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Environmental Geoscience (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #96 (QS) ,
Graduates of the Environmental Geoscience (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham work to understand the Earth's processes and provide essential information for solving some of the 21st century's most pressing societal challenges, including managing resources, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and welfare of the public.


Focusing on environmental and geological issues of societal concern, this Environmental Geoscience (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham is unique in that it is provided in conjunction with the world-leading British Geological Survey (BGS). It is designed to help grow the next generation of environmental geoscience experts.

You will gain practical experience and work with specialists who are currently conducting vital research on climate change, Earth hazards and energy. You will go into the field with geoscientists from the BGS and the University.

Benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities, including specialist laboratories dedicated to the physical and chemical analysis of sediments and water, you'll also have opportunities to travel to inspirational destinations in the UK and overseas.


You will have the opportunity to explore post-graduation routes to professional qualifications - such as becoming a Chartered Geologist - and, beyond that, working towards being a Specialist in Land Condition or being on the Register of Ground Engineering Professionals.

Geographers look at issues from a wide perspective, which means our graduates are very popular with a diverse range of employers who appreciate the range of personal and transferable skills they offer.

Employability is at the heart of our teaching, and we ensure that all of our degrees will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. Our first-year Careers Skills for Geographers module includes guest lectures from organisations such as the Royal Geographical Society, and a programme of career networking events.

Placements and internship programme provides local, national and international placements for undergraduates. All placements benefit from additional support from the University Careers and Employability Service, who offer careers guidance, applications support and pre and post-placement workshops.

Recent graduates from the School of Geography have gone on to work for organisations such as the British Geological Survey, Capita, Historic England, Network Rail, Swiss Re, Teach First, and Tesla Motors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth and Environmental Dynamics
  • Geographical Field Course
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Mathematics for Environmental Geosciences
  • On Earth and Life
  • Physical Landscapes of Britain
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Research Tutorial
  • Sedimentology and Palaeontology
  • Techniques in Physical Geography

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A levels: ABB including two science subjects (biology, chemistry, environmental science, environmental studies, geography, geology, maths, physics or closely related subjects), excluding general studies and critical thinking; a pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately
  • GCSEs: GCSE maths, 4 (C) or above
  • IB score 32; 5 in two science subjects at Higher Level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21000 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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
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