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Environmental Social Sciences BA (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

How does human behaviour affect our environment? What pressures do we face in managing scarce resources? Can technological innovation offer solutions? You will develop an understanding of the ecological and social crises of the 21st century while developing the practical skills that you need to bring about change. Explore environmental issues from a range of perspectives, drawing on subjects as varied as anthropology, politics and economics. You will explore the relationships between people, place and environment with staff who are active in the field. Gain insight into pollution, climate change, urbanisation and broader social and spatial dynamics.Shape your degree outside the classroom with our thriving student led societies. EcoGeog Society works closely with local charities on action programmes, and aims to create a close community for those in human geography and environmental social sciences. The ECS Society brings students together to share thoughts and possible ideas for solutions addressing current issues in Canterbury.Choose to study Environmental Social Sciences at Kent because:• you’ll be part of a University that is subscribed to the UN Sustainability Goals. • you can increase your career prospects through a Year in Professional Practice to gain real-world experience. Recent graduates have gone on to work in ecological surveying, habitat management and species conservation. • you’ll learn from inspiring lecturers who are active in their fields.• you’ll benefit from ongoing support through our employability team, regular workshops and alumni talks, as well as our dedicated academic adviser and peer mentoring scheme.• you’ll experience laboratory-based practicals and field trips, as well as lectures and seminars.

Application deadline

25 January

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University of Kent

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    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

A range of scholarships for international students, including GREAT Scholarships for students from China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya and Thailand.
Kent offers globally recognised degrees, and has a diverse student community representing over 159 nationalities.
Kent provides excellent support for international students, including English language training and academic study support.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    116 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%



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