Earth and Environmental Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.2 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.7 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:6317 Duration:3 years

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Combining the fundamental sciences with physical geography and geology, our Earth and Environmental Science degree focuses on Earth processes and emphasis is placed on fieldwork and hands-on learning. The degree gives you an unprecedented breadth of learning, covering areas as diverse as geological mapping, atmospheric processes and tectonics and sedimentation. You’ll examine the geological processes that underpin our planet before linking these to human impacts on the land, atmosphere and oceans.

In your first year, your modules will include The Earth’s Interior, Geology, and Natural Hazards alongside a broader range of options across the environmental sciences including Global Environmental Challenges and Atmosphere, Weather and Climate.

In your second year, you will focus on core skills through modules such as Geological Mapping, Geoscience in Practice and Soil Science, including significant elements of geological and Earth science fieldwork.

In the final year of your course, you will complete your dissertation with Employability Skills or a work placement and choose from diverse options, including Introduction to Geophysical Techniques; Environmental Magnetism; and a Volcanic Processes Field Course run on Mount Etna in Sicily.

Year 1

Core

  • Atmosphere, Weather & Climate
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Environmental Processes and Systems
  • Geology
  • Global Environmental Challenges
  • Hydrology: Water in the Environment
  • Natural Hazards
  • The Earth's Interior

Optional

  • Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
  • Numerical Skills I
  • Numerical Skills II

Year 2

Core

  • Environmental Field Course
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Geoscience in Practice
  • Soil Science

Optional

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Catchment Hydrology
  • Energy, Economy and Environment
  • Environmental Data Visualisation and Analysis
  • Introduction to Eco-Innovation
  • Investigating Mediterranean Environments
  • Populations to Ecosystems
  • Principles of Biodiversity Conservation

Year 3

Core

  • Introduction to Geophysical Techniques
  • The Dynamic Earth

Optional

  • Climate and Society
  • Coastal Processes
  • Conservation in Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation with Work Placement
  • Energy: controversies and decision-making
  • Environmental Applications of Isotope Geochemistry
  • Environmental Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
  • Geological Hazards
  • Glacial Systems
  • Glacier- landscape interactions
  • Global Change and the Earth System
  • Global Change Biology: Challenges and Solutions
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrological Processes Field Course (Slapton)
  • Issues in Conservation Biology
  • Magnetism for Environmental Problem-Solving
  • Physical Geography Fieldwork (Geomorphology and past environments of Northern Spain)
  • Quaternary Environmental Change
  • The Causes and Consequences of Environmental Radioactivity
  • Volcanic Processes Field Course
  • Water & Environmental Management in a Mediterranean Context
  • Water Resources Management

Requirements

  • A Level ABB including one science subject at grade B
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in one Higher Level science subject
  • One science from Biology, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Geography, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology is required for entry
  • GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)
  • The Attestat is not sufficient for entry; applicants must complete an additional qualification such as a Foundation Year.
  • GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)
  • IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each component)

Scholarships

  • Global Education
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