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Environmental Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Environmental Science (Hons) course at Kingston University will teach you to understand, monitor and evaluate the Earth's environmental systems, and predict, manage and respond to environmental challenges at global, regional and local scales.


Year 1 at the Environmental Science (Hons) course at Kingston University introduces key environmental science concepts and methods of scientific investigation. You will learn in a variety of environments including the classroom and laboratory and develop fundamental fieldwork skills. You will study environmental systems and the nature and consequences associated with environmental change. You will investigate how people interact with their environment and examine sustainability challenges. You will learn to make accurate observations of environmental phenomena in the field and the laboratory, and evaluate your findings.

Year 2 builds knowledge of environmental systems and develops your analytical science skills portfolio through the collection, analysis and interpretation of environmental data. You will develop your practical skills such as environmental project management, cartography and Geographic Information Science. You will also learn to design and manage an environmental research project in the UK and develop your fieldwork skills with a European field trip.

Year 3's modules build on your environmental knowledge and skills delivered in Year 2, enabling you to apply your knowledge to investigate contemporary environmental science challenges. Your final year independent research project will reflect your personal environmental interests and help you develop your employability skills. You can also choose to apply your knowledge and skills in and overseas setting - currently in South Africa.

Careers and progression

Kingston University has good links with industry, business and environmental organisations. Graduates work as environmental consultants, analysts or technicians with local authorities, in waste management, wildlife conservation, and in teaching and administrative roles. The skills learned on this course are transferable to many careers. Many graduates also progress to postgraduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      4 years with a foundation or placement year
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Physical Geography and Environmental Hazards
  • Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis
  • Understanding the Environment
  • Research and Fieldwork Methods
  • Cartography, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
  • Land, Water and the Environment
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Design and Management of Environmental Projects

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score:


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        Academic Requirements

        • A-levels or equivalent: Must have Science, Mathematics, Geography or Psychology minimum grade C. General Studies not normally accepted.
        • More than 96 points are required where A2 subject combinations are less relevant.
        • Key Skills: points not accepted in tariff.
        • GCSE: Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades (A*–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading) including Mathematics and English Language.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          14200 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 14200 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.
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        Living costs for London

        • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
          Living Costs

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