Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

UCAS code F751 BSc/EvSci

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About this course 2018/19

From the impacts of our changing climate, the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, to the challenges of dealing with our waste and meeting the competing demands on our natural spaces, environmental issues impact on us all.

This highly current degree examines topics such as ecology and conservation; sustainable development; resources, energy and waste management and pollution control in both developing and developed countries. You will combine theory, leading edge research and practical experience in order to find workable solutions to current and future environmental problems.

100% of Environmental Management* students say that they are satisfied overall with their course (National Student Survey, 2016). 

Iema _accredAccreditation

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
  • Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) for the purpose of eligibility to apply for associate membership.

 

Learn from the best

You will learn from research active staff who will inspire you in their subject, and who truly believe in working to provide solutions to the environmental problems that are affecting our planet. You will be learning from those at the forefront of the subject.

The teaching team includes staff with previous experience working in industry, consultancy and for high profile organisations in both teaching and research positions. Staff specialisms cover all areas of environmental science including pollution monitoring and control, environmental management and law, ecology and conservation, climate adaptation and  renewable energy technologies, disaster management and resilience building.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be able to apply the theory you have learnt in lectures and tutorials in hands-on laboratory practicals, cementing your practical and professional skills. Taking your learning outside the classroom you will get your hands dirty on local and residential field trips including on a trip to Tenerife and you will get the opportunity to see environmental science in action on a range of site visits.

Our department has an excellent reputation for student support and teaching innovation. This starts from the very first week where we support your transition to university with a project and skills development week and includes a two day residential fieldtrip.

Learning Environment

You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities where you can take part in practical experiments in our research laboratories with access to industry standard field and laboratory equipment. Our extensive field equipment includes a range of portable monitoring and analytical instrumentation (e.g. for soil, water and air pollution monitoring) whilst specialist IT software, including GIS and ecological statistical packages, allow you to analyse and model your findings. Our estates also include social spaces for our student community.

You will examine current natural world and urban case studies in order to apply what you have learnt to real world examples and you can further enhance  your employability with the opportunity for a semester-based or year long placement or period of study abroad.

Working as a team with your peers, you will liaise with external partners to solve a current sustainability or environmental problem. You can also tailor your final year dissertation to examine a research area that affects an external organisation.

caption: University Library 

Research-rich Learning

The Environmental Science degree at Northumbria will fully develop your research skills, by immersing you in a research-rich environment. From the very first week you will be actively researching, building your confidence and expertise. You will be able to develop your specialist interests, what motivates you, culminating in a final year dissertation which will cement your ability to devise, explore, analyse and present your findings on a topic entirely of your own choice.

You will benefit from studying in a top-30 Geography Research Department based on research power with 55% of our research ranked as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014). We carry out specialist research in cold and paleo environments, social and cultural geography, communities and resilience, environmental analysis and ecology, with projects and engagement taking place in more than 30 countries, from the poles  to the tropics. This breadth of innovative research should provide you with plenty of inspiration for your final year dissertation, where you will be matched with a supervisor engaged in research in a relevant area.


caption: University Research  caption: Department Research

Give your career an edge

Employability is key to the Environmental Science programme. You will have the opportunity to develop your subject specific and graduate transferable skills and enhance your employability via, work placement, volunteering and study abroad opportunities, live projects and real world based assessments.  Previous placement providers have included the National Trust, RSPB and the Environment Agency, environmental consultancies, local businesses and local councils.

Guest lectures from local practitioners and the opportunity to attend local professional body events will enable you to develop your networking skills and build contacts.

This course is accredited by the UK’s two lead organisations for professionals working in the environment,  the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

caption: Plan your career

Your Future

With environmental issues a key topic across the world, there is a demand for those with the environmental science knowledge and experience this course provides, making this Environmental Science BSc an ideal springboard to a career in this arena.

Not only will you graduate from this accredited degree with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, but with solid research skills, and transferable skills such as independent learning, team working and current experience.

You will be able to hit the ground running in careers such as  environmental management, waste management, pollution control, urban regeneration, , conservation, overseas development or environmental education.

  caption: Peter Middlebrook | Geopolicity Inc caption: Edward Oughton | University of Cambridge

About this course 2019/20

From the impacts of our changing climate, the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, to the challenges of dealing with our waste and meeting the competing demands on our natural spaces, environmental issues impact on us all.

This highly current degree examines topics such as ecology and conservation; sustainable development; resources, energy and waste management and pollution control in both developing and developed countries. You will combine theory, leading edge research and practical experience in order to find workable solutions to current and future environmental problems.

100% of Environmental Management* students say that they are satisfied overall with their course (National Student Survey, 2016). 

Iema _accredAccreditation

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
  • Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) for the purpose of eligibility to apply for associate membership.

 

Learn from the best

You will learn from research active staff who will inspire you in their subject, and who truly believe in working to provide solutions to the environmental problems that are affecting our planet. You will be learning from those at the forefront of the subject.

The teaching team includes staff with previous experience working in industry, consultancy and for high profile organisations in both teaching and research positions. Staff specialisms cover all areas of environmental science including pollution monitoring and control, environmental management and law, ecology and conservation, climate adaptation and  renewable energy technologies, disaster management and resilience building.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be able to apply the theory you have learnt in lectures and tutorials in hands-on laboratory practicals, cementing your practical and professional skills. Taking your learning outside the classroom you will get your hands dirty on local and residential field trips including on a trip to Tenerife and you will get the opportunity to see environmental science in action on a range of site visits.

Our department has an excellent reputation for student support and teaching innovation. This starts from the very first week where we support your transition to university with a project and skills development week and includes a two day residential fieldtrip.

Learning Environment

You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities where you can take part in practical experiments in our research laboratories with access to industry standard field and laboratory equipment. Our extensive field equipment includes a range of portable monitoring and analytical instrumentation (e.g. for soil, water and air pollution monitoring) whilst specialist IT software, including GIS and ecological statistical packages, allow you to analyse and model your findings. Our estates also include social spaces for our student community.

You will examine current natural world and urban case studies in order to apply what you have learnt to real world examples and you can further enhance  your employability with the opportunity for a semester-based or year long placement or period of study abroad.

Working as a team with your peers, you will liaise with external partners to solve a current sustainability or environmental problem. You can also tailor your final year dissertation to examine a research area that affects an external organisation.

caption: University Library 

Research-rich Learning

The Environmental Science degree at Northumbria will fully develop your research skills, by immersing you in a research-rich environment. From the very first week you will be actively researching, building your confidence and expertise. You will be able to develop your specialist interests, what motivates you, culminating in a final year dissertation which will cement your ability to devise, explore, analyse and present your findings on a topic entirely of your own choice.

You will benefit from studying in a top-30 Geography Research Department based on research power with 55% of our research ranked as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014). We carry out specialist research in cold and paleo environments, social and cultural geography, communities and resilience, environmental analysis and ecology, with projects and engagement taking place in more than 30 countries, from the poles  to the tropics. This breadth of innovative research should provide you with plenty of inspiration for your final year dissertation, where you will be matched with a supervisor engaged in research in a relevant area.


caption: University Research  caption: Department Research

Give your career an edge

Employability is key to the Environmental Science programme. You will have the opportunity to develop your subject specific and graduate transferable skills and enhance your employability via, work placement, volunteering and study abroad opportunities, live projects and real world based assessments.  Previous placement providers have included the National Trust, RSPB and the Environment Agency, environmental consultancies, local businesses and local councils.

Guest lectures from local practitioners and the opportunity to attend local professional body events will enable you to develop your networking skills and build contacts.

This course is accredited by the UK’s two lead organisations for professionals working in the environment,  the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

caption: Plan your career

Your Future

With environmental issues a key topic across the world, there is a demand for those with the environmental science knowledge and experience this course provides, making this Environmental Science BSc an ideal springboard to a career in this arena.

Not only will you graduate from this accredited degree with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, but with solid research skills, and transferable skills such as independent learning, team working and current experience.

You will be able to hit the ground running in careers such as  environmental management, waste management, pollution control, urban regeneration, , conservation, overseas development or environmental education.

  caption: Peter Middlebrook | Geopolicity Inc caption: Edward Oughton | University of Cambridge

Course info

UCAS Code F751 BSc/EvSci

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Geography and Environmental Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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