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Environmental Science and Human Geography B.A., B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
This course will prepare you for a range of rewarding careers, including environmental consultancy, roles in local government (e.g. environmental services, town and country planning, climate change development officers), conservation management, geographical information systems (GIS) management, research or teaching.
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Overview

Key features of this course:
  • Apply analytical techniques to real-life environmental problems
  • Innovative approaches to learning and teaching that engage with real-world topics and issues, assessed through a diverse range of coursework types
  • Ability to tailor your degree to your own interests
  • Outstanding access to resources, including a GIS and Visualisation Suite, GPS units for field mapping, laboratories, and a wide range of specialist equipment
  • Numerous opportunities to apply the field techniques learnt as well as a residential field course to Provence, South of France
  • Excellent local and residential fieldwork opportunities throughout the programme, which have repeatedly been commended by external experts
  • Strong links with local employers provide opportunities for students to conduct exciting and innovative third-year research projects

Employability

Potential employers include: the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water, Natural England, the Wildlife Trusts, and in analytical laboratories e.g. Eurofins.

Many of our students also continue their education by studying further for an MSc or PhD. Opportunities to pursue research careers at universities or research institutes are also available.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Core modules:
  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences
  • Earth Systems, Processes and Landscapes
  • People and Place 
  • Unequal World 
  • Country and the City

Module options:

  • Environmental Change – Past and Present 
  • Introduction to Ecology   
  • Classification and Species Identification

Year 2

Core modules:
  • Research Practice and Professional Development 
  • Ecology - Individuals to Ecosystems or 
  • Theory and Practice of Environmental Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Geography

Module options:

  • Soils and the Environment
  • Ecology of Freshwater  
  • Human Geography Field Course 
  • Geographies of Development 
  • Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion 

Year 3

Core modules:
  • Independent Study in Environmental Sciences 
  • Residential Environmental Field Trip (to the South of France) 
  • Sustainable Solutions for Energy and Waste Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Module options:

  • Landscape Ecology Restoration Ecology 
  • Adaptations to Extreme Environments 
  • Countryside Conservation and Agricultural Change

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Students at Worcester are fully eligible for the UK Government's student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

Our growing scholarship programme offers eligible students the opportunity to earn scholarships and prizes for every year of their studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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