Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

University of Southampton

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    2 (Geography & Environmental Science)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

This three-year interdisciplinary course covers core environmental science topics with the opportunity to specialise in a diverse and exciting range of subject areas. This challenging degree takes an interdisciplinary view of the environment, embracing and integrating a wide range of subject areas. The course is structured so that you can develop specialist skills in either biodiversity and conservation, environmental change, aquatic environments and resources, or sustainable environmental management.

We will develop your core environmental science knowledge through a series of compulsory modules each year. You will also be able to specialise in one of four pathways, giving you control over your degree and career route:

  • Aquatic Environments and Resources
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Environmental Change
  • Sustainable Environmental Management

The pathways focus on the major environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. You choose your pathway at the start of your degree, but there is flexibility to change pathways at the end of your first year. You will develop a portfolio of knowledge and experience around your specialised pathway. Recent Environmental Science graduates are employed at organisations including: Atkins, BP, Environment Agency, House of Commons, Natural England, Network Rail, Samsung Electronics and WWF.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Extended Project
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points



Typical offer: ABB, including two science subjects from Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, Geology and Environmental Studies; plus a pass in the associated practical science assessment where applicable.Contextual offer: BBB, to include two sciences from the above list; plus a pass in the associated practical science assessment where applicable.General Studies, Use of Mathematics, Core Mathematics, Thinking Skills and Critical Thinking are excluded for entry.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Southampton dates back to 1862: located on the south coast of England, it is close to the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. The main campus is north of the city centre, near to a large managed woodland. There are excellent road, rail, sea and air links and London is just over an hour away by train.


Main Site - Highfield Campus



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