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Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Your BSc Environmental Science degree will give you the opportunity to study one of four specialist pathways: Aquatic Environments and Resources, Biodiversity and Conservation, Environmental Change, and Sustainable Environmental Management.This challenging and interdisciplinary course embraces a wide range of subjects including environmental science, geography, ecology, geology, law, and oceanography. It focuses on applying science to some of the biggest environmental challenges of today and in the future. You'll be prepared for a rewarding career in many fields, like environmental management and conservation.Specialising in your chosen pathway, you'll develop the knowledge and skills required to tackle the complex major environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. As with all University of Southampton Environmental Science courses, this programme will integrate theory-based learning with practical and project work, to work towards sustainable solutions to environmental problems. Geography and Environmental Science is ranked 8th in the Guardian best UK universities league table, 2021.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,580per 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 : ABB

Typical offer: ABB, including one science subject 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.


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University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 71 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    142 71%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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