Environmental Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 34,866
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 53,461

Entry Requirements

  • A-levels: BBB. Must include a relevant science.
  • BTEC: DDM.
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points, specified subjects.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in geography or environmental studies and science required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 18 credits at merit or above.
  • GCSE (minimum grade C): at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
  • Foundation degree/HND/HNC: may enable you to start the course in year 2.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Data Presentation and Analysis for Geoscientists
  • Ecological Processes
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Global Environmental Issues and Management
  • Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
  • Introduction to Environmental Hazards
  • Introduction to Fieldwork
  • Skills for Independent Learning

Options

  • Ancient Societies
  • Archaeological Practice
  • Citizenship for the Environment
  • Ecological Processes 
  • Elements of Chemistry
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • French, German or Spanish language modules
  • Fundamentals of Geology
  • Habitat Ecology
  • Human Physiology
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks
  • Interpreting Geological Maps
  • Mathematical Skills for Scientists
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • The Global Earth System
  • The Ocean Planet: an introduction
  • Water in the Environment

Year 2

  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Geography fieldwork, Sicily (or South Africa as a specialist option)
  • Skills for Research and Careers

Options

Environmental management and sustainability 

  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Contemporary Rural Geography
  • Environmental and Spatial Planning
  • Environmental Conservation and Management
  • Geographies of Everyday Life
  • Geoinformatic Systems
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Sustainable Development

Environmental hazards

  • Climate Change
  • Coastal and Aeolian Landscapes
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Ice Age Earth
  • Water in the Landscape

Ecology and conservation

  • Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology
  • Ecological Techniques
  • Evolution and Diversity
  • Introduction to Marine Biology and Ecology

Environmental pollution

  • Environmental Pollution and Control
  • Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry
  • Soil and Water Analysis

Other options

  • Applied Palaeontology
  • Archaeological Practice 2: excavation and post-excavation
  • Community Engagement: theory into practice
  • Earth Resources
  • French, German or Spanish language modules
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Microbiology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Independent study module
  • Introduction to Environmental Geochemistry
  • Sedimentology
  • Societies of Early Europe

Year 3

  • Ecology or independent dissertation

Options:

Environmental management and sustainability

  • Air Quality Management
  • Applied Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Geographies of Sport and Leisure
  • Geoinformatic Systems
  • Independent study module
  • Medical Geography
  • Political Ecology
  • Waste Management
  • Wetland Environments

Environmental hazards

  • Coastal Environments
  • Environmental Change in Low Latitudes
  • Freshwater Processes and Ecosystems
  • Geohazards

Ecology and conservation

  • Applied Ecology
  • Biogeography
  • Biology Field Skills
  • Geoinformatic Systems
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Plant and Animal Interactions
  • Wetland Environments

Environmental pollution

  • Advanced Analytical Methodology
  • Air Quality Management
  • Case Studies in Environmental Pollution
  • Independent study module
  • Water and Health

Other options

  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Cold Environments: Process and Landsystems
  • Community Engagement: theory into practice
  • Evolution and the Fossil Record
  • French, German or Spanish language modules
  • Humans and the Environment
  • Hydrogeology
  • Independent study module
  • Oceanography
  • Planetary Geology
  • Recording and Interpreting Archaeological Finds

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