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BScEnvironmental Sciences

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

An environmental sciences degree offers you the opportunity to explore a diverse and exciting range of subject areas within this increasingly important discipline. Southampton led the way in the 1970s by setting up an interdisciplinary environmental degree programme. More than forty years on their graduates are today’s environmental professionals, working to make society more sustainable. The knowledge and understanding you gain from studying environmental sciences will equip you with the skills that are needed to help us address the grand global challenges of your generation. This degree is about helping you learn the science that underpins our understanding of the environment, then giving you the skills to apply this knowledge and develop solutions. There is a large emphasis on employability and industrial engagement throughout this programme that translates into their excellent graduate employability.

This challenging Environmental Sciences degree programme provides interdisciplinary knowledge, embracing subject areas such as geography, biology, geology, oceanography, politics, demography and law within the discipline of environmental sciences. The university’s pathway system allows you to make your own choices about your area of specialisation within the areas of biodiversity and conservation; environmental change; sustainable environmental management; aquatic environments and resources. This system gives you control over your degree in alignment with your interests and desired career route.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for BSc Environmental Sciences graduates are wide-ranging and include: environmental consultancy; sustainability strategy and policy; nature conservation; research environmental scientist; local, regional or national government; environmental management; environmental regulation enforcement; flood management and response; contaminated land; environmental impact assessment (EIA); environmental education; waste management; marine conservation; primary, secondary, further or higher education.

Organisations which have employed recent graduates include: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra); Environment Agency; Ramboll; URS; BP; The Sustainability Centre; Bovis Lend Lease; Oil Spill Response Limited; WYG; Landell Mills; Olive Consultancy; Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Many of our graduates also go on to be researchers, many at Southampton but also, for example, at Oxford, Warwick, Sussex and overseas.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States