About this course
Our exciting and topical Environmental Science degree combines a range of subjects, including geography, law and oceanography. It focuses on applying science to some of the biggest environmental challenges of today and in the future. It will prepare you for a rewarding career in many fields, like environmental management and conservation.
Our Environmental Science course consists of theory with practical and project work, and explores sustainable solutions to environmental problems.
At the start of the course, you'll choose one of 4 specialist pathways. This will give you control over your degree and career route. You can change your pathway at the end of the first year.
You can choose to specialise in:
Aquatic Environments and Resources
Biodiversity and Conservation
Sustainable Environmental Management
You'll complete a research project in year 3. Industry regularly implements our students’ work. For example, Ordnance Survey has used recommendations from student-designed environmental management systems.
We provide many opportunities for fieldwork, where you'll gain the skills to collect and analyse data. Previous field trips have used drones for remote sensing and studied salt marsh vegetation.
As part of this course you can:
learn to apply quantitative analysis and field research techniques
use computer-based geographical information systems to study environmental change
use specialist facilities including a purpose-built teaching lab and remote sensing equipment
join our award-winning Enactus society
boost your skills and employability by spending a year in employment
This degree is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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