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Studying the impact of humans on the environment will lead to a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.
This degree covers the impact of humans on the natural environment and the resulting changes.
Changes range from local to global in their extent and include problems such as climate change, sea level rise and loss of biodiversity, as well as more localised problems such as waste management, security of water supplies and resource mitigation. You will also study both the geographical patterns of environmental change and the processes that underpin them.
The course offers you the opportunity to study methods of analysis, such as Geographical Information Systems, which are critical to answering geographical questions.
The degree emphasises both academic merit and the practical skills and qualities sought by employers. You will participate in a group project related to your potential career and may also undertake optional environmental work-based learning experience
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline 30 June Tuition fee
- GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
- GBP 10610 Year (Non-EEA)
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Six core units:
- Introduction to GIS
- Introduction to Field Studies
- Elements of Human Geography
- Tools of Environmental Analysis
- Physical Environment
- Principles of Environmental Management.
Five core units and one option unit:
- Applied GIS
- Field Trip
- Applied Environmental Management
- Principles of Ecology
- Earth Systems.
- The Lifestyle Project
- Curriculum Plus.
Four core units and one option unit:
- Group Project (double unit)
- Ocean and Coastal Management
- Environmental Monitoring and Surveying
- Global Environmental Change.
- Environmental Work-based Learning
Why choose Solent?
- Specialist facilities including an environmental laboratory housing environmental monitoring equipment and systems laboratory with computer systems for data management and interpretation
- Residential field trips in the UK and Europe with accommodation (excluding food) and transport funded by the University
- Easy access to Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), providing opportunities to obtain practical experience in a wide range of field techniques.
Reflective portfolios, log-books, essays, reports, case studies, seminar presentations and end-of-year examinations. The final year includes a dissertation or environmental work-based learning.
You will gain experience in field techniques on two compulsory residential field trips: a five-day field trip in the UK in Year 1 and an intensive seven-day field trip in Europe in Year 2. Previous locations have included Turkey, Malta and the Azores Archipelago.
Key career skills
IT, problem solving, working to deadlines, teamwork and presentation.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
200 points with at least one 6-unit award in Geography or related discipline.
Qualifications equivalent to the above may also be considered contact the Faculty Office for further information.
Direct entry to Year 2 may be offered to holders of an HND in an appropriate subject.
Applications are welcomed from students who have been educated outside the UK system, and a number of overseas qualifications are recognised as equivalent to those listed. Applicants should give full details of their qualifications, including subjects, grades, date and the name and address of the school, college, university or awarding authority.
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed threshold attainments for undergraduate courses are:
- GCSE or GCE O Level (Grade C);
- IELTS 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550 or more; or
- City and Guilds ESOL (written assessment) pass in Higher Intermediate examination, plus a comparable pass in City and Guilds SESL (speaking assessment) examination.
- Where students enter direct to a course at the University, in the final year, without any prior experience of the UK Higher Education System will require IELTS 6.5.
Qualifications are checked before enrolment and international students must bring their original certificates when coming to study at the University.
The University also offers an International Foundation Programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.
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 Southampton Solent University.
To help you cover the cost you can take out a tuiton fee loan to pay your fees, which is paid directly to the University by the Student Loan company. Some students are also eligible for a maintenance loan to help with their living costs.
You only repay both loans when you finish your course and are earning £21,000 or more. If you don't have an income this high you will not have to pay anything until you are earning £21,000 or more.
Our student support and welfare advisers have more information regarding financial help and details can be found on our Funding advice pages.