Kingston University London - Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

We're facing huge environmental challenges such as climate change, development pressures, resource use, and pollution. Are you interested in working to find sustainable solutions to these challenges? If you are, this degree could be ideal.

You'll gain the skills to investigate, monitor, evaluate and understand environmental systems and to predict and respond to environmental challenges.

The course is highly practical. You'll continually apply your studies to real-life situations through fieldwork and paid work placement opportunities.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
  • You'll put your theory into practice through fieldwork in the UK and overseas.
  • There's the opportunity for a year's paid work placement. This will give you valuable experience and help prepare you for a career in an environmental role.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


    96–120 for BSc (Hons); 32 for BSc (Hons) including foundation year.
  • Alternatively, BTEC Extended Diploma with grades MMM or BTEC Diploma with grades DD.
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

We have excellent links with industry, business and environmental organisations. Graduates work as environmental consultants, analysts or technicians with local authorities, in waste management, wildlife conservation, and in teaching and administrative roles. Many progress to our MSc in Environmental Management.

Course Details

The First Year introduces key environmental science concepts and methods of scientific investigation. You will learn in a variety of environments including the classroom and laboratory and develop fundamental fieldwork skills. You will study environmental systems and the nature and consequences associated with environmental change. You will investigate how people interact with their environment and examine sustainability challenges. You will learn to make accurate observations of environmental phenomena in the field and the laboratory, and evaluate your findings.

Year 1

Introduction to Physical Geography and Environmental Hazards
Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis
Understanding the Environment
Research and Fieldwork Methods

Year 2

Rivers, Oceans and Atmospheres
Land, Water and the Environment
Ecology and conservation
Design and Management of Environmental Projects

Year 3/4

GIS Transforming Geography and Environment
Land and Water Resources Management
The Challenge of Climate Change
Research Project

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