30-credit project module.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Natural Sciences (Environmental Science) (Q64-ENV) at Open University - UCAS