Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

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Environmental Sciences

School of Environmental Sciences

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.

If you are interested in the wider issues affecting the environment and how real solutions to those problems will come from a broad understanding of the physical environment, our Environmental Science programme is for you.

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, pollution and natural hazards. In addition to bespoke environmental science classes, our degree allows you to choose from a range of modules in geosciences, physical geography, ecology, and environmental chemistry, so that you can shape your degree to suit your particular areas of interest.

Which degree

Our degree focuses on applied skills that are relevant to careers in Environmental Science, providing you with 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 (£25 million) Central Teaching Laboratory. You will have fieldwork modules in all three years of your degree, and have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork in locations such as North Wales, Lake District, Almeria (Spain) and Santa Cruz (California).

If you are interested in the environment and recognise that the solutions to future environmental challenges will require integrated approaches from across traditional science disciplines, then the Environmental Science degree at Liverpool is for you.

A number of the School’s degree programmes involve laboratory and field work. The field work is carried out in various locations, ranging from inner city to coastal and mountainous environments. We consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same basis as all other students, and reasonable adjustments will be considered to address barriers to access.

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Dan Wilberforce

Dan Wilberforce

Geography BSc

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.

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