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BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Foundation Entry) (Sandwich including foundation year)

University of Central Lancashire
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Course UCAS code: ZS15
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich Including Foundation Year , Duration: 5 Years
Course Summary:
This degree programme focusses on the principles and practical applications of Environmental Science with an emphasis on field and laboratory-based study. Current issues such as natural and human-induced climate change, sustainable resource use, pollution control and decreasing biodiversity are just some of the subject areas covered by the course. Students are encouraged to develop a practical problem-solving approach to environmental issues and gain the experience and transferable skills necessary for employment and/or postgraduate study. The focus on graduate employability is reflected in a compulsory placement module and the option of a sandwich year in industry. Residential fieldtrips are integral to the programme and include the opportunity for international travel (previous locations have included: Guyana, China, Poland and Kenya). The course also offers students a unique opportunity to study optional modules in Archaeology and Forensic Science. Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary subject and career options are incredibly varied. Examples of directly related career options include: Environmental consultant, Environmental manager, Recycling officer, Water quality scientist, Nature Reserve manager, Sustainability consultant and Environmental education officer. The degree may also act as a gateway to a career in related areas such as: Landscape Architecture, Toxicology and Town planning. **The course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).**
Year 1: Introduction to Environmental Management and Assessment, Measuring the Environment, Dynamic Earth and Ecology. In addition you will choose to study two of the following modules; Key Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology and Introduction to History. Year 2: Introduction to Environmental Management and Assessment, Measuring the Environment, Dynamic Earth and Ecology. In addition you will choose to study one of the following modules; Introduction to Osteology and Anthropology, Archaeology of Britain and Environment and Sustainability. Year 3: Environmental Pollution and Control, Placement/Project Module, Geographical Information Systems, Research Theory and Practice and either Biodiversity and Conservation or Environmental Change. In addition you will choose to study one following modules; Environmental Forensics, The Science and Management of Death or Themes in British Archaeology 1. Year 4: Research Project, Fieldwork, Environmental Impact Assessment and either Ecotoxicology or Carbon and Energy Management. In addition you will choose to study one of the following modules; Forensic Taphonomic Traces, Themes in British Archaeology 2, Nature, Science and Society, Applied Ecology or Applied River Management.
Assessment Methods:
To ensure that student attainment is not negatively biased by over-reliance on any one-assessment technique and to facilitate development of transferable skills, a range of assessment methods are used (dependent on module choice) including essays, practical reports/workbooks, group and individual presentations, poster presentations, data analysis and end of module examinations.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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Preston’s such a lovely student city – there’s something on each night and the prices are amazing, it’s really geared toward students. Warehouse and The Ship Inn saw the most of my nights out in town. It’s not really a bustling metropolis, but less distractions = more work done! And if you’re wanting a huge night, Liverpool’s about half an hour on the train and is amazing. My course is great, with fascinating, empathetic teachers who really support and encourage us, and the facilities are top notch. The Student Union is also incredibly supportive, and they always have time for us.

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Set for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £5,500
Course Enquiries:
Tel. +44 (0)1772 892400
Email. [email protected]

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