What Will You Study

Our Environmental Science degree is the longest running programme of its kind in the UK. The degree involves the integrated study of the challenges facing environments, both natural and manmade. We enable you to combine the disciplines of geography, geology, chemistry and physics to investigate subjects including climate change, sustainability, pollution and geological hazards. We offer theory-based lectures alongside practical work, both in the laboratory and in the field.

You start your Environmental Science degree studying modules that focus on Global Environmental Challenges; Hydrology; Biogeochemical Processes; and Geology. You will spend your second year at a partner university, for example in North America or Australasia. This year will focus on modules drawn from across the Earth system, including water, land, air and biological sub-systems.

In your third year, you complete a Dissertation with Employability Skills or Work Placement/Internship, as well as choosing from optional modules including Climate and Society; Glacial Systems; Global Change and the Earth System; and Introduction to Geophysical Techniques.