First Year in Environmental Sciences
Jump straight into the first year of your Environmental Science degree, but benefit from an integrated approach that offers a supported transition to studying in the UK.
If your IELTS score and high school leaving grades exceed the requirements for foundation entry, this option is for you. The Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC) module is taught at the college, but the rest of the course is taught at the University.
- ILSC: extra support with study and communication skills during the first year of your degree, preparing you for success at undergraduate level
- Optional placement year
Pathways at the University of Plymouth
Fees for 2021/22
Fees for 2022/23
Students are introduced to environmental systems and sustainability at a variety of scales. Training in the skills of environmental investigations is delivered through field and laboratory work. Personal and professional development are supported through tutorials and workshops focusing on transferable skills and professionalism.
Environmental Management and Protection
You will explore environmental sustainability, critically evaluating social, environmental and economic aspects of current environmental issues.
You will get to grips with chemical properties and environmental behaviour of priority pollutants, building on your scientific research skills through planning exercises, data interpretation, and field and lab work.
You will look at life on Earth and the human impact on it.
The Physical Environment
You will examine the Earth’s lithosphere and hydrosphere, investigating geochemical cycles.
Global Environmental Changes
Students will consider contemporary global sustainability challenges in the context of social, economic and environmental systems. Within this inter-disciplinary framework, students explore and formulate solutions to a range of complex problems and consider the role of environmental sector professional operating across a variety of scales.
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Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
You will develop your academic communication skills and use of digital technology for higher education.
How will I be assessed? 60% coursework, 40% exam