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Environmental Science with Foundation Year option, BSc (Hons)

Bournemouth University (BU), the United Kingdom

Bournemouth University (BU)

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BSc (Hons)Full-time3 - 5 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250 per yearGBP 18800 per year

About Environmental Science with Foundation Year option, BSc (Hons) - at Bournemouth University (BU)

Why study BSc (Hons) Environmental Science at BU?

  • Gain practical experience gained through fieldwork, lab work, computing, data analysis, report writing, and work placements 
  • Fieldwork is carried out in a variety of stimulating environments, including the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast, East Devon World Heritage Coast, and the New Forest  
  • Opportunities for you to learn through fieldwork by joining staff-led research projects overseas 
  • Our students work in partnership with our staff to co-create featured projects, collaborating with professional practitioners 
  • Gain valuable work experience on an optional placement in a real-world working environment, with a range of local, national and international companies and institutions. 
  • You’ll be career-ready with 90% graduates from our environmental sciences courses in employment after 15 months.

This degree has been developed to give you a solid overview in the discipline of environmental science, as well as looking at how humans shape the world around us and how humanity can tackle the issues arising from this.

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for environmental science, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. 

Course accreditation

Accreditation by the Institute of Environmental Sciences provides an indicator of quality and indicates that an education institute is planning the career paths of its students. You’ll also be able to apply for free student membership of the institution. 

Notes about fees for this course

September 2024 entry: 

  • £9,250 per year (UK, ROI & CI)
  • £18,800 per year (Int'l) 
  • Foundation Year: £9,250 (UK, ROI & CI) £18,800 (Int'l)
  • Placement year: £1,850

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Entry requirements

For September 2024 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry onto Year 1 for September 2024 entry:

  • China: Chinese Senior High School Graduation Certificate (Huikao) average 80%, or Gaokao 61-71%. Grade depends on the course

  • France: Baccalaureate with 11.5–12.5 overall or 10.5-11.5 (international option)
  • Hong Kong: HKDSE Diploma (4,4,3 to 4,4,4 from three subjects). Grade depends on the course
  • India: All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Standard XII) 60-70%
  • Spain: Titulo de Bachillerato with 6 - 7. Grade depends on the course
  • Turkey: Devlet Lise Diplomasi/Lise Bitirme Diplomasi 3.5/5.0 or 70%

We offer a number of preparatory programmes through Bournemouth University International College. These courses offer you progression from High School in your home country to a Bachelor’s degree at BU.

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent.

Foundation Year entry requirements for September 2024 entry: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.   

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