Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
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Waterside
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September

Overview Updated 13/08/2019

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Environmental Science is a broad field that encompasses aspects of ecology and physical science to evaluate environmental issues and propose appropriate solutions. If you have an interest in the environment and in applying scientific principles to help solve environmental problems this course is for you.

This flexible, interdisciplinary course allows you to follow a programme with modules drawn from across the subject of environmental science. You are then able to specialise in particular areas of interest in the second and third year or continue to study a more varied programme.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • This course is accredited by The Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • The University of Northampton is proud to work in partnership with RECOUP
  • Opportunities for visits, fieldwork and overseas travel
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Aborad

You will have various opportunities for visits and for fieldwork and there is an opportunity in the second year to undertake an optional residential field trip overseas. Previous field trips have included Mallorca and Tenerife, but please note there is an additional charge to cover flights, accommodation and transport which in 2016 was £550. Examples of previous UK visits include Oxford Botanic Garden, Kew Gardens, the Natural History Museum, as well as field sites in and around Northamptonshire.

Course Details

This interdisciplinary degree provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of environmental science and to recognise its relevance to society at national and global levels. You will learn how environmental science can be used to help understand both natural and human-caused environmental change and the role that individuals, organisations, and governments play in addressing such issues.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Work Experience

Enhance your CV

The final year optional Career Planning and Placement module allows you to undertake placements between the second and third years.

Previous placements have been undertaken with a variety of employers including the Wildlife Trusts, local authorities, and with environmental consultants.

The placement is for a minimum of ten days and may involve a cost (not a charge) if done in a voluntary capacity.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This diverse programme develops the skills necessary to secure employment in both the public and private sectors.

Recent graduates have gained employment with a range of organisations including the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Wildlife Trust.

The course includes a career planning module allowing you to focus your future career aspirations.

If you want to continue along the academic route, you can go onto postgraduate study.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

Course Content

To introduce you to the subject, the first year covers a broad range of environmental topics including biodiversity, ecology, wastes as an environmental issue, and the physical environment.

  • Air and Water – Principles (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1001
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Ecology (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1002
    Core Module Y
  • Principles of Wastes Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1111
    Core Module Y
  • The Physical Environment (20 Credits)
    Module code: GEO1107
    Core Module Y
  • Environmental Science Practical (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1016
    Core Module Y
  • Biodiversity: An Introduction (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENV1012
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • the flexible nature of the course allows you to focus on areas such as Landscape Climate Change or Wastes or continue with a broad programme
  • the course includes a career planning module allowing you to develop your employability skills and help focus future career aspirations
  • there are various opportunities for fieldwork throughout the course and an optional residential field trip overseas in the second year

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Managing Waste and Environmental Resources MSc

Case Study

What Our Students Say

The course covers a broad range of issues and environmental processes in which space and location are key components. Issues of interest include pollution, declines in biodiversity, and the management of resources for sustainability.

Watch our video to find out what our current students think

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Foundation Study Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional Costs

Opportunities Abroad

You will have various opportunities for visits and for fieldwork and there is an opportunity in the second year to undertake an optional residential field trip overseas. Previous field trips have included Mallorca and Tenerife, but please note there is an additional charge to cover flights, accommodation and transport which in 2016 was £550.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000
Foundation Study Framework: £9,400 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

Additional Costs

Opportunities Abroad

You will have various opportunities for visits and for fieldwork and there is an opportunity in the second year to undertake an optional residential field trip overseas. Previous field trips have included Mallorca and Tenerife, but please note there is an additional charge to cover flights, accommodation and transport which in 2016 was £550.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Foundation Study Framework

Course information

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Environmental Science we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Environmental Science programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

Read more


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Updated 13/08/2019

  • Apply Through Clearing

    Environmental Science is a broad field that encompasses aspects of ecology and physical science to evaluate environmental issues and propose appropriate solutions. If you have an interest in the environment and in applying scientific principles to help solve environmental problems this course is for you.

    This flexible, interdisciplinary course allows you to follow a programme with modules drawn from across the subject of environmental science. You are then able to specialise in particular areas of interest in the second and third year or continue to study a more varied programme.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • This course is accredited by The Institution of Environmental Sciences
    • The University of Northampton is proud to work in partnership with RECOUP
    • Opportunities for visits, fieldwork and overseas travel
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This interdisciplinary degree provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of environmental science and to recognise its relevance to society at national and global levels. You will learn how environmental science can be used to help understand both natural and human-caused environmental change and the role that individuals, organisations, and governments play in addressing such issues.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Aborad

    You will have various opportunities for visits and for fieldwork and there is an opportunity in the second year to undertake an optional residential field trip overseas. Previous field trips have included Mallorca and Tenerife, but please note there is an additional charge to cover flights, accommodation and transport which in 2016 was £550. Examples of previous UK visits include Oxford Botanic Garden, Kew Gardens, the Natural History Museum, as well as field sites in and around Northamptonshire.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Enhance your CV

      The final year optional Career Planning and Placement module allows you to undertake placements between the second and third years.

      Previous placements have been undertaken with a variety of employers including the Wildlife Trusts, local authorities, and with environmental consultants.

      The placement is for a minimum of ten days and may involve a cost (not a charge) if done in a voluntary capacity.

    • Career Opportunities

      This diverse programme develops the skills necessary to secure employment in both the public and private sectors.

      Recent graduates have gained employment with a range of organisations including the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Wildlife Trust.

      The course includes a career planning module allowing you to focus your future career aspirations.

      If you want to continue along the academic route, you can go onto postgraduate study.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • To introduce you to the subject, the first year covers a broad range of environmental topics including biodiversity, ecology, wastes as an environmental issue, and the physical environment.

    • Air and Water – Principles (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1001
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Ecology (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1002
      Core Module Y
    • Principles of Wastes Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1111
      Core Module Y
    • The Physical Environment (20 Credits)
      Module code: GEO1107
      Core Module Y
    • Environmental Science Practical (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1016
      Core Module Y
    • Biodiversity: An Introduction (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENV1012
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • the flexible nature of the course allows you to focus on areas such as Landscape Climate Change or Wastes or continue with a broad programme
    • the course includes a career planning module allowing you to develop your employability skills and help focus future career aspirations
    • there are various opportunities for fieldwork throughout the course and an optional residential field trip overseas in the second year
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Managing Waste and Environmental Resources MSc

    • What Our Students Say

      The course covers a broad range of issues and environmental processes in which space and location are key components. Issues of interest include pollution, declines in biodiversity, and the management of resources for sustainability.

      Watch our video to find out what our current students think

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,500 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional Costs

    Opportunities Abroad

    You will have various opportunities for visits and for fieldwork and there is an opportunity in the second year to undertake an optional residential field trip overseas. Previous field trips have included Mallorca and Tenerife, but please note there is an additional charge to cover flights, accommodation and transport which in 2016 was £550.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,400 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate)

    Additional Costs

    Opportunities Abroad

    You will have various opportunities for visits and for fieldwork and there is an opportunity in the second year to undertake an optional residential field trip overseas. Previous field trips have included Mallorca and Tenerife, but please note there is an additional charge to cover flights, accommodation and transport which in 2016 was £550.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Course information

    The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Environmental Science we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Environmental Science programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour