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Environmental Science and Sustainability (Wiltshire College and University Centre, Lackham Campus)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Candidates will normally be expected to present passes at Grade C or above in at least three other subjects (Double or Triple Science) at GCSE level or equivalent; passes at Grade C and above in English and Mathematics will be normally expected.

UCAS Tariff

48

48 UCAS Tariff Points (normally to include Biology), e.g. 2Es or 1C at A Level or an AVCE Double Award at EE or BTEC / City and Guilds National Technical Diploma.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Environmental sciences

Delivered at Wiltshire College and University Centre's Lackham campus, this course is for anyone wishing to specialise in ecology, biodiversity or conservation.
Although you can graduate after 2 years with the FdSc in Environmental Science and Sustainability, an additional third year on a top-up course to achieve a full BSc degree could be more attractive to employers in the field.

Year one lays the foundation for later study. The number of students at any one year will be relatively small so all students will have maximum support for each module from a personal tutor.

You will learn how to research current topics, and although there is no work experience as part of the course, there is a Work Related Project in year 2 which may require you to liaise with a local company or organisation and apply your knowledge to a live, relevant topic or issue.
Overall, the course will get you workplace ready, with the theoretical and practical knowledge which would benefit any employer in the fields of ecology, biodiversity and conservation.

Modules

Year 1: Environmental Geography: Introduction to Ecological Science, Essential Biology for Environmental Science, Mathematics for Science, Academic Writing Skills, Practical Laboratory Skills. Year 2: Professional Development Portfolio, Human Impact on the Environment, Work Related Project, Biodiversity and Conservation, Sustainability Energy and the Environment, Sustainability and Management in Practice.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£8,200
per year
England
£8,200
per year
EU
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,200
per year
Republic of Ireland
£8,200
per year
Scotland
£8,200
per year
Wales
£8,200
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wiltshire College - Lackham

Department:

Department of Life and Environmental Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

67%
low
Environmental sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Environmental sciences

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
53%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
47%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Geography, earth and environmental studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
high
Employed or in further education
47%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Geography, earth and environmental studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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