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Environmental Science (Q52)

Open University

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

3.0years

Distance learning | 2021

Subject

Environmental sciences

This degree explores the multiple disciplines needed to understand, manage and protect the world we live in. Learn to assess environmental problems, propose solutions, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the natural environment. You’ll study topics, including conservation, ecology, ecosystems, environmental management and renewable energy. Develop your scientific and technical knowledge and skills, and learn how to apply them to environmental challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and sustainability. As a valued environmental science graduate, you’ll be able to pursue a career in a diverse range of fields.

**Key features of the course**
- Develop your scientific, interpretive and creative thinking skills.

- Investigate the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it.

- Explore the problems we face with sustainable living.

- Acquire fieldwork skills, normally at two residential schools.

- Have the option to follow an environmental management route.

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

You’ll start Stage 1 with two 60-credit introductory modules – one with a focus on environment and one with a focus on science.

Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study a compulsory 60-credit environmental science module and follow this with 60-credits of study selected from a list of options.

And finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study a 30-credit module with a focus on ecosystems followed by a further 60 credits chosen from a list of options. You’ll conclude your degree with a 30-credit project module.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£19,008
for the whole course
England
£19,008
for the whole course
EU
£19,008
for the whole course
International
£19,008
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£6,336
for the whole course
Republic of Ireland
£19,008
for the whole course
Scotland
£6,336
for the whole course
Wales
£7,704
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Distance Learning

Department:

The Open University

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