Environmental Science, BSc Hons

Environmental science is a combination of social, natural and physical science built around the idea of sustainability. This programme will develop your understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment. You will investigate solutions to environmental issues from various perspectives, including scientific, political, legal and philosophical positions. You will graduate with the skills to deal with local and global environmental issues both academically and practically. You will be able to document human impact on the landscape, explore environmental conflicts and issues, develop environmental policy and manage the environment sustainably. Fieldwork in the UK and abroadFieldwork is read more

3 years full time

4-6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

Environmental science is a combination of social, natural and physical science built around the idea of sustainability. This programme will develop your understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment. 

You will investigate solutions to environmental issues from various perspectives, including scientific, political, legal and philosophical positions. You will graduate with the skills to deal with local and global environmental issues both academically and practically. You will be able to document human impact on the landscape, explore environmental conflicts and issues, develop environmental policy and manage the environment sustainably. 

Fieldwork in the UK and abroad

Fieldwork is an essential part of the programme, with trips funded by the Department. Destinations include the New Forest, the Lake District and south-east Spain. As a member of the Erasmus exchange scheme, we have collaborative arrangements with universities in the Netherlands, Italy and France. This will give you the opportunity to study abroad for a period of time. If you successfully complete at least 36 weeks of the optional work placement, you will be awarded the Diploma of Industrial Study. 

Ranking

Our geography and environmental science degrees are ranked:

  • 1st among London universities for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Within the UK's top 10 for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To give you an understanding of environmental systems and how humans interact with them
  • To explore the importance of sustainability and science in contemporary society
  • To produce graduates with a specialist perspective in natural, physical or social environmental science.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS points from A-levels, including geography or a science and one other subject appropriate to
the degree. The points could come from AS-levels. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. 

We will also accept:

  • Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later.

General studies and Level 3 Key Skills are not accepted for this degree.

For more information, contact  courseinfo@gre.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, fieldwork and coursework.

Careers

Graduates have opportunities in environmental and land management, conservation and heritage management, waste management, local government, environment agencies, ecology and biodiversity,
overseas development, urban planning and natural resource management.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

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