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Environmental Social Sciences with a Year in Professional Practice (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Canterbury, United Kingdom
The Environmental Social Sciences with a Year in Professional Practice (Hons) programme at the University of Kent emphasises understanding of the cause and consequences of environmental change by looking at consumer and economic behaviour, land management, technological innovation, political influence and the management and planning of critical and scarce resources.  
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Overview

You are encouraged to engage with a variety of environmental understandings from a range of subjects, including: anthropology, politics, economics, philosophy, law, history, literature and the creative arts. You can also develop practical skills (for example, biodiversity monitoring) and can choose to do an independent research project on a subject largely of your choice.

This Environmental Social Sciences with a Year in Professional Practice (Hons) programme at the University of Kent will be of particular interest if you have studied geography, environmental studies or biology.

Careers

The conservation and environmental sector is an expanding area for employment opportunities.  

Potential employers include local, regional and national UK government departments, voluntary organisations and the private sector, as well as international conservation and environmental organisations. Many students also go on to pursue postgraduate studies.

Graduate destinations  

Our recent graduates have found work in:

  • ecological surveying
  • habitat management
  • species conservation
  • environmental education
  • conservation planning 
  • conservation policy
  • international consultancy
  • community-based conservation projects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Compulsory modules currently include Credits
  • Academic Skills
  • Contested Environments
  • Geographical Patterns and Processes
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Biodiversity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A level - BBB
  • GCSE - Mathematics grade C/4
  • Access to HE Diploma - The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma) - The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis.
  • International Baccalaureate - 34 overall or 16 at HL including Mathematics 4 at HL or SL.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16200 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Part-time fees:

  • Overseas: £8100

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 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

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB).

The scholarship is also extended to those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either mathematics or a modern foreign language.

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