Northumbria University Newcastle - Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

From the impacts of our changing climate, the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, to the challenges of dealing with our waste and meeting the competing demands on our natural spaces, environmental issues impact on us all.

This highly current degree examines topics such as ecology and conservation; sustainable development; resources, energy and waste management and pollution control in both developing and developed countries. You will combine theory, leading edge research and practical experience in order to find workable solutions to current and future environmental problems.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

  • With environmental issues a key topic across the world, there is a demand for those with the environmental science knowledge and experience this course provides, making this Environmental Science BSc an ideal springboard to a career in this arena.
  • Not only will you graduate from this accredited degree with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, but with solid research skills, and transferable skills such as independent learning, team working and current experience.
  • You will be able to hit the ground running in careers such as  environmental management, waste management, pollution control, urban regeneration, , conservation, overseas development or environmental education.

Course Details

  • You will be able to apply the theory you have learnt in lectures and tutorials in hands-on laboratory practicals, cementing your practical and professional skills. Taking your learning outside the classroom you will get your hands dirty on local and residential field trips including on a trip to Tenerife and you will get the opportunity to see environmental science in action on a range of site visits.
  • Our department has an excellent reputation for student support and teaching innovation. This starts from the very first week where we support your transition to university with a project and skills development week and includes a two day residential fieldtrip.

Year One

Exploring Geographical and Environmental Data (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Skills and Personal Development (BSc) (Core,20 Credits)
Our Living Planet (Core,20 Credits)
Environmental Science Fieldwork (Core,20 Credits)
Introduction to Physical Environments (Core,20 Credits)
Environmental Challenges - Global to Local (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Geography (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Two

Fundamentals of Ecology (Core,20 Credits)
Environment, Development and Sustainability (Optional,20 Credits)
Earth Observation and GIS (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Geography (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Coastal Monitoring and Management (Optional,20 Credits)
Green cities and nature-based solutions (Optional,20 Credits)
Ecosystem Processes in the Anthropocene (Core,20 Credits)
Biodiversity and Climate Change (Optional,20 Credits)
Practice, Research and Fieldwork (Core,20 Credits)
Environmental Cycles: Air, Water, Soil (Optional,20 Credits)

Year Three

Year in International Business (This is made up of modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
International Academic Exchange 1 (Optional,60 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Geography (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Work placement semester (Optional,60 Credits)

Year Four

Academic Language Skills for Geography (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Geography and Environment Dissertation (Core,40 Credits)
Modelling, Computation and Data Manipulation (Optional,20 Credits)
Palaeoecology and Biogeography (Optional,20 Credits)
Development and Disasters (Optional,20 Credits)
Advanced Geospatial Applications (Optional,20 Credits)
Public Health and Occupational Safety (Optional,20 Credits)
Applied Ecology and Conservation Management (Core,20 Credits)
Environmental Pollution and Health (Optional,20 Credits)
Tropical and Coastal Research (Optional,20 Credits)
Translating Environmental Science into policy, outreach and decision making (Core,20 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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