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 move on to second year modules that include Atmospheric Science; Energy, Economy and the Environment; Soil Science and Environmental Data Visualisation and Analysis.

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.

During your fourth and final year you will select from a broad range of masters-level modules, including Pollution Microbiology; Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy; and Chemical Risk Assessment. In addition, you will undertake an in-depth research dissertation during your final year.