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Queen's University Belfast

Energy, Environment and Sustainability

UCAS Code: D444

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,D-C,C

A-level grades CC + GCSE Mathematics grade C OR A-level grades CD including Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics or Physics + GCSE Mathematics grade C

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4,H4-H3,H3,H4,H4


H3H3H4H4 + Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics OR H3H4H4H4 including at least one from Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics or Physics + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics. A minimum of 5 subjects will be required in the Irish Leaving Certificate at least 4 of which should be at Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

56-64

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Applied environmental sciences

With the increasing costs associated with fossil fuel, the focus of the energy sector is moving steadily to renewable energy applications. As well as gaining an understanding of the renewable energy sector, students will also be able to develop a sound understanding of current environmental and waste management systems, their future development and the legislation surrounding changes in environmental practice and resource management. Foundation Degrees (FD) are distinctive in that they integrate employer involvement, accessibility, articulation and progression, flexibility and partnership into a single award. The Foundation Degree in Energy, Environment and Sustainability meets all these attributes through the provision of work placement, real-life case studies, an articulation route to the BSc Honours Land Use and Environmental Management degree within Queen's and partnership with South West College, Omagh Campus, where the programme is delivered. This Foundation Degree develops and improves participants' environmental knowledge and sustainable practices aimed at increasing diversification of economies. Through consideration of up-to-date environmental issues, a focus on economic and social renewal and knowledge transfer from best practice and demonstration models, graduates will be provided with a qualification to benefit business communities, their support workers and the public.

Tuition fees

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England
£2,850
per year
EU
£2,850
per year
Northern Ireland
£2,850
per year
Scotland
£2,850
per year
Wales
£2,850
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Biological Sciences

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geographical and environmental studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

After graduation


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Environmental sciences

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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Customer service occupations
13%
Architects, town planners and surveyors

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