Environmental and Earth Science

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nvironmental Science

Entry requirements: Specific A level requirement:  None

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
Mandatory modules Mandatory modules Mandatory modules
Atmosphere, Weather & Climate Aquatic Biogeochemistry Introduction to Geological Techniques
Biogeochemical Cycles Geoscience in Practice The Dynamic Earth
Earth's Interior Non-mandatory modules Non-mandatory modules
Geology Catchment Hydrology Dissertation
Hydrology: Water in the Environment Data Collection and Analysis Dissertation with External Partner
Non-mandatory modules Field Course in the Lake District - Environmental Extended Essay
Subject to A Level portfolio, students may be required to replace one of the above modules with one of the following: Geological Mapping Field Course in Devon - Hydrological Processes
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry Research, Design and Delivery Field Course in Volcanic Processes
Numerical Skills Soil Science Geological Hazards
    Hydrogeology

Earth Science

Entry requirements: Specific A level requirement:  None

This pathway aims to train you 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
 Mandatory modules Non-mandatory modules Non-mandatory modules
 Earth's Interior Aquatic Biogeochemistry Climate and Society
 Geology Atmospheric Science Dissertation
Biogeochemical Cycles Catchment Hydrology Dissertation with Work Placement
Hydrology: Water in the Environment Data Collection and Analysis Field Course in Devon - Hydrological Processes
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Energy, Economy and the Environment Geological Hazards
Non-mandatory modules Environmental Data Visualisation and Analysis Global Change and the Earth System
Subject to A Level portfolio, students may be required to replace one of the above modules with one of the following: Experimental Design and Analysis Hydrogeology
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry Field Course in the Lake District - Environmental Introduction to Geophysical Techniques
Numerical Skills Geoscience in Practice The Causes and Consequences of Environmental Radioactivity
  Research, Design and Delivery The Dynamic Earth
  Soil Science Water Resources Management