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Environmental Science BSc Hons

What will you study?

Environmental Science is an integrated study of the challenges facing environments, both natural and man-made. Our degree enables you to combine the disciplines of Geography, Geology, Chemistry and Physics and investigate subjects including climate change, sustainability, pollution and geological hazards. We offer theory-based lectures alongside practical work, both in the lab and in the field.

You start your Environmental Science degree studying subjects such as Hydrological and Geological Processes and move on to second year modules including the Composition of Earth's Atmosphere and an Environmental Field Course.

In your final year, you complete a Dissertation with Employability Skills or Work Placement/Internship as well as studying options such as Ecosystem Services and Society or Air Quality and Climate.

Where could it take you?

Our Environmental Science degree prepares you for careers within government and regulatory bodies as well as environmental consultancy within the private sector. Six months after graduating 95% of our 2012 graduates were in work or further study. Recent graduates have found employment as lab and water technicians while others have transferred their skills into data analysis roles. Many of our students continue to MSc or PhD level, with recent graduates specialising in areas such as hydrology, sustainable technology, toxicology and environmental health.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the 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 2015:

A-level: ABB, candidates will normally be expected to have at least one science at A-level.

General Studies: Only accepted if taken as one of four A levels

Key skills: Not included in offer

GCSE: Mathematics (B) and English Language (C)

Scottish Highers: BBBBB

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc:32 pts overall with 16 ptsfrom best three HL courses

BTEC: Overall grades of DDM with distinctions in 3 modules

HNC/HND: Pass

Mature students: Enquiries welcome; students on Access to Science courses are encouraged to apply . Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

IELTS: 6.0

Financial Support

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

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

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.