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Environmental Biology

University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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This course, based at University Park Campus, combines modules from biological and environmental sciences, with a strong element of personal choice and flexibility regarding the areas in which you would like to specialise. We encourage you to apply and develop your knowledge in a range of environments; therefore, you will attend at least one residential field course in Devon and/or Malaysia, Sweden, or the Czech Republic. In addition, you can take advantage of an optional paid industry placement between years two and three, spending a year enhancing your skills and employability in your chosen field. Other opportunities include studying tropical environments for a semester or year at the University’s Malaysia Campus, studying abroad through our exchange programmes, or taking an extra year studying Computer Science at Nottingham.

Course details

Modules

In the first year you will gain a strong grounding in biological and environmental sciences with core modules in the major domains of life (animals, plants, microbes) and environmental processes such as nutrient recycling and the ecology and evolution of organisms. Optional modules include topics such as environmental archaeology. In year two you can specialise in areas of particular interest. Core modules include a residential field course in Devon. The wide range of optional modules includes the Tropical Environmental Science Field Course, based on Tioman Island (Malaysia), Animal Behaviour and Climate Change Science. In year three you will carry out a research project, often linked to current research being carried out by our academic staff. Optional modules include field courses on Arctic Ecology in Sweden, Biological Photography and Imaging, Geobiology and Bioethics.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC150
Institution code N84
Campus nameUniversity Park Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - ABB at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted) and an additional A level or equivalent. A pass is required in science practicals where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - DDM Science-based, such as Applied Science
Access to HE Diploma Pass the Access to Science course with 60 credits overall, including 45 at level 3, of which 30 must be in relevant science modules and at merit. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.
Scottish Higher ABBBB - BBBBB This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AB-BB, in two science subjects (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted).
Scottish Advanced Higher AB - BB in two science subjects (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted). This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades ABBBB-BBBBB.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 30 points Including specified grades in two science subjects (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted) at Higher Level and English language.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A - B Accepted alongside two science-based subjects at A level (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M3 - M2, M2, M2 In at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted).

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall, including 75% or 7.5 in at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted). GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade B (numeric grade 5)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £23760* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Environmental Biology at University of Nottingham - UCAS