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.
Environmental 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
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
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