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Environmental Science

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

For those who do not have a strong enough academic background for direct entry to the full BSc course, a foundation year provides a foundation knowledge and skills, while developing a reflective and adaptive approach to study.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

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Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

We live in a rapidly changing world where the need for scientists who understand the forces shaping our planet have never been greater. In the next 20 years, the world’s population is predicted to rise to nine billion. Climate change is already affecting millions of people’s lives.

This programme will help you develop a deep understanding of the integrated and complex nature of environmental systems and our impact on the planet. It will give you a broad range of practical, field and analytical skills to solve environmental problems. Throughout your degree, there will be opportunities for residential field courses in the UK and abroad, as well as day-to-day fieldwork. 

*What does final validation pending mean?

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any new courses or changes to courses go through a validation or re-validation process. ‘Final validation pending’ means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn’t received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.


BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

The practical and multidisciplinary skills you learn are much sought after in governmental and non-governmental organisations. The field and laboratory skills are ideal preparation for a scientific officer career with organisations such as the Environment Agency or in local councils.  A large number of Hull Environmental Science graduates have pursued careers in environmental consultancy where the core skills in environmental monitoring and environmental impact assessment are particularly relevant.

Students who are more conservation and education focused might pursue a career with a wildlife trust or conservation organisation. Some of our research-focused students continue their studies by taking a taught Masters degree or by progressing onto research degrees. There are opportunities for further study within the University of Hull.