Queen Mary University of London

Environmental Science Queen Mary University of London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Queen Mary, University of London

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TEF Silver

Queen Mary University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Are you fascinated by the interactions between physical and ecological systems, and how these relate to human activity?
This interdisciplinary degree draws on the expertise of two schools – Geography and Biological and Chemical Sciences – to offer a distinctive programme.
You’ll explore themes such as ecology, diversity and evolution, conservation, environmental pollution, river science and environmental engineering. In the process you’ll develop advanced practical skills by analysing samples and simulating environmental processes in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
Explore the world with us on fieldwork in places such as the Netherlands , Canada, Croatia and South Africa, as well as UK-based fieldwork, including opportunities right here in London.
Option modules in the second and final years allow you to direct your study towards your aims and interests. In the final year you’ll design your own project with guidance from our experts, developing the skills to become a researcher in your own right.
You can also apply for this course-
with a Year Abroad

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Earth Surface Science
Ecology
Evolution
Fieldwork in Physical Geography and Environmental Science*
Ideas and Practice in Geography and Environmental Science*
People and the Environment
Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental Scientists

Assessment method

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework may include extended essays, short reports, posters, oral presentations and group work.
Students must also complete a final-year independent study project of 10,000 words, based on an original study of their choice.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code F850
Institution code Q50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB To include at least one of the following A levels
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Psychology, Environmental Studies or Environmental Science.


Excluded subjects - General Studies.

Please note:
You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for.

Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3.

Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/

If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (admissions@qmul.ac.uk).
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma.
The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher.
Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
Extended Project We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 and Maths at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 in HL subjects, to include at least one of the following at HL
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Psychology, Environmental Studies or Environmental Science.


English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please visit and search for your chosen course on our A-Z course finder at http://search.qmul.ac.uk/s/search.html?collection=queenmary-coursefinder-undergraduate&query=&sort=title - here you will find further details on fees and funding. Please also visit our A-Z course finder to view the amount of fee you would need to pay if you are an International fee paying student. All Home, EU and International fee amounts listed are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.

Provider information

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Queen Mary University of London
Admissions and Recruitment Office
Mile End Road
Tower Hamlets
E1 4NS


Course contact details

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