You will explore the nature of the physical world, and the processes that shape it over time. In doing so, you will discover ways of protecting finite resources, and you will develop knowledge and practical skills that allow you to help solve environmental problems and make informed contributions to policy.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- Excellent employment prospects in public and private sector organisations concerned with environmental management and/or promoting sustainable development. Recent graduate employers include the Environment Agency, Halcrow Group Ltd (environmental engineering), and the Forestry Commission;
- Experienced teaching staff who bring professional and research expertise into their teaching;
- the opportunity to undertake practical fieldwork in a range of locations, both in the UK and overseas;
- Opportunities to apply for professional training with organisations including the Environment Agency, Natural England, British Geological Survey, utility companies, environmental consultancies such as Middlemarch Environmental, field studies centres and wildlife trusts;
- Regular seminars delivered by visiting academics on subjects such as food security, bio-fuels and landslides;
- Student membership of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) which includes a subscription to Geographical Magazine and access to information and advice on career planning.
Detailed Course FactsTuition fee
- GBP 8586 Module (EEA)
- GBP 10950 Module (Non-EEA)
Course ContentIn your first year you will receive an introduction to the nature of the physical environment, and its relationship to human society, framed in terms of issues such as sustainability.
In the second year you will examine more specific themes and approaches, developing your skills in research methods and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), examining key global challenges such as climate change, exploring particular parts of the physical environment, from rivers and coasts to oceans and atmosphere, and investigating natural hazards.In your final year you will deepen your understanding of environmental systems and problems, and assess a range of management strategies designed to reduce their impact. You will also have the opportunity to carry out an independent piece of research.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6
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RequirementsEssential Entry Requirements:
- 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
- A-Levels: BBC
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 29 points
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.
FundingMerit Scholarship Scheme
Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.
- Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
- Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
- There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.Science Without Borders
Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:
Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study
If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for
- Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
- Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities
If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:
- Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.