Understanding the complex interactions between the physical and biological environment is essential if we are to find solutions to the increasing global environmental challenges that face us today. This practical degree, focusing on real-world issues, will prepare you to play your part in tackling those challenges.
To help you meet the intellectual and practical challenges of studying Environmental Science we provide comprehensive student support through:
Small tutor groups (typically 8 students) through all years
High levels of field and lab-based teaching within the School and in Europe's most advanced teaching laboratories (CTL)
An emphasis on active, problem-based learning (learning by doing)
Hands-on experience of cutting edge laboratory technologies
Supervised independent and group project work
We are a friendly community, with staff and students working closely together.
Our Environmental Science degree provides a wide breadth of study opportunities from across the School of Environmental Sciences. Our degree is designed to give you an understanding of both natural and human induced environmental problems. All of our modules centre on real world issues and application, such as food security, climate change, energy security, pollution and natural hazards. In addition to bespoke environmental science classes, our degree allows you to choose from a range of modules in geosciences, ecology, physical geography, and oceanography, so that you can shape your degree to suit your particular areas of interest and career pathway.
Focusing on applied skills that are relevant to careers in Environmental Science, you will gain expertise in monitoring, modelling and managing the environment.
From your first week to your final year, field classes and laboratory practicals are an integral part of your learning, and provide a firm grounding in the latest techniques and technologies in Environmental Science. You will learn through a combination of individual and group work, including practicals in our purpose built (£23 million) Central Teaching Laboratories. In addition to making the most of Liverpool’s location, you will have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork in locations such as North Wales, Western Scotland, Peak District and Santa Cruz (California).
I picked geography because of the breadth of the subject. It's one of the few subjects where you can develop an understanding of contemporary social science alongside cutting-edge natural science. Geography is applicable to pretty much every aspect of life. In third year in particular, you get a lot of elective modules with a very broad spectrum and can really satisfy your intellectual intrigue.