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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14500 per year

All study options

About Environmental Science at Bournemouth University

This BSc degree, accredited by The Institution of Environmental Sciences, integrates the natural sciences and examines how a wide range of factors can affect the environment.

You’ll discover that practical experience forms a major part of this course, gained through fieldwork, lab work, computing, data analysis, report writing, and work placements. If you decide to complete a three-year degree, you’ll get the opportunity to do two five-week periods in industry, whereas those joining the four year course can experience at least 30-weeks in a real world working environment, with a range of local, national and international companies and institutions.

The 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 humanity can tackle the issues arise from this. In addition to covering specialist theory, the degree’s highly practical element seeks to equip you with a host of transferable skills essential for finding employment after you graduate, or alternatively, for progressing on to Masters courses and completing further research.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork and site visits form an essential part of all our courses. We make use of our unrivalled local environment, which includes the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast, East Devon World Heritage Coast, the Dorset area of outstanding natural beauty and the New Forest.

There are also opportunities for you to learn through fieldwork by joining staff-led research projects overseas. Projects in 2017 included a team of students working in the conservation of Madagascar’s wealth of wildlife and plantlife.

All fieldwork that is part of a credit-rated unit, with the exception of research projects, is included in your course fees. Overseas fieldwork is not included in your fees, but you can apply for travel bursaries each year to support you to gain such valuable experience. Fieldwork provides an opportunity for you to consolidate your learning through practical application.

92% of our final year students say that our staff are good at explaining things, so come along and meet us at an Open Day or join us on live chat to find out for yourself what makes this course such a success!

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

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Entry requirements

We use the UCAS Tariff to show our entry requirements and will accept a combination of grades from your qualifications. You can use the UCAS calculator to see how your qualifications equate to tariff points.

The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC 112 tariff points (Grade DMM).

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent.

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