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Environmental and Analytical Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

including a grade C in an accepted Science subject with a pass in Science Practical where applicable. (The accepted Science subjects are: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Geology and Applied Sciences).

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above, to include modules in relevant subjects. For example: Geography, Maths or Science.

104 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications, including an accepted Science subject at Higher Level grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

in Applied Science. Alternatively, a BTEC in Health and Social Care is acceptable but must be accompanied by another A Level at a min grade C.

UCAS Tariff

104

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade C in an accepted Science subject at A Level with a pass in Science Practical where applicable. (The accepted Science A Level subjects are: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Geology and Applied Sciences).

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Environmental sciences

Understanding the impact of human activities on our environment is essential to protecting it for future generations. The Environmental and Analytical Science BSc(Hons) degree at Huddersfield gives you a comprehensive understanding of Earth's systems and equips you with the skills and knowledge of an analytical scientist.

* You'll have the chance to study a range of subjects including biogeography, inorganic and organic chemistry, earth processes, landscape and fluvial systems, climate science and sustainability before specialising in your final year.

* In the third year of the course you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from a work placement. This could help you to gain relevant real-world experience and give you a head start in your chosen career. In the final year you’ll have the chance to develop and hone your independent research skills as part of the research project module.

* We also firmly believe in ‘learning through doing’ and since fieldwork is an integral part of any environmental scientists training, we’ve embedded field-trips throughout all years of study.

* All our teaching staff are educated to doctoral level and have expertise in a range of environmental and analytical subject areas.

Additional costs:
Field trips as part of a standard module are funded by the University. Residential field courses will cost up to £150, (optional overseas trips may incur slightly higher costs depending on duration and destination). By its very nature the study of environmental and analytical science entails being outside on fieldwork. Participants on field trips should be adequately clothed in terms of personal clothing (wind and waterproof jacket/trousers) plus appropriate footwear. We hold a limited stock of waterproof garments that students can use but we do not supply walking boots. Students enrolling on our courses should be prepared to purchase their own walking boots. The cost of boots varies depending on their intended use but if you budget between £60-£100 you should be able to get a good pair which will last for the duration of your degree.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Dynamic Living Systems
Sustainability
Research Skills
Analytical Science 1

Field course (Compulsory)

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include-
Earth Processes
Climate, Meteorology and Atmospheric Systems
Global Earth Cycles
Inorganic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Advanced Research Skills
Ecological Adaptation and Conservation Management
Anthropocene
Analytical Science 2

Field course (Compulsory)

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include-
Geomorphological Processes and Landforms
Spatial Modelling
Inorganic Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry 2

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Research Project
Soil Properties and Contamination
Analytical Science 3

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include-
Conservation Science
Mountain Environments and Glaciation
River Catchment Management
Analytical Science 4

Assessment methods

Assessment will include project work, assignments, presentations, practicals and examinations. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,000
per year
International
£16,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Biological and Geographical Sciences (SBIOLSCI)

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geography, earth and environmental studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Physical science

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Quality and regulatory professionals

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