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(Hons) Environmental Science (with option to study overseas), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Developed in consultation with employers in environmental agencies and business, this course has real-world relevance and will develop your skills and knowledge towards the measurement, modelling and assessment of environmental change, and its impacts.


The course combines aspects of physical and life sciences to develop your understanding of contemporary environmental issues. Field and laboratory work will develop your practical and analytical ability in undertaking complex scientific investigations. You will learn to process information from a range of sources and scientific disciplines which will enable you to make informed recommendations and take appropriate action.

In Year 2 you can opt to do a vocational experience unit and further option units include Ecology and Biodiversity, and Sustainable Future Environments. In Year 3 further option units include: Advanced Professional Skills, Applied Geographic Information, Conservation of Biodiversity, and Global Environmental Change and Ecosystems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Research Design and Fieldwork
  • Earth System Science
  • Environmental Pollution
  • You will choose one from the following:
  • Ecosystem Services and Evaluation
  • Sustainability of Organisations
  • Climate Change, Impacts and Responses
  • Earth Observation
  • GIS and the Workplace
  • Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
  • Professional Practice
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Plant & Soil Ecology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements



104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) including grade C in Geography, Maths or a Science subject.

BTEC Extended Certificate, BTEC National Diploma, BTEC National Extended Diploma accepted in combination with relevant A Level to at grade C to achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff points.


GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.


106-112 UCAS Tariff Points from a relevant (Science) Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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.
  • UK, EU and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • Non-EU international students: Part-time fee: £3750 per 30 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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