501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
57 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Environmental Science and Physics

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Environmental Science and Physics. Our Environmental Science course draws on expertise within the disciplines of life sciences, chemical sciences and geosciences as well as the expertise of our environmental staff and their experience of working in environmental regulation and environmental consultancy. The course emphasises the role and importance of scientific understanding and practical skills in the analysis and management of environmental problems, ensuring a course which is targeted at employment in the environmental sector. Alongside studying topical global environmental issues and solutions, you will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of practical, laboratory and field-based skills working with a range of environmental samples, as well as developing expertise in Geographic Information Systems and statistical analysis. You will also have the opportunity to complete fieldwork overseas, gain valuable work experience or study abroad at one of our partner institutions. Physics is a fundamental, curiosity-driven science, that has applications in many other areas of science and a vast range of industries from telecommunications through to medicine and power generation. Taking Physics as part of a Combined Honours degree, you will gain an understanding of the subject fundamentals, including quantum mechanics, relativity and electromagnetism, and apply this knowledge to solve problems, plan investigations, analyse results and to report and present your work. Your course will be informed by the research interests of staff: primarily astrophysics and condensed matter physics, all of whom contribute to the teaching programme. Regular laboratory sessions enable you to investigate unfamiliar phenomena and develop valuable transferable skills such as scientific writing, programming and presentation. We operate an open-door policy that gives excellent and flexible access to staff in seeking advice and feedback. The National Student Survey has commended the sense of community that our students feel. Studying Environmental Science puts you in an excellent position to pursue a career in many areas including environmental consultancy and regulation, water resource management, geospatial analysis, conservation, or to become a scientific writer, research scientist or teacher. This course also provides excellent training for further postgraduate study and research. If you take our work placement year you’ll graduate with a significant level of environmental work experience. Physics at Keele prepares you for many different careers. Employers value versatile, numerate graduates who can analyse, investigate and communicate. You could take up roles as a research scientist, medical physicist, geophysicist, software engineer, or teacher; take on roles that are not directly related to physics such as in management or public services; or you might branch out to become a science writer, chartered accountant or IT consultant. Many of our graduates go on to study for a master’s degree or perform research at a doctoral level. Your choice of second subject can only add to the possibilities above and opens up many other multidisciplinary opportunities.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-26
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250