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Environmental Science with optional placement year BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Coleraine

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The Environmental Science at Ulster you will gain the knowledge and skills to address issues such as climate change, conserving animal and plant diversity, environmental impacts of development and the management of water and air pollution.

In Year 1 students start with a residential field school and then study modules related to environmental sustainability, understanding environmental systems, climate change and data analysis skills relevant to the environmental scientist.

In Year 2 students study geographic information systems and remote sensing, environmental planning, land and water ecology, atmospheric processes, freshwater systems and pollution, coastal and marine systems (for the marine science pathway), enterprise, business and employability and attend a residential overseas field school (usually in Portugal).

In the final year students continue geographic information systems and remote sensing and other modules focus on environmental change, environmental challenges and management, applications of water science and pollution remediation, physical and biological oceanography (for the marine science pathway) and a research project on a specific environmental problem.

Students also have the option to extend their academic studies by electing to study abroad for a year or by working in industry/business. This additional year spent away from Ulster University is taken in the third year.

Our graduates have found employment as environmental consultants, pollution officers with councils, environmental engineers, landscape planners, tourist officers, landscape architects, countryside wardens, environmental officers, research scientists, teachers (both primary and secondary), and many others in both the private and public sectors. Additional professional and/or postgraduate training might also be necessary. Many excellent one-year postgraduate courses are available in this School and in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,910per 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

STEM subjects preferred.Subjects may include Geography, Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental Technology/Science, Physical Education, Single Award Science, ICT, Nutrition and Food Science, Software Systems Development, Single Award Life & Health Sciences. Applied Science Double Award also acceptable.

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University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    117 56%

    41st

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    3rd

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