This course achieved 96% student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey.
Environmental Science as a discipline has grown out of increasing concern for the environment and the need for a scientific approach to the study of human impacts on natural resources. Today’s environmental scientists are challenged to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change, pollution, energy, loss of biodiversity and lack of food and clean water. Our course provides the necessary grounding in the science and the technical training to investigate these problems and find appropriate management solutions. University of Stirling was one of the first universities to establish a degree course in Environmental Science in 1980 and we are still committed today to training graduates with the skills valued by employers. This focus has created genuine career opportunities with a wide range of organisations including water authorities, research institutes, conservation bodies, businesses, local authorities and government agencies. Previous graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in areas such as environmental consultancy, transport planning, waste management, education and ecotourism.
This degree also offers the possibility of transferring onto our integrated masters (MSci) Environmental Science course leading directly to a postgraduate qualification that is tailored to those seeking a career in the environment sector.
This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects - learn more.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 More information on our English language requirements If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO...
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- Environmental Science
Year 1 core course explores the science and policy behind global physical processes and provides training in laboratory and field skills. This is followed in Year 2 by studies of biogeochemical processes and training in data analysis.
In Years 1 and 2 you will take core modules in:
- Building Planet Earth
- Landscape Evolution
- The Biosphere
- Three Practical Skills modules in the Natural Sciences and Quantitative Techniques
- Aviemore Field Course
A further four modules are chosen from the diverse range of subjects across the University. People and the Environment, Global Environmental Issues, Environmental History, Blue Planet, Aquatic Environments and Biology are popular choices since they offer the flexibility to change into other natural science degrees.
Semesters 5 - 6
In Year 3, you will take two core advanced skills modules:
- Field and Laboratory Techniques
- Field Class in Spain
A choose a further four modules from a range of Semester 5 - 8 module options.
Semesters 7 - 8
In your final year you will develop your skills through an independent in depth review essay, an independent research project and a choice of three further advanced modules from a range of semester 5 - 8 options.
Semester 5 - 8 full and half module options currently include:
- Environmental Policy and Management
- Soil Quality and Protection
- Environmental Hazards
- Drainage Basins
- Soils, Sediments and Landscape History
- Agriculture and Food Security in the 21st Century
- Geographical Information Systems
- Remote Sensing
- Conservation Management
- Restoration Ecology
- Conservation Biology
- Glaciers and Landscapes
- Sustainable Energy
- Sustainable Water Management