Summary: This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you don’t have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme, you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences. Course details: The impact of human activities on the planet has reached unparalleled levels and, coupled with an increasing population, is of significant concern. The detrimental impact of human activity is far reaching and includes changes to climate, depletion of natural resources and loss of biodiversity. Humans will have to develop new technological and environmental approaches to conserve the planet's natural resources, and change economic, political and social policies significantly if we hope to mitigate these detrimental impacts before it is too late. As a graduate with an environmental science degree you can play a significant part in making the world a better place to live in. This degree provides you with the underpinning knowledge and skills to measure and assess the impact of human activities on the complex and interconnected environmental systems which support life on this planet - and to harness science to develop solutions for a sustainable future. After the course: Graduating with an environmental science degree can lead to a variety of careers, including that of an environmental consultant working on commercial or government contracts, addressing a variety of environmental issues. Your role and responsibilities could cover a wide range of disciplines including assessment of air land and water contamination, environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, waste management and the development of environmental policy, and environmental management systems. Graduate starting salaries can reach £24,500. The upper end of the salary range for senior consultant grade positions is £44,000, and for those at principal consultant grade, £55,000 (prospects.ac.uk, 2015).