Our BSc in Environmental Earth Science at Aberystwyth University will provide you with a detailed insight into Geological and Environmental Earth Science topics. The department of Geography & Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind. Aberystwyth University offers you the unique opportunity to study geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. Set on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain and grassland, our department is uniquely placed to make the most of the stunning landscapes that surround it, providing you with a fabulous variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities. You will study the core skills in geology and apply these to a wide range of environmental problems. You will be taught field skills which can be applied to solving some of the big issues facing our society such as: pollution from human activities like mining and power production; or understanding volcanic eruptions; and how hazard maps are created. The degree will train you to solve problems and contribute to society. We run field courses in each of the three years of your degree. Our facilities are also recognised by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). On this course you will develop a deeper understanding of climate change which includes pollution, climate change, waste disposal to name a few; the environmental impacts of volcanic eruptions; insights into mass extinction events. Through our innovating research we will keep you up to date with the current trends in Geohazards. We provide students with training in engineering geology and hydrology. Employability is embedded across all of our courses. Our degrees provide a solid foundation for a vast array of careers across a range of sectors. In a rapidly shifting global economy, our graduates are adaptable and able to draw on a range of transferable skills, ensuring that they are always in demand. The skill sets include: + Enhanced mathematical and computational skills; + Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills; + Information technology skills; + Ability to work independently and as part of a team; + Time-management, organisational skills; + Communication skills both written and oral; + Self-motivation and self-reliance. Our graduates have, for example, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education.