Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

Key information


Career prospects

Throughout your time at Liverpool, you will receive training in key career skills such as mock interviews, and CV/cover letter writing, while we also run specialised careers fairs to allow you to make the most of your degree after you graduate.

As part of an IES accredited programme, you will also have the chance to attend additional careers and skills training courses, have access to environmental sector linked job opportunities, and make progress towards Chartered Scientist/ Chartered Environmentalist status.

Environmental Science at Liverpool is focused on providing you with the key knowledge and practical skills to be successful within the environmental sector. Our graduates are experienced in report writing, field and laboratory practical skills, oral presentations, project planning, and increasingly coding and modelling skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Our graduates are employed in a variety of areas both within and outside the environmental sector, including:

  • Conservation management
  • Geotechnical surveying
  • Environmental consultancy
  • Accountancy
  • Education
  • Environmental research.

Work experience opportunities

Our students have the opportunity to conduct a work-based dissertation in their final year, where they work with a local business on a project applied to the environmental sciences. In addition to study abroad opportunities, we also advertise work placement opportunities to our students, while the University frequently offers similar placements within the School of Environmental Sciences.


Postgraduate opportunities

Many of our students choose to go on to further study at master’s or PhD level after graduation. BSc Environmental Science provides an excellent springboard for this.
See liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught for the current programme list.

Matthew Shore
Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

I have found that I am learning and understanding ideas in a more in-depth way and linking the theory we are taught about within our modules to everyday situations such as environmental crises on the news.