Environmental Science

Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Geography, Geology and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Environmental Science was voted 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016

Environmental Science was voted 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016

Course Overview

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.

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.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF) Dual Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:

Module Catalogue

Skills and Careers

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.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Environmental Science with Foundation Year: F913 View Unistats for this course
Environmental Science with Work Placement Year (Major) : 8T15 View Unistats for this course

can be combined with:

Full Unistats data is available at unistats.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)

Study abroad

On the Environmental Science Programme, you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the University’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination. 

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). Students enrolled on IES accredited programmes may apply for Student Membership of the institution which provides a range of benefits www.ies-uk.org.uk.  

Awards and Rankings

We were one of the first HE institutions to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.

In 2016 we were shortlisted for 4 Green Gown Awards: Sustainability Champion staff, Sustainability Champion student, Carbon Reduction, Learning and Teaching. We won the Sustainability Champion Staff (Dave Emley) and were commended for our Learning and Teaching and Carbon Reduction.

Jan 2017: Keele has been ranked 7th in the world overall in the GreenMetric rankings and No. 1 in the world for the campus setting and infrastructure indicator.

In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, 97% of Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences publications from Keele were considered to be ‘recognized internationally’, ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’.

BSc Environment and Sustainability

BSc Environment and Sustainability

"Studying Environment and Sustainability at Keele was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.... Keele has the ambition and the forward thinking to facilitate students who want to push boundaries."

Graduate 2012

BSc Applied Environmental Science

BSc Applied Environmental Science

"The skills I gained during my studies at Keele have been fundamental in getting my current job."

Graduate 2013

BSc Applied Environmental Science

BSc Applied Environmental Science

"My interest in environmental science and my enjoyment of the Applied Environmental Science (AES) course at Keele has led me onto further study."

Graduate 2013

BSc Environment and Sustainability

BSc Environment and Sustainability

"The extra-curricular sustainability opportunities are incredible and have given me insight, skills and experience I wouldn’t otherwise had."

Graduate 2012

BSc Environment and Sustainability

BSc Environment and Sustainability

"The course has inspired me to learn more than I thought I would at University and as a result I exceeded my own expectations.... the extra-curricular opportunities and responsibilities as well were incredible."

Graduate 2013