Environmental Science BSc (Hons)
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield


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Rank 52 nd / 72 for Geography and Environmental Science

UK fees £9000 per year Study mode Full Time
UCAS code F750 Duration 3 years
Qualification BSc (Hons) Start date SEP-15

What's this course about?

Environmental science is about understanding how the planet works in providing resources and absorbing our actions. Industries and governments want to reduce their impact on the environment. They need professionals familiar with: interactions between natural systems; development of sustainable management of natural resources, waste and energy; past, present, future human influences on the environment; a broad knowledge of environmental changes, natural hazards and disasters. Students will develop an understanding of natural environmental processes and environmental techniques and prepare for careers in the utilities and conservation industries. They study the environment and environmental systems from natural and social science perspectives, attending seminars, labs and field trips. They can also enhance their career prospects with a year’s placement with organisations such as British Energy and Natural England. To study environmental science on a course prepares them as a professional environmental manager, consultant or scientist. They become familiar with natural environmental processes as well as the latest environmental techniques. The interdisciplinary nature of this subject encourages an understanding of principles from the natural and the social sciences. They also develop professional skills in areas including report writing, presentations and information technology.

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Entry requirements

Typical UCAS points

280

Exams Grades / Points Detailed entry requirements
A Level not supplied Min. units required: 2. Min. units preferred: 3.
SQA Higher not supplied not supplied
SQA Advanced Higher not supplied not supplied
Tariff Points 280 Min. points from A level or equivalent: 160.

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81%

course work

1%

Practical work

18%

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Finance

£9000

UK FEES

£11880

INTERNATIONAL FEES

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8 scholarships available

On-Campus accommodation

£3,231-£4,356

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Where?

Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB
United Kingdom

Nearest station: 0.1 miles away

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Physical Geography and Environmental Science

Your qualification

Graduates with a 2:1 or above 71%
Enrolled students who continued after year one 96%

Graduate prospects

% of graduates in employment or further study 80%
Average salary for people studying Physical Geography and Environmental Science after 6 months £16,000
Average salary for people studying Physical Geography and Environmental Science after 40 months £19,000
Average salary for people studying Physical Geography and Environmental Science at Sheffield Hallam University after 6 months £15,000

Previous study

The stats below refer to the subject of study at university rather than to the specific course or mode of study. For example, "German and Scandinavian Studies" refers to all students who have studied either German or a Scandinavian subject, either singly or in any combination with any other subject. Where there is not enough data to be meaningful for a subject, the statistics are collated with similar subjects. In the case of Scandinavian Studies, this would be Modern European Languages, and if there wasn't enough data for Modern European Languages, then this would be collated across All Languages.
As students will study more than one A level, the percentages for previous subjects studied will add up to more than 100%.

A-levels taken by students who study this subject

1 Geography 97%
2 General Studies 47%
3 Biology 30%
4 Mathematics 18%
5 Physical Education 15%
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Data sourced from: kis, hesa, ucas

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Rank 77th

Student stats

*Data refers to students in their first year only.
  • 71 : 29Full time: Part time
  • 80 : 20UK: International
  • 74 : 26Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 56 : 44School Leavers : Mature students
  • 10,155Number of students

Graduate prospects

  • 85% % in job or further study

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