United Kingdom

University of the West of England

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, Avon, BS16 1QY, United Kingdom

University of the West of England

Environmental Science (with Foundation Year)

The environment in which we live is changing rapidly. Solving and managing the problems and challenges caused by environmental change is becoming an increasingly important issue for modern society. How do we produce enough food to feed our expanding population without destroying fragile ecosystems? What new technologies can we use to improve water quality and provide clean sources of water to even the poorest communities? To solve these and many other environmental challenges, Environmental Science draws on skills and knowledge from a variety of scientific fields, including Biology (to appreciate life and the central role it plays in shaping our environment), Geography (to understand resource distribution and landscape processes), Earth Sciences (to look at the Earth as a system) and Chemistry (to recognise the building blocks of the environment and environmental pollution). Through combining a broad range of subjects, you will learn how to build a deep understanding of the environmental challenges facing the world today and find real world solutions to help society adapt to our changing planet. BSc (Hons) Environmental Science at UWE Bristol has a practical focus and you will have many opportunities to gain experience and put in what you have learnt throughout your degree into practice. Whether you are on one of our expeditions working in the threatened forests of Madagascar, diving on the coral reefs of Cuba, carrying out an investigation in one of our labs or using latest mapping software in our dedicated computer suite, you will learn by using the skills and cutting edge technology employed at the forefront of environmental science. You will also find out how to analyse and interpret complex data and pioneer environmentally sound, scientifically robust, practical solutions. The department is very welcoming and our students appreciate the fantastic collegiate atmosphere and strong relationship between themselves and staff. You will be based in Bristol, a modern and diverse city of growing environmental innovation and opportunity.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • 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
  • International Year 1 £12,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including foundation year
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • 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
  • International Year 1 £12,250