Entry requirements may change during Clearing.
3 years full time
4-6 years part time
4 years sandwich programme
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.
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.
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
Students are assessed through examinations, fieldwork and coursework.
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.
Campus bus service between campuses.
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