BSc in Environmental Sciences

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

bsc-in-environmental-sciences

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,489

Course Accredited By

CHES

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Our global temperature has increased to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. What is the impact of this and what will happen if it continues to rise? Studying Environmental Sciences at Brunel will give you the foundation you need to pursue a career that makes a difference to our planet.
  • At Brunel you’ll develop your scientific skills in the classroom, laboratory and through field work. You’ll attend residential field trips in the UK and abroad. Our current trips take students to Dorset and Tenerife.
  • Your first year will bring together many different disciplines. You’ll use physical, chemical and biological knowledge to develop an understanding of the Earth’s environment.
  • Your course is based on the 15 “most wanted skills” identified from a national employer’s survey by the Natural Environment Research Council. This means that in addition to studying scientific topics, you’ll learn to use computer programs such as GIS, you’ll perform data analysis and be trained in areas such as public engagement, communication, leadership and teamwork.
  • You'll also have the option to carry out a placement as part of your degree, giving you the experience to create a stand-out CV. The Environmental Sciences BSc offers a unique compressed degree where you can carry out two placements within your three year degree during summer vacations, where you’ll earn a graduate level salary. You can also carry out a one year placement between years two and three, as part of a four year degree.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBC.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject with an A-level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M with two A-levels at grades BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Science, Engineering or Environmental with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language and Maths.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 79 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • In year one you’ll be bringing together different subjects to help you to understand the effect on the environment. You’ll be using theoretical, practical and field-based approaches.
  • In year two you’ll learn about humans’ impact on the environment over time. You’ll study climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, land-use change and sustainability and you’ll investigate the effect of these on human health.
  • In year three you’ll analyse and evaluate solutions to environmental problems. Your optional topics can enable you to focus on a theme of your choice and even a specific career route.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 3 years full-time with placement or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • ES1702 - Biological Processes
  • ES1705 - The Biosphere and Ecology
  • ES1703 - Earth System Science
  • ES1704 - Environmental Chemistry
  • ES1700 - Leadership for Sustainability I
  • ES1707 - Natural Environments Case Studies
  • ES1708 - Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork I

Year 2
Compulsory

  • ES2701 - Anthropocene Case Studies
  • ES2703 - Climate Change
  • ES2706 - Ecosystem Stressors
  • ES2705 - Environmental Pollution
  • ES2700 - Leadership for Sustainability II
  • ES2702 - Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork II
  • ES2704 - The Sustainability Challenge

Optional

  • ES2601 - Environmental Health
  • ES2607 - Introduction to Construction Materials and Sustainable Construction

Year 3
Compulsory

  • ES3702 - Environmental GovernanceES3703 - Planetary Health Case Studies
  • ES3701 - Sustainable Development
  • ES3600 - Individual Project

Optional

  • ES3617 - Ecological Public Health
  • ES3616 - Nature-based Climate Solutions
  • ES3601 - Pollution Solutions
  • ES3613 - Sustainable Construction
  • ES3614 - Sustainable Infrastructure Development
  • UK
  •  £9,250 full-time
  •  £1,385 placement year 
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy.
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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