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Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Environmental Scientists deal with the big questions facing humanity. If you want to tackle climate change and preserve Earth's natural resources, this accredited BSc (Hons) Environmental Science degree will prepare you for the challenges ahead.On this course accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), you’ll explore how the environment is changing and discover new ways to minimise our impact on the planet. You'll also analyse pollutants, soil structure and water quality and learn the social side of environmental issues. You’ll work in our labs using the same technology as the world's leading environmental researchers, including plasma spectrometry and electron microscopy. You'll get out in the field too, on trips to destinations such as Malta, Portugal, Belize and Malaysia – and have the chance to gain valuable work experience on a one-year placement, and study abroad at one of our partner universities in Canada, Australia, Germany, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary or France.With our world-renowned Institute of Marine Sciences here in Portsmouth, you’ll have plenty to do right on your doorstep, from power boating courses to PADI diving lessons.After graduation, you'll be ready to take the next step towards becoming a Chartered Environmental Scientist, and be ready for jobs in environmental science, academia, business or government.**Accredited by:**This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).**What you'll experience**On this degree course you’ll:- Examine the physical and social aspects of environmental issues and develop practical skills to carry out your own environmental research- Get experience in our environmental labs using the same techniques employed by the world’s leading environmental researchers, including plasma spectrometry and electron microscopy- Make use of teaching and research facilities at the internationally renowned Institute of Marine Sciences- Go on field trips to locations such as Somerset, Isle of Wight, Malta, Portugal, Malaysia and Belize- Develop leadership and teamworking skills by working on group projects in the field and in the lab- Take advantage of our waterside location with boats available for marine excursions and the option to learn scientific and technical diving in a PADI-certified unit- Do a final year independent project considering the ethical issues connected to the project and health and safety documentation- Have the opportunity to study abroad at institutions including Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), Universite du Havre, (Le Havre, France) and Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland)- On this course, you can do your final year project abroad. Previous students have gone to Brazil, Canada, the USA, Romania, Ukraine, Tenerife, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Costa Rica, Zakynthos and Iceland.**Careers and opportunities**After the course, you could go on to study Master’s PhD’s, work in academia, business and Government in a wide range of environmental specialties such as, conservation, pollution monitoring and control, waste management, sustainability, audit and assessment, climate change and energy resources.**What jobs can you do with an Environmental Science degree?**Roles our graduates have taken on include:- Environmental chemist- Environmental consultant- Geographic information scientist- Conservation officer- Waste Management Manager- Environmental Policy officer- Hydrologist- Climate change modellerAfter you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,300per year

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University of Portsmouth

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    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 71 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    97 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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