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Environmental Sustainability Science BSc (Hons)

Cardiff University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview and aims of the ProgrammeEnvironmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges and most important targets of the present. We need to take urgent action for our planet and develop strategies to work towards a more sustainable future.On our Environmental Sustainability Science course, you will explore three key areas: clean water, land degradation and climate action. We integrate fieldwork, skills and theory using problem-based learning based on real-world scenarios to help you develop sought-after transferable skills. Working across multiple disciplines, you will learn to critically analyse, discuss and debate environmental sustainability issues and offer practical solutions to complex global problems. We make the most of our location and take regular UK and overseas fieldtrips, the cost is included in the price of the course. You will have the opportunity to conduct your own research project, which will provide valuable skills and knowledge in an area that is interesting and important to you. To support the next steps in your career, you will produce a portfolio demonstrating your progress and achievements.This distinctively focused course explores topical environmental areas based around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This ensures our graduates develop highly sought-after skills and knowledge in major attention areas for researchers, governments and non-government organisations.Distinctive Features of the ProgrammeStrong employment prospects. Focus on tackling complex global problems and gain sought-after transferrable skills such as critical analysis and problem solving.Flexible learning experience. ‘Tailor’ your degree in every year of the course to suit your interests through a range of optional modules and research projects.Problem-based learning. Enables you to integrate theory, skills and fieldwork to explore your own topics guided by research experts.Hands-on fieldwork. Residential fieldwork in the UK and overseas provides the opportunity to focus your Grand Challenge project.Supportive staff. Our team are research-active, enthusiastic and keen to make a difference in society by supporting and challenging you to reach your full potential.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,950per 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 : BBB - ABB

To include Geography or Environmental Science. Please note Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking and General Studies will not be accepted.


University information

Cardiff University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 72 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    134 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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