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Environmental Sciences


Do you have what it takes to tackle environmental challenges both on land and in our oceans?

The climate crisis is becoming an increasingly pressing issue which requires practical solutions to climate change, biodiversity loss, conservation and sustainability.

Once you successfully complete our Environmental Sciences course, you will learn to identify and develop solutions to real-world environmental problems. With this degree, you can choose specialist modules and boost your employability with professional accreditation.


  • Two semesters


  • September
  • January


  • £15,250

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Special Features

  • First year direct entry available for BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • Overseas fieldwork opportunities and optional placement year

Programme Details

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: September and January

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 – Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • SCI101SC – Numerical Techniques 1
  • SCI115 – Physics
  • BUS107 – Principles of ICT

Semester 2

  • SCI102 – Numerical Techniques 2
  • SCI120 – Biology: You will learn about key biological theories, such as Darwin’s theory of evolution, and cover topics including genetics, DNA, the immune system and photosynthesis.
  • SCI125 – Chemistry
  • SCI130 – Research and Referencing

Full Programme Specification (PDF)


  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Law
  • Oceanography
  • Wildlife Biologist

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