University of Nottingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
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.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University Park Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - BBB||
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).|
|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).|
|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.|
|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.|
|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).|
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
|Channel Islands||£10,750 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£22,620 *||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
Clearing contact details
Clearing and Adjustment Hotline
0330 333 6116
For Home and EU enquiries, please call 0330 333 6116, for International enquiries, please call +44 (0)115 74 87100. For clearing entry requirements, please visit the vacancy listings on our website at www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing from Thursday 15 August 2019 as the Clearing and Adjustment entry requirements for the course may differ from the standard entry requirements. Please call our hotline for more information.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
+44 (0)115 951 4749