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Environmental Science

UCAS Code: F750 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope.

CIEEM

Working towards a sustainable, healthy future for people and their environment is a priority for society and a necessity for business. Climate-change scenarios indicate the urgent need to work towards this.

 

The Environmental Science programme at Liverpool Hope is designed to give you the best possible opportunities to develop practical skills relevant to the workplace and to deal with the growing global concerns over the environment.

 

You will have the opportunity to consider various aspects of Environmental Science in a holistic, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary way through an investigation of environmental geosciences (geology, Earth materials, environmental resources and hazard management), biodiversity, ecology, aspects of environmental biology, and human/environment interactions. A strong dimension to the provision will be the consideration of environmental challenges such as habitat loss, environmental change, climate change, resource management, and a range of other key environmental issues.

 

Environmental Science specialisms of the teaching staff, such as coastal management, environmental change, geoconservation, environmental legislation, and avian ecology are also included in the curriculum. 

 

Why choose this subject?

  • The BSc Environmental Science degree accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
  • The Environmental Science degree complements Liverpool Hope’s moral and ethical approach to stewardship of the Earth and responsibilities to present and future generations. By the very nature of the degree, it prepares students to work individually and collectively towards an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious future.
  • The course is taught by a small team of enthusiastic and friendly research-active and practising environmentalists who provide a supportive teaching and learning environment that is focused on ensuring your success.
  • Teaching staff have links and contacts with various relevant conservation and professional organisations, such as the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, which ensures that the Environmental Science course is up-to-date with the professional needs of the sector and employers.
  • The degree programme utilises staff expertise and good practice in the provision of fieldwork to national and international destinations. This allows the exploration of key concepts and aspects of Environmental Science in a field-based context.
  • In the final year, there is the opportunity to undertake your Honours Project through a work-based context to enable you to gain relevant environmental work experience so that you can apply your environmental knowledge and experiences into a work/professional practice setting, thereby enhancing your employability by making a clear link between science and practice.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with staff involved in the Sand Dune and Shingle Network - an internationally recognised centre of excellence for all things to do with coastal sand dunes and shingle.
  • 89% of students were satisfied overall with Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • 75% of the research outputs of the Department are at least at internationally recognised level. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope in our Environmental Science Subject Guides. 

Environmental Science Subject Guide 2017

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Environmental Science

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level C (Year One)

  • The Dynamic Earth [key concepts in geology; the geological history of the Earth (and of the UK); and the role of geological processes in landscape development]
  • Applied Environmental Geoscience (e.g. environmental resource management)
  • Earth Materials (formation and significance of, for example, minerals, rocks, fossils, sediments and soils)
  • Introduction to Ecosystems and Ecology (e.g. diversity of life, energy flow and resource acquisition)
  • Biology (e.g. developmental biology, comparative anatomy and physiology, human evolution and genetics, biology in society)
  • Field- and laboratory-based environmental investigations

Level I (Year Two)

  • Environmental hazards and hazard management
  • Field- and laboratory-based environmental investigations
  • Ecosystems in a Changing World
  • Evolution, Adaptation and Behaviour
  • Introductory Bioinformatics and Biostatistical Analysis using RStudio
  • Population Ecology and Habitat Management (including biological conservation and species management)
  • Research Skills
  • Landscape investigation and interpretation; geospatial data analysis; and, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Level H (Year Three)

  • Sustainable Futures (consideration and evaluation of themes and debates surrounding sustainability; sustainable development; environmental resource management; climate change; and the Anthropocene)
  • Environmental Change (for example that associated with the cryosphere and during the Quaternary)
  • International Fieldwork
  • Applied Ecology
  • Pest management
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary and macro ecology
  • Honours Project (dissertation) 

Recent Honours Project titles include: ‘Comparative morphometric analysis of dolines in UK karst using GIS’; ‘The effects of human intervention and recreational impacts on the vegetation of coastal sand dunes’; ‘The role of historic disasters in informing present day hazard planning: the case of the 1908 Messina earthquake (Italy)’; and, ‘The impact of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) on soils of the Sefton Coast’.

Assessment methods typically include essays, reports, laboratory/practical reports, verbal presentations (sometimes as part of a group), examinations, fieldwork reports, posters, and portfolios.

Fieldwork and visits are a key component of this degree and take the form of either short day trips or longer residential fieldwork – locations typically include Malta, Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District National Park and local destinations such as the World Museum (Liverpool), National Wildflower Centre (Liverpool) and the North Wirral and Sefton coasts.

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Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff

Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Environmental Science is a BSc Single Honours programme, UCAS code F750.

Employability

With the increasing demands of European legislation and global environmental policy, employment in environmental consultancy is growing rapidly. This coupled with increasing concerns over global environmental issues such as climate change means that there will be a significant demand for suitably qualified graduates.

As a graduate in Environmental Science you will be equipped to meet, for example, the science or environmental management needs of industry and employers. Opportunities also exist in growth areas such as sustainable development, renewable energy industries, and in the development of low carbon economies, in both the private and public sectors.

Studying Environmental Science also gives you a wide range of transferable skills which will equip you for a wide variety of more general graduate careers.

There are also further study options available at Liverpool Hope, which include taught Masters courses, such as the popular and successful MSc in Environmental Management. In addition, many of our students go on to teacher training.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope.

CIEEM

Working towards a sustainable, healthy future for people and their environment is a priority for society and a necessity for business. Climate-change scenarios indicate the urgent need to work towards this.

 

The Environmental Science programme at Liverpool Hope is designed to give you the best possible opportunities to develop practical skills relevant to the workplace and to deal with the growing global concerns over the environment.

 

You will have the opportunity to consider various aspects of Environmental Science in a holistic, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary way through an investigation of environmental geosciences (geology, Earth materials, environmental resources and hazard management), biodiversity, ecology, aspects of environmental biology, and human/environment interactions. A strong dimension to the provision will be the consideration of environmental challenges such as habitat loss, environmental change, climate change, resource management, and a range of other key environmental issues.

 

Environmental Science specialisms of the teaching staff, such as coastal management, environmental change, geoconservation, environmental legislation, and avian ecology are also included in the curriculum. 

 

Why choose this subject?

  • The BSc Environmental Science degree accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
  • The Environmental Science degree complements Liverpool Hope’s moral and ethical approach to stewardship of the Earth and responsibilities to present and future generations. By the very nature of the degree, it prepares students to work individually and collectively towards an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious future.
  • The course is taught by a small team of enthusiastic and friendly research-active and practising environmentalists who provide a supportive teaching and learning environment that is focused on ensuring your success.
  • Teaching staff have links and contacts with various relevant conservation and professional organisations, such as the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, which ensures that the Environmental Science course is up-to-date with the professional needs of the sector and employers.
  • The degree programme utilises staff expertise and good practice in the provision of fieldwork to national and international destinations. This allows the exploration of key concepts and aspects of Environmental Science in a field-based context.
  • In the final year, there is the opportunity to undertake your Honours Project through a work-based context to enable you to gain relevant environmental work experience so that you can apply your environmental knowledge and experiences into a work/professional practice setting, thereby enhancing your employability by making a clear link between science and practice.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with staff involved in the Sand Dune and Shingle Network - an internationally recognised centre of excellence for all things to do with coastal sand dunes and shingle.
  • 89% of students were satisfied overall with Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • 75% of the research outputs of the Department are at least at internationally recognised level. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope in our Environmental Science Subject Guides. 

Environmental Science Subject Guide 2017

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Environmental Science

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level C (Year One)

  • The Dynamic Earth [key concepts in geology; the geological history of the Earth (and of the UK); and the role of geological processes in landscape development]
  • Applied Environmental Geoscience (e.g. environmental resource management)
  • Earth Materials (formation and significance of, for example, minerals, rocks, fossils, sediments and soils)
  • Introduction to Ecosystems and Ecology (e.g. diversity of life, energy flow and resource acquisition)
  • Biology (e.g. developmental biology, comparative anatomy and physiology, human evolution and genetics, biology in society)
  • Field- and laboratory-based environmental investigations

Level I (Year Two)

  • Environmental hazards and hazard management
  • Field- and laboratory-based environmental investigations
  • Ecosystems in a Changing World
  • Evolution, Adaptation and Behaviour
  • Introductory Bioinformatics and Biostatistical Analysis using RStudio
  • Population Ecology and Habitat Management (including biological conservation and species management)
  • Research Skills
  • Landscape investigation and interpretation; geospatial data analysis; and, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Level H (Year Three)

  • Sustainable Futures (consideration and evaluation of themes and debates surrounding sustainability; sustainable development; environmental resource management; climate change; and the Anthropocene)
  • Environmental Change (for example that associated with the cryosphere and during the Quaternary)
  • International Fieldwork
  • Applied Ecology
  • Pest management
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary and macro ecology
  • Honours Project (dissertation) 

Recent Honours Project titles include: ‘Comparative morphometric analysis of dolines in UK karst using GIS’; ‘The effects of human intervention and recreational impacts on the vegetation of coastal sand dunes’; ‘The role of historic disasters in informing present day hazard planning: the case of the 1908 Messina earthquake (Italy)’; and, ‘The impact of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) on soils of the Sefton Coast’.

Assessment methods typically include essays, reports, laboratory/practical reports, verbal presentations (sometimes as part of a group), examinations, fieldwork reports, posters, and portfolios.

Fieldwork and visits are a key component of this degree and take the form of either short day trips or longer residential fieldwork – locations typically include Malta, Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District National Park and local destinations such as the World Museum (Liverpool), National Wildflower Centre (Liverpool) and the North Wirral and Sefton coasts.

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Geography

Human Biology

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff

Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Environmental Science is a BSc Single Honours programme, UCAS code F750.

Employability

With the increasing demands of European legislation and global environmental policy, employment in environmental consultancy is growing rapidly. This coupled with increasing concerns over global environmental issues such as climate change means that there will be a significant demand for suitably qualified graduates.

As a graduate in Environmental Science you will be equipped to meet, for example, the science or environmental management needs of industry and employers. Opportunities also exist in growth areas such as sustainable development, renewable energy industries, and in the development of low carbon economies, in both the private and public sectors.

Studying Environmental Science also gives you a wide range of transferable skills which will equip you for a wide variety of more general graduate careers.

There are also further study options available at Liverpool Hope, which include taught Masters courses, such as the popular and successful MSc in Environmental Management. In addition, many of our students go on to teacher training.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Kevin Crawford

+44 (0) 151 291 3865

crawfok@hope.ac.uk

Department: Geography

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