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May 6th, 2016, 11:37 AM
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Re: About Environmental Science

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

It was founded on May 1900 by Joseph Chamberlain

Environmental Science BSc (Hons) programme is designed around three key themes – understanding environmental processes and systems; investigating changes and impacts; and enabling their prediction and mitigation.

This programme has been designed to provide choice and flexibility whilst ensuring that you develop appropriate skills with a sound scientific foundation.

The course includes both core modules taken by all Environmental Science students, and selected optional modules which allow you to concentrate on themes which are of particular interest to you.

Entry requirements

Number of A levels required: 3
Typical offer: ABB
Required subjects and grades:
At least one science° A level subject

°Subjects considered to be sciences: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Psychology and Statistics.

Additional information:
BTEC Extended Diploma in science related subject will be considered.
BTEC Diploma accepted in combination with an A level.
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma accepted in combination with two A levels.


First year

Compulsory modules

-Earth and Ecological Systems
-Global Environmental Issues
-From Molecules to Materials: deconstructing the environment - Part 1
-From Molecules to Materials: deconstructing the environment - Part 2
-Methods and Skills in Environmental Science
-Ecological Concepts and Plant Sciences
-Sustainable Development: Economy and Environment

Second year
Compulsory modules
-Environmental Pollution
-Advanced Research Methods in Environmental Science
-Environmental Science Field Course

Optional modules
-Environmental Assessment and Management
-Geomatics for Geographers
-Environments of the Past
-Hydroclimatology: Climate and Water
-Geomorphological Processes
-Ecological Systems
-Resource of Earth - Environmental Science

Third year

Compulsory modules
-Independent Research Exercise
-Environmental Protection

Optional modules
-Applied Micrometeorology
-Adaptation to Changing Environments
-Biodiversity and Conservation Management
-Conservation Practice: Genes to Ecosystems
-Environment and Landscape Change
-Environmental Governance
-Wetland Environments
-Landscape and Urban Ecology
-Managing Geological Hazards and Anthropogenic Impacts
-Professional Placement for Environmental Scientists
-Restoration of Freshwater Ecosystems
-River Processes, Deposits and Environments
-Weather Climate and Society

Contact Detail:
University of Birmingham  
Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT, United Kingdom

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