The challenges facing us all in this century have never been more pressing:
- adapting to climate change and dealing with the results of natural disasters
- providing food and water for the global population
- conserving our wildlife and natural resources
- preventing pollution or dealing with its consequences responsibly
- developing sustainable energy sources
Environmental scientists have the interdisciplinary knowledge needed to face up to these challenges. They can use their scientific knowledge to improve how we manage our world and to give advice to decision-makers.
Our Environmental Sciences degrees provide a thorough understanding of many aspects of the environment based on firm scientific foundations.
As an environmental scientist you will cut across the traditional boundaries of science, learning to integrate knowledge across many different fields.
Southampton has an international reputation for a wide range of environmental research activities, including ocean and Earth science, chemistry, geography, biological sciences and environmental engineering. All of these expert specialisms feed into our interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Sciences, offering diverse choice and opportunities for our students.
We are passionate about providing the most relevant education and training for our Environmental Sciences degree students. In today's employment market it's vital that graduates show they have the skills to apply their knowledge. Our Environmental Science programmes integrate theory based learning with practical field and project work.
Students studying for a degree in Environmental Sciences have their own society, with an elected committee and support from the Students' Union. The Society arranges a range of weird and wonderful social events: balls, barbecues, bowling, pub crawls and conservation trips. It also sends students into schools for environmental events.