THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON

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BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

This interdisciplinary degress provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of environmental science and to recognise its relevance to society at national and global levels.

Environmental degradation is an issue that affects people worldwide and in this course you will learn about the wide-ranging influences affecting the environment and the specific ways in which we can address such issues. You will learn how environmental science can be used to help understand both natural and human-caused environmental change and the role that individuals, organisations, and governments play in addressing such issues.

The course covers a broad range of issues and environmental processes in which space and location are key components. Issues of interest include pollution, declines in biodiversity, and the management of resources for sustainability.

You will undertake a wide variety of activities and encounter new challenges that help support your theoretical learning. The need for accuracy, critical evaluation, and the ability to research solutions and apply them in new ways, as well as being able to communicate findings to a variety of audiences, are vital skills for environmental scientists. You will examine research design and methodology in relation to field and laboratory work including data collection and quantitative analysis techniques. Statistical tools will be used and developed throughout the course to ensure that you are confident and are able to apply appropriate procedures for different sets of data. You will learn how environmental law underpins much of the work of environmental scientists as well as the application of legislation to ensure the improvement of sustainable development without having a detrimental effect on ‘quality of life’.

Programme description

This interdisciplinary degress provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of environmental science and to recognise its relevance to society at national and global levels.

Environmental degradation is an issue that affects people worldwide and in this course you will learn about the wide-ranging influences affecting the environment and the specific ways in which we can address such issues. You will learn how environmental science can be used to help understand both natural and human-caused environmental change and the role that individuals, organisations, and governments play in addressing such issues.

The course covers a broad range of issues and environmental processes in which space and location are key components. Issues of interest include pollution, declines in biodiversity, and the management of resources for sustainability.

You will undertake a wide variety of activities and encounter new challenges that help support your theoretical learning. The need for accuracy, critical evaluation, and the ability to research solutions and apply them in new ways, as well as being able to communicate findings to a variety of audiences, are vital skills for environmental scientists. You will examine research design and methodology in relation to field and laboratory work including data collection and quantitative analysis techniques. Statistical tools will be used and developed throughout the course to ensure that you are confident and are able to apply appropriate procedures for different sets of data. You will learn how environmental law underpins much of the work of environmental scientists as well as the application of legislation to ensure the improvement of sustainable development without having a detrimental effect on ‘quality of life’.

Key Modules

Career Opportunities

This diverse programme develops the skills necessary to secure employment in both the public and private sectors. Recent graduates have gained employment with a range of organisations including the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Wildlife Trust. If you want to continue along the academic route, you can go onto postgraduate study.

Work Experience

The final year optional Career Planning and Placement module allows you to undertake placements between the second and third years. Previous placements have been undertaken with a variety of employers including the Wildlife Trusts, local authorities, and with environmental consultants. The placement is for a minimum of ten days and may involve a cost (not a charge) if done in a voluntary capacity.

Module & Subject
  • Air and Water – Principles (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV1001
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    • Core module Y
  • Introduction to Ecology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV1002
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    • Core module Y
  • The Physical Environment (20 Credits)

    • Module code: GEO1107
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    • Core module Y
  • Environmental Science Practical (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV1016
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Biodiversity: An Introduction (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV1012
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    • Core module Y
  • Principles of Wastes Management (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV1111
    •  
    • Core module Y

stage2

  • Environmental Law (20 Credits)

    • Module code: LAW2006
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    • Core module Y

    Underpins a wide variety of environmental disciplines by raising your awareness and knowledge of the way in which enviro… More

  • Research Methods (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV2036
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Air and Water – Processes (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV2014
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Habitat Ecology and Management (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV2018
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Biogeography (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV2103
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    • Core module N
  • Fieldwork Module (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV2124
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    • Core module N
  • Weather and Climate (20 Credits)

    • Module code: GEO2111
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    • Core module N
  • Resource Recovery Techniques (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV2130
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    • Core module N
  • Land Contamination and Disposal (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV2129
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    • Core module N
  • Principles of a Circular Economy (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV2127
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    • Core module N
  • Past Environments (20 Credits)

    • Module code: GEO2034
    •  
    • Core module N

stage3

  • Biodiversity and Conservation (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV3021
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    • Core module N

    Deals with the theoretical aspects of measuring biodiversity and understanding patterns of distribution. You will also c… More

  • Research Project and Dissertation (40 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV4101
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    • Core module Y
  • Wastes Minimisation and Recycling (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV3018
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    • Core module N
  • Sustainable Development: Land Use and Planning (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV3013
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Landscape and Restoration Ecology (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV3014
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    • Core module N
  • Climate and Society (20 Credits)

    • Module code: GEO3108
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Career Planning and Placement (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV3131
    •  
    • Core module Y
  • Wastes Prevention (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV3135
    •  
    • Core module N
  • Recycling Systems (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV3133
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    • Core module N
  • Sustainable Manufacture (20 Credits)

    • Module code: ENV3134
    •  
    • Core module N
Entry Requirements
  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 41-45 Months
Course Fee:  12000.00
Course Level:  UNDERGRADUATE
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK. Phone:+44 1604 735500
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER