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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.

Working towards a sustainable, healthy future for people and their environment is a priority for society and a necessity for business. Climate-change scenarios emphasise this.

The Environmental Science programme at Liverpool Hope has been 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 the interdisciplinary nature of the subject which ranges from the natural sciences (such as physical geography and biology) to the social sciences, in addition to consideration of a wide range of environmental challenges facing modern society.

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

Why choose this subject?

  • The Environmental Science degree is taught by enthusiastic and friendly research-active and practising environmentalists.
  • As staff have significant links and contacts with various relevant conservation and professional organisations, such as the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, this ensures that the Environmental Science course is up-to-date with the professional needs of the sector and employers.
  • 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. The Network has been awarded a best practice award from the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
  • You can acquire relevant work experience (and academic credit) through opting to take a work-based learning course with an appropriate environmental organisation. This provides the opportunity for you to apply and develop your academic understanding and skills in a professional practice setting, enhancing your employability by making a clear link between science and practice.
  • 89% of students were satisfied overall with Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • This course will also prepare you to work as an individual towards an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious future (a core ethos of the University as a whole).
  • Professional environmental scientists are needed in all areas of employment, and this course will allow you to prepare for entry into the job market.
  • 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 2016

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)

• Physical Geography (e.g. geological, geomorphological and biogeographical systems)

• Concepts of Environmental Stewardship (e.g. sustainability, conservation)

• Environmental Issues and Concerns (e.g. energy, climate change, pollution)

• Introduction to Ecosystems and Ecology (e.g. diversity of life, energy flow and resource acquisition)

• Biology (e.g. comparative anatomy and physiology, human evolution and genetics, biology in society)

• Human Geographies (e.g. social, urban and cultural geographical themes/topics)

• Field-based Investigations

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Level I (Year Two)

• Earth Surface Processes (geomorphological and biogeographical processes)

• Environmental Resources (concept, nature and management of environmental resources)

• Ecosystems in a Changing World

• Evolution, Adaptation and Behaviour

• Introductory Bioinformatics and Biostatistical Analysis using RStudio

• Population Ecology and Habitat Management

• Research Skills

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Level H (Year Three)

• Sustainable Futures (sustainability, sustainable development, environmental ethics, sustainable cities, ecosystem services/biodiversity, climate change)

• Earth’s Changing Environments (glacial or coastal environments processes, sediments and landforms and landscapes)

• Current Research in the Physical Environment

• International Fieldwork

• Applied Ecology

• Biological Conservation and Habitat Management

• Environmental Philosophy

• Applied Bioinformatics

• Environmental change and management

• Honours Project (dissertation)

Recent Honours Project titles include: ‘Abiotic and biotic interactions: a small-scale characterisation of free-standing urban walls’; ‘The effects of human intervention and recreational impacts on the vegetation of coastal sand dunes’; ‘A grave future: weathering effects on marble gravestones’; and ‘Sustainable living, climate change and their influence on consumer air travel’.

Assessment methods typically include: essays, reports, laboratory reports, verbal presentations (sometimes as part of a group), examinations (which may involve seen questions), fieldwork reports, posters, and portfolios.

Fieldwork is a key component of this degree and takes the form of either short day trips or longer residential fieldwork - locations typically include Malta, the Netherlands, Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District National Park and local destinations such as the North Wirral and the Sefton coast.

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Geography

Human Biology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

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.


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.

Working towards a sustainable, healthy future for people and their environment is a priority for society and a necessity for business. Climate-change scenarios emphasise this.

The Environmental Science programme at Liverpool Hope has been 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 the interdisciplinary nature of the subject which ranges from the natural sciences (such as physical geography and biology) to the social sciences, in addition to consideration of a wide range of environmental challenges facing modern society.

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

Why choose this subject?

  • The Environmental Science degree is taught by enthusiastic and friendly research-active and practising environmentalists.
  • As staff have significant links and contacts with various relevant conservation and professional organisations, such as the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, this ensures that the Environmental Science course is up-to-date with the professional needs of the sector and employers.
  • 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. The Network has been awarded a best practice award from the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
  • You can acquire relevant work experience (and academic credit) through opting to take a work-based learning course with an appropriate environmental organisation. This provides the opportunity for you to apply and develop your academic understanding and skills in a professional practice setting, enhancing your employability by making a clear link between science and practice.
  • 89% of students were satisfied overall with Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • This course will also prepare you to work as an individual towards an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious future (a core ethos of the University as a whole).
  • Professional environmental scientists are needed in all areas of employment, and this course will allow you to prepare for entry into the job market.
  • 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 2016

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)

• Physical Geography (e.g. geological, geomorphological and biogeographical systems)

• Concepts of Environmental Stewardship (e.g. sustainability, conservation)

• Environmental Issues and Concerns (e.g. energy, climate change, pollution)

• Introduction to Ecosystems and Ecology (e.g. diversity of life, energy flow and resource acquisition)

• Biology (e.g. comparative anatomy and physiology, human evolution and genetics, biology in society)

• Human Geographies (e.g. social, urban and cultural geographical themes/topics)

• Field-based Investigations

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Level I (Year Two)

• Earth Surface Processes (geomorphological and biogeographical processes)

• Environmental Resources (concept, nature and management of environmental resources)

• Ecosystems in a Changing World

• Evolution, Adaptation and Behaviour

• Introductory Bioinformatics and Biostatistical Analysis using RStudio

• Population Ecology and Habitat Management

• Research Skills

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Level H (Year Three)

• Sustainable Futures (sustainability, sustainable development, environmental ethics, sustainable cities, ecosystem services/biodiversity, climate change)

• Earth’s Changing Environments (glacial or coastal environments processes, sediments and landforms and landscapes)

• Current Research in the Physical Environment

• International Fieldwork

• Applied Ecology

• Biological Conservation and Habitat Management

• Environmental Philosophy

• Applied Bioinformatics

• Environmental change and management

• Honours Project (dissertation)

Recent Honours Project titles include: ‘Abiotic and biotic interactions: a small-scale characterisation of free-standing urban walls’; ‘The effects of human intervention and recreational impacts on the vegetation of coastal sand dunes’; ‘A grave future: weathering effects on marble gravestones’; and ‘Sustainable living, climate change and their influence on consumer air travel’.

Assessment methods typically include: essays, reports, laboratory reports, verbal presentations (sometimes as part of a group), examinations (which may involve seen questions), fieldwork reports, posters, and portfolios.

Fieldwork is a key component of this degree and takes the form of either short day trips or longer residential fieldwork - locations typically include Malta, the Netherlands, Snowdonia National Park, the Peak District National Park and local destinations such as the North Wirral and the Sefton coast.

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Geography

Human Biology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

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.


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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