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Environmental Science (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Duration
3 years
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
F900

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

  • Environmental Change

  • 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).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.