Environmental Science 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

Develop the scientific understanding and practical skills needed to tackle many of the world’s major environmental (and societal) problems such as climate change, food security, water resources, pollution and conservation.

Single Honours
Combined Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: F901

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Course Overview

Our Environmental Science course at Keele draws on the expertise of scientists within the disciplines of life sciences, chemical sciences and geosciences to emphasise the role and importance of scientific understanding and practical skills in the analysis and management of environmental problems. Alongside studying topical global environmental issues, you will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of practical, laboratory and field-based skills to take into future employment. You’ll also have the opportunity to do fieldwork overseas, gain valuable work experience or study abroad at one of our partner institutions.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), meaning students can gain free membership of the IES to support their personal and professional development in the environmental sector.

What will this mean for my future?

All organisations, from private business to local government, increasingly need to engage with environmental issues; hence this is one of the fastest growing areas of employment opportunities.

Through completion of a reflective portfolio, you will also have the opportunity to gain accreditation from the Institute of Leadership and Management alongside your Keele degree.

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Environmental Science Skills
  • Introductory Geology for the Environmental Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Introductory Environmental Chemistry
  • Greening Business: Employability and Sustainability

Second Year

  • Human Impacts on the Environment: Scientific Perspectives
  • Integrated Environmental Field Studies
  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Environmental Analytical Methods
  • Geoscience and Society
  • Living Together – Behaviours, Cooperation and Conflict
  • Work Placement Module

Third Year

  • Applied Environmental Science Research Project
  • Contemporary Topics in Environmental Science