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Environmental Science degrees in 2024

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Bachelor of Environmental Science Bachelor Degree

Griffith University Australia

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Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Life Sciences Other UG Award, Undergraduate Foundation Programme

ONCAMPUS Southampton United Kingdom

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Horticulture & Business Management BSc

HAS green academy Netherlands

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Environmental Science MEnvSci

Edith Cowan University Online (ECU) Australia

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Environmental Science BSc

University of Sheffield United Kingdom

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Global Project and Change Management BBA

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Netherlands

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Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) United Kingdom

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Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

University of Leeds United Kingdom

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Environmental Science BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Canada

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Environmental Science Degrees

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Encompassing physical science and ecology, environmental sciences has roots in biology, chemistry and earth science, giving students an understanding of the world around us, as well its inhabitants. The rapidly growing population, and increase in stress on resources, it is becoming more important that we are aware of our effects on the environment we rely on so heavily.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence where you choose to work after you have graduated. Common specialisations include:

  • Marine Science
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Issues
  • Renewable Resources
  • Waste Management
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Management

If your degree requires you to write a dissertation or submit a research project in your final year, this will give you an opportunity to further explore a favoured area of environmental science.

Due to the holistic nature of an environmental science degree, graduates will have a wide variety of career opportunities available to them. You might choose to work as an environmental scientist, within industrial organisations, consultancy agencies, and local government. You might also choose to work in research and development.

As well as working directly within environmental science, you will have gained transferable skills that provide you with career paths not directly related to the field. Skill include project management, data collection and analysis, evaluation and management, and problem solving.

The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries can have different accreditation systems. Generally, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc), or an integrated Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSci).

Some environmental science degrees are accredited by professional bodies, such as the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

Typically, an undergraduate degree in environmental science will take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years, when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your degree, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or a PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

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