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Environmental Earth Science BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our BSc in Environmental Earth Science at Aberystwyth University will provide you with a detailed insight into Geological and Environmental Earth Science topics. The Department of Geography & Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind. Aberystwyth University offers you the unique opportunity to study geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. Set on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain and grassland, our department is uniquely placed to make the most of the stunning landscapes that surround it, providing you with a fabulous variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities.You will study the core skills in geology and apply these to a wide range of environmental problems. You will be taught field skills which can be applied to solving some of the big issues facing our society such as: pollution from human activities like mining and power production; or understanding volcanic eruptions; and how hazard maps are created. The degree will train you to solve problems and contribute to society. We run field courses in each of the three years of your degree. Our facilities are also recognised by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). On this course, you will develop a deeper understanding of climate change which includes pollution, climate change, waste disposal to name a few; the environmental impacts of volcanic eruptions; insights into mass extinction events. Through our innovating research, we will keep you up to date with the current trends in Geohazards. We provide students with training in engineering geology and hydrology. Employability is embedded across all of our courses. Our degrees provide a solid foundation for a vast array of careers across a range of sectors. In a rapidly shifting global economy, our graduates are adaptable and able to draw on a range of transferable skills, ensuring that they are always in demand. The skill sets include: + Enhanced mathematical and computational skills; + Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills; + Information technology skills; + Ability to work independently and as part of a team; + Time-management, organisational skills; + Communication skills both written and oral; + Self-motivation and self-reliance. Our graduates have, for example, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC - BBB

To include a B in on of the following A-Level subjects Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, or Physics.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    126 60%

    33rd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    10

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