Environmental Science and Technology BSc Hons
What will you study?
Lancaster’s Environmental Science and Technology degree is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on globally important environmental management challenges and solutions to environmental problems. The degree offers innovative pathways with business which are necessary in order to provide sustainable global solutions, and provides students with an understanding of both environmental processes and chemical or engineering applications. A key feature of the course is a ten-week internship with an environmental technology company, based in the UK or abroad.
You will begin your degree studying modules such as Environmental Issues for the 21st Century, Environmental Processes and Systems and Hydrological Processes. You’ll then move on to second year modules such as Energy Technologies and Enterprise for the Environment. In your third year you’ll complete a research project with a work placement and choose options from a wide variety of modules such as Water Resource Management, Environmental Radioactivity and Hydrogeology.
Where could it take you?
This course is designed to lead to employment in the environmental industry including public sector organisations, water and energy industries, consultancies and other organisations investigating environmental remediation and management. The combination of an internship alongside a focus on innovation technology will provide you with highly desirable skills such as data analysis and interdisciplinary problem solving, which are sought after by employers.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Typical entry requirements
For courses starting in 2016:
A Level AAA - ABB including Mathematics at grade B
International Baccalaureate 36-32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit in a relevant science subject but will additionally require a supporting A level in Mathematics at grade B or equivalent qualification. BTEC qualifications will be considered on individual basis to assess eligibility
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units but will additionally require A level at grade B in Mathematics. Access qualifications will be considered on individual basis to assess eligibility
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly
A level grade B in Mathematics or equivalent is required for entry
Chemistry is also required if wishing to pursue Chemistry related options within degree
GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)
IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)
General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level
Combination of Qualifications We welcome applications from students with a combination of qualifications, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly for further advice
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed
Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students will be required to pay for travel to field sites and will have to purchase wet weather clothing, boots and waterproof notebooks for fieldtrips for which the estimated cost is approximately £110. The course offers optional field trips and students will have to pay for any travel and accommodation costs. If students undertake placements then they may incur additional travel costs. Students on certain modules may wish to purchase a hand lens and compass clinometer but these may be borrowed from the Department.
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.
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UCAS Code: F751
For Entry: 2016
Duration: Full time 3 Year(s)
Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
Phone: +44 (0)1524 510249
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook