Environmental Science with Work Placement Year - BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)

Explore the science behind the world's environmental challenges and the systems that need to change to secure a sustainable future. You will graduate with strategies to advance sustainability and invaluable insight into the real world application of environmental science.

Year of entry

Course type

  • Single Honours

UCAS code

  • 2D13

Duration of study

  • 4 years/ 5 years with International Year

Why study Environmental Science with Work Placement Year at Keele University?

Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Top 20 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
Engage with professionals working in the environment and sustainability sector on our work placement year
Personalise your degree with a variety of optional modules to graduate with a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
Expand your horizons by spending a year studying abroad
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Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Our Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) accreditation means you will graduate with the right knowledge, skills and tools to deliver value in a global economy. 

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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

Entry requirements

The following section details our typical entry requirements for this course for a range of UK and international qualifications. If you don’t see your qualifications listed, please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year.

Additional information

A Level requirements

  • BBC

GCSE requirement

  • English Language/Literature at C (or 4) OR equivalent qualification, please contact Admissions for advice


  • DMM

International Baccalaureate

  • 29 points 

Access to HE Diploma requirements

  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 112 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction. 

English Language Requirements

All of our courses require an English language qualification or test. For most students, this requirement can be met with a 4 or C in GCSE English. Please see our English Language guidance pages for further details, including English language test information for international students. For those students who require an English language test, this course requires a test from .

Alternative and contextual offers

We're committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all our applicants with the potential and motivation to succeed, regardless of background. That's why we operate a range of alternative offer schemes with clear eligibility criteria, including contextual offers, offers for those studying within the Keele region, and recognising a range of additional qualifications in your offer.

General information

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the typical offer which would be made to candidates, along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate's application.

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Sector-leading and environmental education

At Keele we're leading the sector in sustainability, not just in our ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2030 but also through our teaching and our ground-breaking research into climate change and renewable technologies.

We are proud to be named Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2021), which demonstrates our commitment to embedding sustainability into all that we do.

Find out more about Keele’s commitment to sustainability.

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The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment interactive guided tour

Use the interactive tour to explore Keele's state of the art science facilities and our beautiful living-laboratory campus that we use to enrich your learning experience.

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Central Science Laboratories

Develop your practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories

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Discover the Keele difference

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

We help students manage their money and ensure that they receive any funding for which they may be eligible.

Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.