Understand how we are changing our planet and how we can try to minimise those changes. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and graduates are eligible for Associate Membership. Usually graduates can become full members within a year of relevant work and then on to professional chartership. You are encouraged to undertake a placement year at the end of year 2 to gain valuable professional work experience. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE We have excellent laboratories and analytical equipment, allowing our students to gain experience of industry standard tests and techniques investigating water quality, soil structures and pollutants. A range of field trips allow our students to undertake a broad range of field testing and observational exercises. Additional optional trips include study tours to Belize and Portugal. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? The degree is for those with an enthusiasm for understanding how fundamental environmental cycles and processes drive our planet. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED Through our mixture of practical and classroom based work, you will gain important graduate skills in planning your work while poster and spoken presentations will help you develop your communication skills. Field and laboratory work will help you develop teamwork and leadership. You will also have to plan and organise your own final year independent project that may involve considerations of health and safety, ethics and resource management. AFTER THE COURSE Recent graduates have gone into local government, regulatory bodies, water companies, sustainability specialists, underwater exploration, green finance, environmental law, conservation and further study to Master's or PhD level.