Environmental and Earth Science

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Environmental Science

Requires one science A Level and GCSE Maths.

This pathway aims to train students in those areas of natural science (including chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, geology, physical geography) that are used to understand natural and anthropogenic processes on the surface of the Earth, rivers, lakes, oceans and the atmosphere, as well as Earth’s internal processes, against the backdrop of environmental change.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Earth's Interior Data Collection and Analysis Dissertation 
Geology Environmental Field Course - Lake District Dissertation with Work Placement
Biogeochemical Cycles Environmental Data Visualisation and Analysis Hydrological Processes Field Course
Hydrology: Water in the Environment Geological Mapping Field Course Water Resources Management
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Catchment Hydrology Volcanic Processes Field Course
  Aquatic Biogeochemistry The Dynamic Earth
Subject to A Level portfolio, students may take one or more of the following in place of the above: Geoscience in Practice Introduction to Geophysical Techniques
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry Soil Science Geological Hazards
Numerical Skills  Atmospheric Science Global Change and the Earth System
  Energy, Economy and the Environment The Causes and Consequences of Environmental Radioactivity
    Climate and Society

Earth Science

Requires one science A Level and GCSE Maths.

The solid rocks that comprise Earth’s upper crust contain a record of change driven by processes originating from the core to the atmosphere over a period exceeding 2 billion years. This pathway provides the basic skills needed to read this record and understand how Earth has evolved over both long and short periods of time. You will have the opportunity to take a number of field-based modules in both the UK and abroad.

Year OneYear TwoYear Three
Earth's Interior Aquatic Biogeochemistry The Dynamic Earth
Geology Geoscience in Practice Geophysical Techniques
Biogeochemical Cycles Geological Mapping Field Course Dissertation
Hydrology: Water in the Environment  Soil Science Dissertation with Work Placement
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Environmental Field Course - Lake District Volcanic Process Field Course
  Catchment Hydrology Hydrological Processes Field Course
Subject to A Level portfolio, students may take one or more of the following in place of the above: Data Collection and Analysis Geological Hazards
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry    
Numerical Skills    

Compulsory modules are highlighted in grey.


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