Discover your environmental programme possibilities

Our Environment programmes were ranked 1st for Student Satisfaction in 2016 (National Student Survey) with 100% overall student satisfaction

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Contacts for enquiries

Environmental Science : Dr Ian Oliver

Environment & Sustainability : Dr Ian Oliver

BSc Environment & Sustainability
  • Transcending the boundaries between the natural and social sciences, this unique programme offers a truly transdisciplinary approach to undergraduate study
  • You will explore and master different perspectives from environmental science, ecology and geology to politics, business management and health
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BSc Environmental Science
  • Emphasising scientific understanding and practical skills in the analysis and management of environmental problems, staff bring real life experience of environmental regulation and consultancy around the world
  • Many students choose to combine their Environmental Science with another discipline under Keele’s progressive combined honours programme: the most popular options are to combine with Geography (delivered within the same School) or with Biology (hosted by the School of Life Sciences next door)
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All our courses give you:

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  • An interdisciplinary approach to the study of local-to-global scale environment and sustainability issues
  • Friendly, approachable and inspiring staff with leading reputations in their research fields and a commitment to high-quality teaching
  • The opportunity to gain recognition from the Institute of Leadership and Management (iLM) through engagement with the Keele University Skills Portfolio (KUSP)
  • Unique opportunities to engage with environmental professionals and be part of Keele’s exciting sustainability vision
  • A strong fieldwork emphasis, with opportunities to visit a variety of UK and overseas locations, allowing you to gain first-hand, real-world experience
Field courses

students in woodland For many students our field courses are the highlight of their degree programme. In previous years our students have undertaken residential field courses to:

  • North Wales, UK (ecology, hydrology, geology and geochemistry)
  • the Centre for Alternative Technology, in Mid-Wales (renewable technology and sustainable living)
  • Bordeaux, France (ecology, biological diversity, water and soil quality) 
  • the English Lake District (Land use and management issues, stakeholder engagement, eco-tourism, renewable energy and sustainable development)

Ensuring the employability of our graduates is a major focus of the Keele University Skills Portfolio (KUSP) and in a competitive job market, understanding how the professional work place functions, along with well-developed employability skills, are key to a graduate securing employment. Examples of work placements that our students have recently undertaken as an integral part of their degree programme include:

  • working with local councils and environmental consultancies
  • biodiversity and conservation work with local Park Rangers
  • investigating waste issues with Alstom
  • working with water companies such as Thames Water and Severn Trent Water
Where next?

For students interested in continuing with their studies in the area of Environmental Science and Sustainability, Keele offers three postgraduate programmes which are highly relevant to our graduates: