BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Environmental Sciences

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

The Environmental Sciences BSc has been designed to be flexible and to focus on cross-disciplinary skills that the environmental scientists of the future will need. We have a vast and well-respected research background to draw upon to ensure you receive a world-class education. The Environmental Sciences team at Brunel are previous winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize and we were ranked in the top 5 in the UK for research impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 

Programme description

The Environmental Sciences BSc has been designed to be flexible and to focus on cross-disciplinary skills that the environmental scientists of the future will need. We have a vast and well-respected research background to draw upon to ensure you receive a world-class education. The Environmental Sciences team at Brunel are previous winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize and we were ranked in the top 5 in the UK for research impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 

Key Modules

On completing the programme, our graduates will be able to take up many different environment focussed roles, such as environmental practitioners, environmental analysts and environmental managers. This need within the public, private and charitable sectors is increasing. The specialist “streams” also open up different avenues for our students to go down (e.g. toxicologist, public health analyst, environmental engineering firms).

Postgraduate research or study is another major option: there is a vibrant research environment within Environmental Sciences at Brunel and we are a member of the Natural Environment Research Council’s London Doctoral Training Partnership.

Module & Subject

Level 1 - Dynamics of Natural Environments
You will learn about the interdisciplinary principles and processes that govern the environment. This will include the physical, chemical and biological knowledge required to develop a holistic Earth system perspective and will cover theoretical, practical and field-based approaches.

Level 1 - Compulsory
Biological Processes
Earth System Science
Environmental Chemistry
The Biosphere and Ecology
Natural History and the Environment
Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork I
Natural Environments Case Studies
Leadership for Sustainability I

Level 2 - Environmental Change and the Anthropocene
Students will then examine how Earth systems have changed over time, with a particular focus on human influences. The “grand challenges” of environmental science will be introduced here, which include climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, land-use change and sustainability. In turn, the effect of these changes on environmental and human health will be investigated.

Level 2- Compulsory
Ecosystem Stressors
Climate Change
Environmental Pollution
The Sustainability Challenge
Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork II
Anthropocene Case Studies
Leadership for Sustainability II

Level 2 options (choose one)
Environmental Health
Biochemistry: Structure and Function
Introduction to Programming
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
Construction and Sustainability
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying

Level 3 - Environmental Solutions
The final stage of this programme will be to analyse and evaluate potential solutions to environmental problems. This will often involve the synthesis of ideas from different fields, such as sustainable development, systems thinking, technology, resource management, psychology, monitoring, modelling, policy/law or public health. Indeed, students select a number of optional topics to focus their studies on particular streams that have clear routes to employability.

Level 3 - Compulsory
Sustainable Development
Environmental Governance
Planetary Health Case Studies
Individual Project (Dissertation)
Leadership for Sustainability III

Level 3 options (choose two)
Pollution Solutions
Clean Technology
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Ecology and Conservation
Public Health
Epidemiology
Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
Algorithms and their Applications
Software Development and Management
Civil Engineering Hydraulics
Water Engineering
Sustainable Construction
Sustainable Infrastructure Development
Geotechnical Engineering

Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER