Environmental Science (F754 BSc/ES4): 4 Year Course with year 1 taught on Hull campus

"When we try to pick out anything by itself we find it is hitched to everything else in the universe."
- John Muir , Naturalist

"The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it."
- Barry Commoner

Environmental Scientists play a key role in identifying and resolving global, regional and local environmental problems. Our Environment today appears to be more fraught with problems than at any other time in our history. Many of these problems are believed to be directly or indirectly related to the actions of humans. Fortunately, due to environmental science and related disciplines, we are now more aware of our impact on the planet and the reasons for that impact.

Field workEnvironmental problems such as global warming, climate change, deforestation, species loss, extinction, acid rain, ozone depletion, sea level rise and air pollution are all scrutinised by environmental scientists working in a diverse range of fields and for a range of governmental , non governmental and private organisations. Environmental Scientists work along side other environmental mangers, policy makers and scientists (chemists, biologists, physicists, climatologists, oceanographers etc.) to identify, understand and resolve environmental problems. Environmental Scientists bring a holistic overview to scientific problem solving.

At the centre we produce environmental scientists who have a broad scientific base and specialist knowledge. Over the three years of our degree programme students attain high quality scientific research skills alongside policy, management and planning skills. Our graduates are equipped for a diverse range of professional environmental careers.

At Scarborough, field study is paramount in our approach to environmental science teaching. Undergraduate students are given the opportunity to carry out field based research at all levels within their degree and have the opportunity to work within the UK and abroad . Our enthusiastic staff provide up to date, contemporary knowledge on subjects as diverse as climate change, sea level rise, biodiversity trends, marine law, environmental policy and environmental impact analysis.

Page last updated by Stacey Knaggs on 9/29/2014

Contact Details

The University of Hull
Scarborough Campus
Filey Road
North Yorkshire
YO11 3AZ

Telephone: 01723 357291

Fax: 01723 370815

Email: cems@hull.ac.uk

Course Details

Title: Environmental Science
Years: 4
UCAS: F900