Bath Spa University

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

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Bath Spa University
In London

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location London
Duration 3 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • London
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity, environmental mismanagement, energy use, wastes management, sustainability, and protection of natural systems are among the planet’s most pressing problems. We’ll help you understand these issues and develop the skills to do something about them. Expect to ‘get your hands dirty’! We get you out of the classroom and into the environment as much as possible, so that you’ll develop the sort of practical skills that employers look for.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

This course will give you knowledge of Environmental Science from biological and geographical perspectives. You can design a programme of study to suit your interests and career aspirations. You have the option to specialise in such areas as: aquatic environments; environmental protection and conservation; science communication; science communication; and earth systems. Optional topics include: marine biology; climatology; sustainable development; river and coastal management; environmental hazards; environmental consultancy; and biodiversity assessment. You can pick which of these topics you’ll study, alongside core topics such as ecology, environmental management, and sustainability.

· Who is it intended for?

The knowledge and skills that you develop during the course are valued by employers and our graduates have gained employment in a wide variety of organisations. Examples include: environmental consultancies, water companies, public sector bodies (for example the Environment Agency), and not-for-profit organisations (such as the Soil Association). Many graduates have gone on to postgraduate programmes at Bath Spa and elsewhere, leading to a teaching qualification (PGCE), MSc or PhD. List of current alumni careers Students have gone into roles including: Assistant Ecological Consultant; Land Management and Conservation Adviser; Policy Adviser at Defra; and Waste Awareness Officer. Example employers include: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Bath & North East Somerset Council Ecosulis ecological consultancy Soil Association The Environment Agency Natural England Ministry of Defence Office for National Statistics Natural Environment Research Council [NERC] Many graduates have gone on to postgraduate programmes, leading to a teaching qualification (PGCE), MSc or PhD.

· Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The main ones are listed below: A Level - Grades BCC- CCC with Grade C in Science or Geography related subject BTEC - Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a science or related subject. International Baccalaureate - A minimum score of 26 points with evidence of study in Science preferred.

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Student's Review
4.5 13/05/2019
About the course: Great lectures, great people and courses were pretty amazing, I had a nice time and I would advise you to keep ahead on assignments.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Student's Review
4.0 10/05/2019
About the course: Really good, they provided utmost support with my PGCE application.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 09/05/2019
About the course: My course is amazing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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3.5 09/05/2019
About the course: Meeting new people along the way was amazing and interesting. I had a good time.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.0 24/04/2019
About the course: Good teaching experience, under the budget. I liked it.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Marine Biology
Climate Change
Environmental Science
Environmental management
Environmental Protection
Science Communication

Course programme

· Year 1
Environmental science is a wide-ranging subject; at Bath Spa it is studied from two related perspectives: biological and geographical. You’ll cover both these aspects in Year 1, along with biodiversity and conservation. You also select another module to suit your particular interests, such as global food issues, global development, or earth environments.

· Year 2
You’ll study critical aspects of environmental science in more depth – in particular ecology and environmental management/sustainability. There is also a wide range of further topics to choose from, either building your course around your particular career aspirations, or keeping your options open with a more general approach. Topics include applied microbiology; biodiversity; river and coastal systems; environmental hazards; climate change and sustainability; and science communication. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to do practical work in the field and laboratory. And you also have the opportunity to further enhance your employability skills with a work placement.

· Year 3
Now you’ll choose a subject to research in depth through your dissertation, and select optional modules from topics as wide-ranging as animal behaviour, nature conservation, climatology, marine biology, plants and people, digital imaging, development and disasters, and coastal and river management. You’ll also continue to have plenty of opportunity to develop your practical skills with project work on campus and residential fieldtrips in the UK and abroad. And you can also bring in modules from other areas if you want to develop interests in managing sustainability, science publishing, preparing to be a freelancer or starting your own business.

Course assessment

You’ll generally be assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination.

Additional information

Teaching methods We offer an excellent learning environment, with small class sizes. Staff and students are on first name terms and you’ll be assigned a Personal Tutor from day one. We get you out of the classroom and into the environment as much as possible, so you can develop practical skills that are highly valued by employers. You’ll be taught in relevant, challenging and interesting ways, including: lectures; laboratory practicals; seminars; simulations of professional practice; fieldwork-based projects; tutorials; and interpretation exercises. You’ll be taught by professionals who are trained to teach.

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