Our environment is fascinating – but it’s under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion.
In the Natural Sciences (Environmental Science) (Honours) programme from The Open University UK you will explore the consequences and implications of environmental change for sustainability from a scientific perspective, by learning about the processes, links and interactions operating in different environments.
Key features of the course
- Helps you explore the complex relationships between humans and the environment
- Develops your understanding of environmental issues, such as climate change, biodiversity, water resource use, waste management and renewable energy
- Develops your skills in thinking, analysis and problem solving applied to environmental issues and debates
- Gives you the opportunity to carry out practical environmental science projects including optional attendance at field schools
Skills for career development
By the time you achieve your qualification, you’ll be an adaptable graduate with a range of transferable skills that are highly valued in the labour market – such as analytical, numerical and communication skills, teamworking, problem solving and proficiency in using computers. You’ll also have a good understanding of where your strengths and interests lie, and be well prepared for your next step – whether it’s further study or employment.
Employers also look for evidence of experience of the workplace to support the skills gained through the degree. To succeed, graduates will need to be flexible and multi-skilled, with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
Science graduates are well placed to enter both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The logical, reasoned approach needed for science study is relevant to a wide range of financial, business and public sector employment, so science graduates – particularly those who have good communication and interpersonal skills – are in demand.
Employers include central and local government, the NHS, the water industry, food and drink companies, media and communications, the horticultural industry, multinational oil companies, the pharmaceutical industry, conservation bodies and universities – in roles such as:
- research and investigation
- product design and development
- analysis and diagnostics
- science information management
- science communication
- scientific sales
- exploration and extraction of natural resources
- health and healthcare related professions
- waste management, recycling and sustainability
- environmental management, protection and conservation
- teaching (science is a shortage subject at secondary school level, so there may be incentives to train as a physics, chemistry or maths teacher).
- Questions in science
- Science: concepts and practice
- Environmental science
- Environment: responding to change
- Evaluating contemporary science
- Science project course: environmental science practical project
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Natural Sciences Environmental Sciences View 14 other Bachelors in Environmental Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, to get the best from it you’ll need some knowledge of science concepts and mathematical skills, and the ability to read and write to a good standard of English.
International6336 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19008 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
National6336 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19008 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
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