What you study
Our Environmental Sciences and Technology degree will provide you with a broad foundation in sciences, and includes both theoretical and applied aspects. This programme will investigate a wide range of factors that impact the environment, and what management options are available for solving these problems. Throughout the programme, you will learn how anthropogenic and natural forces result in environmental change, such as pollution and climate change.
In Years 1 and 2, students will lay a solid foundation in areas including civil and environmental engineering, environmental sciences and data handling. There is also a free choice from our broad elective modules.
In Years 3 and 4, students develop an in-depth understanding of the interconnectedness of food, water and energy requirements, the science underpinning climate change and how predictions are made, as well as an understanding of how industry and regulatory bodies interact with each other and the environment and how this impacts on global debates. Students finish with a dissertation, working alongside leading researchers in the University, or with other stakeholders.
For more information on the course content, download the Programme information - BSc with Honours in Environmental Science and Technology
How you learn and are assessed
We offer a broad range of learning environments including traditional lecture and tutorial format, student-led learning, interactive class sessions, practical, and a substantial element of field work. We encourage independent study, meaning that you take responsibility for your own learning.
Study is assessed using a variety of methods enabling you to demonstrate progress in different ways. Course work typically includes lab reports, essays, literature reviews, group work or oral presentations. Formal exams typically include questions that require short answers, an essay or data analysis. In your final dissertation you are individually supported by a research active member of staff.
You will be versed in handling and analysing large and complex data sets, a much sought after skill.
Assessments will combine a variety of methods including coursework, groupwork and oral presentation. Formal examination will also be considered for assessing different learning outcomes, representing approximately 50% of the overall programme assessment.