24 months
14500 GBP/year
8200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Science & Sustainability programme at Bournemouth University is for anyone wishing to specialise in ecology, biodiversity or conservation. Although you can graduate after 2 years with the FdSc in Environmental Science and Sustainability, an additional third year on a top-up course to achieve a full BSc degree could be more attractive to employers in the field.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Year one lays the foundation for later study.  The number of students at any one year will be relatively small so all students will have maximum support for each module from a personal tutor.

You will learn how to research current topics, and although there is no work experience as part of the course, there is a Work Related Project in year 2 which may require you to liaise with a local company or organisation and apply your knowledge to a live, relevant topic or issue.

Overall, the Environmental Science & Sustainability programme at Bournemouth University will get you workplace ready, with the theoretical and practical knowledge which would benefit any employer in the fields of ecology, biodiversity and conservation.

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in lectures and workshops, plan and deliver presentations to their peers, research areas of relevance to the degree programme, critically evaluate the validity and implications of information and work with a wide variety of Environmental Science hardware and software.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Geography
  • Essential Biology for Environmental Science
  • Mathematics for Science
  • Academic Writing Skills
  • Practical Laboratory Skills
  • Professional Development Portfolio
  • Human Impact on the Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for study on our undergraduate courses. Examples of the qualifications for entry onto Year 1:

  • Диплома за средно образование (Bulgarian Diploma of Completed Secondary Education) or Диплома за средно специално образование (Bulgarian Diploma of Completed Secondary Specialised Education). Minimum score of 4.5
  • Hong Kong HKDSE Diploma with required scores (4,3,3 to 4,5,5. Minimum 4 in English required)
  • Italian Esame di Stato[AB1] with minimum 60%+
  • Spanish Curso de Orientaciòn Universitaria (COU) prior to 2009 or if you hold a Titulo De Bachillerato awarded from 2009 onwards with a minimum of 6/10+
  • USA High School Diploma with minimum GPA 3.0 plus SAT Reasoning (1200) or ACT (24-26). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8200 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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