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University of Nottingham

Environmental Biology

UCAS Code: C150

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted) and an additional A level or equivalent. A pass is required in science practicals where taken. Citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and leisure studies not accepted.

Pass the Access to Science course with 60 credits overall, including 45 at level 3, of which 30 must be in relevant science modules and at merit. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3-M2,M2,M2

In at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

Including specified grades in two science subjects (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted) at Higher Level and English language.

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

DDD-DDM

Science-based, such as Applied Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B-B,B

in two science subjects (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted). This qualification is only accepted in combination with five Scottish Highers at grades ABBBB-BBBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B-B,B,B,B,B


This qualification is only accepted in combination with two Scottish Advanced Highers at grades AB-BB, in two science subjects (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted).

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

Accepted alongside two science-based subjects at A level (biology required; chemistry, environmental science, geography, maths and physics accepted).

UCAS Tariff

96-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental biology

This course, based at University Park Campus, combines modules from biological and environmental sciences, with a strong element of personal choice and flexibility regarding the areas in which you would like to specialise. We encourage you to apply and develop your knowledge in a range of environments; therefore, you will attend at least one residential field course in Devon and/or Malaysia, Sweden, or the Czech Republic. In addition, you can take advantage of an optional paid industry placement between years two and three, spending a year enhancing your skills and employability in your chosen field. Other opportunities include studying tropical environments for a semester or year at the University’s Malaysia Campus, studying abroad through our exchange programmes, or taking an extra year studying Computer Science at Nottingham.

Modules

In the first year you will gain a strong grounding in biological and environmental sciences with core modules in the major domains of life (animals, plants, microbes) and environmental processes such as nutrient recycling and the ecology and evolution of organisms. Optional modules include topics such as environmental archaeology. In year two you can specialise in areas of particular interest. Core modules include a residential field course in Devon. The wide range of optional modules includes the Tropical Environmental Science Field Course, based on Tioman Island (Malaysia), Animal Behaviour and Climate Change Science. In year three you will carry out a research project, often linked to current research being carried out by our academic staff. Optional modules include field courses on Arctic Ecology in Sweden, Biological Photography and Imaging, Geobiology and Bioethics.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£23,760
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Biosciences

TEF rating:
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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.

76%
low
Environmental biology

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.

Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

Biosciences

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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