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Environmental Science and Management (Dual Degree)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

120-128 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at grade B.

122-128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science).

Cambridge Pre-U score of 56-60, to include a Principal Subject in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at M2.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29-30

29 points from the IB Diploma, 664 at Higher Level - 30 points from the IB Diploma, 665 at Higher Level. To include 6 points from a Higher Level in a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics). 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


To include a Higher Level Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at H3.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Must be in a Science based subject.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM

Must be in a Science based subject.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

DDM

Must be in a Science based subject.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

120-128 Tariff points to include a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at grade C.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

120-128

120-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics) at grade B.

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About this course


Course option

3.5years

Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subject

Environmental sciences

Environmental issues – such as habitat loss, water pollution and climate change – pose a serious threat to the long-term existence of life on Earth.

There are plenty of small ways all of us can help prevent and reverse the damage done to our planet, but if you want to help lead the charge against climate change, learn a skill set that's in demand globally, and secure a rewarding career, this BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management dual degree is the perfect next step.

You'll study in Portsmouth and spend a year at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, getting a global perspective in how the environment is changing and the steps we need to take to reverse this change. You'll develop vital lab experience assessing water quality and analysing pollutants, and put your research skills to work on practical field trips.

By completing modules on topics such as energy resources, environmental impact and assessment, pollution, and aboriginal perspectives on the environment, you'll get a detailed global overview of the problems facing our environment, and the means to start solving them.

When you graduate you'll have a suite of environmental science skills, and a wealth of practical experience in applying them, making you an ideal candidate for many roles in the environmental sector. Your experience of international study and other cultures will make you a particularly attractive employment prospect.

**Location - Portsmouth and Perth, Australia**

You'll be based in Portsmouth in years 1 and 2, and for 6 months at the end of the course. You'll spend year 3 in Perth, Western Australia at Edith Cowan University. You'll get support with travel arrangements, visas, finding accommodation and accessing loans and other funding that can help pay for your study and living costs when you're in Australia.

**Dual degrees**

This course is a dual degree (also known as a double degree). When you complete the course successfully, you'll have 2 degrees:

- BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management from the University of Portsmouth

- BSc Environmental Science from Edith Cowan University

Dual degrees allow you to achieve 2 degrees in 3.5 or 4 years rather than 6 years.

**What you'll experience**

On this course, you'll:

- Get practical experience in our environmental labs, using the techniques employed by the world's leading environmental researchers

- Apply what you learn in field trips – from Somerset to Malta – collecting field and data samples in many different cultures, habitats and climates

- Spend 1 year studying at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Western Australia

- Develop your leadership and team-working skills by working on group projects in the field and in the lab

- Have the opportunity to learn a language and earn credit towards your degree as part of the University's Institution-Wide Learning Programme

- Work alongside active research staff in the UK and Australia, and study alongside BA and BSc Geography students, gaining valuable experience and perspective from another scientific discipline

- Graduate with a BSc Environmental Science from ECU alongside your BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management from the University of Portsmouth

Facilities and equipment you'll use includes:

- Geographical Information System (GIS) and photogrammetry labs and Laser survey technology – software and technology that's fundamental to surveying and environmental work

- Plasma spectrometry and electron microscopy – for studying the chemical composition and structure of samples gathered from the field

- Environmental simulation cabinet – a controlled laboratory environment that simulates different environmental conditions

- Analytical instruments such as nutrient auto-analysers, fluorometers and ICP-OES - for biogeochemical testing of water and sediments

Modules

Year 1 (at Portsmouth)

Core modules

- Ecology, Plants and Human Impact
- Global Environmental Challenges
- Introduction to Marine Ecology and Oceanography
- Planet Earth
- Quantitative Methods
- Science for Earth Systems

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2 (at Portsmouth)

Core modules

- Research, Fieldwork and Professional Skills

Optional modules

- Energy Resources
- Environmental Change
- Introduction to Teaching
- Sustainable Environmental Management
- Scientific and Technical Diving Techniques A
- Scientific and Technical Diving Techniques B
- Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring
- Hydrology and Geoenvironmental Risk
- River Processes

Year 3 (at Edith Cowan University)

Core modules

- Australian Biota
- Geographical Information Systems
- Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment
- Sustainable Water
- Soil and Land Processes
- Ecological Restoration
- Marine and Freshwater Processes
- Environmental Management and Sustainability

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 4 (at Portsmouth - 6 months)

Core modules

- Dissertation

Optional modules

- Environmental Auditing and Assessment
- Hazardscapes
- Environmental Pollution and Waste Management

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through:

- Field work
- Lab notebook recordings
- Scientific reports
- Site surveys
- Computer-based exercises
- Oral presentations (individual and group)
- Essays (coursework and under exam conditions)
- Posters

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science and Health

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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.

61%
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

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
48%
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

71%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
39%
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?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

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.

£20,500
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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