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Ecological and Environmental Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Ecological and Environmental Sciences is aimed at those who are passionate about interactions between humans and the natural world, and our impact on the planet. The world's growing population means we now face problems of rapid climate change, the over-exploitation of our natural resources, and the degradation of natural habitats. Ecological and Environmental Sciences will help you understand these issues, uniquely positioning you to address some of the biggest environmental challenges that face our planet. - Ecology is the scientific study of the interaction of organisms with each other and their physical, chemical and biological environment. - Environmental sciences integrates biological, chemical and physical sciences to understand our changing environment. A combination of both ecological science and environmental science is vital for understanding and tackling these environmental challenges. This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to: - understand environmental issues - design robust strategies for sample collection - make ecological and environmental measurements - evaluate the significance of results - manage conservation and environmental protection projects You will also have plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty. Your most important laboratory is the outside world and we place a great deal of emphasis on delivering practical and field-based experiences. You could be splashing through rivers counting insects one day, or trekking through the forest measuring trees and taking leaf samples the next. These trips will take you beyond the classroom, where you can gain valuable hands-on experience by applying what you have learned to real-life situations. This degree is flexible, so you will have opportunities to build your degree around areas that you are most curious or passionate about. You will have a wide choice of optional courses, so you can focus on areas in which you are especially interested, following either an ‘ecology and conservation’ or ‘environmental sciences’ route. If you choose to study Ecological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, you will become part of an academic community in one of the top ranked universities in the world. Our research and industry networks give you access to a world-class experience with real-world relevance. As a result, you will experience teaching and learning at the forefront of environmental knowledge and learn from ecological and environmental scientists who are undertaking world-leading research in a wide range of areas.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 28,950per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: two of Biology*, Chemistry*, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics*, or Physics* (*include at least one) at B. GCSEs: Mathematics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.


University information

University of Edinburgh

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  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 103 1

    19th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    187 82%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    180 85%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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