UCAS Code: F750
Growing pressures on scarce resources and concern over the effects of climate change mean there has never been a better time to be an environmental science professional.
Studying Environmental Science at Dundee provides you with the opportunity to explore the problems associated with the interaction of humans and the natural environment, focusing on topical and relevant issues such as climate change, pollution of land and water and the management of natural resources.
Our programme is interdisciplinary with teaching staff drawn from a wide range of academic areas. This means that you will benefit from exposure to methods, facilities and research agendas that span the environment from life sciences including chemistry and biology, through hydrology, remote sensing, geology, geomorphology, oceanography and physics, to environmental planning and management.
Tuition fees are approximate and dependent upon currency exchange rates.Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
The Level 1 modules provide a thorough grounding in the principal areas of Environmental Science. You will develop competence in a range of practical and IT skills, and in written and verbal communication. Your studies will be structured in two half-year (semester) modules:
- The Physical Environment - examines the geology, geomorphology, hydrology and energy processes that developed and sustain the physical environment on planet Earth, through a series of lectures and workshops.
- Environments For Life - This module examines processes operating within the atmosphere and biosphere and introduces the chemical principles that sustain a habitable environment on planet Earth, through a series of lectures and workshops on environmental chemistry, weather and climate, ecosystems and aquatic science.
Topics covered include Geology, Physical Geography, Hydrology, Environmental Physics, Environmental Chemistry, Weather, Climate and Environmental Biology.
- Plus 4 other modules including at least 2 appropriate science-based modules for BSc degrees.
You will develop more detailed understanding in key areas of Environmental Science combined with skills in site investigation and laboratory analysis. Your studies will be supported through regular field excursions in the local area. Your knowledge and understanding of Environmental Science will be developed through two half-year modules:
- Management and Monitoring (Geoscience, Remote Sensing and Environmental Resource Management) - develops your understanding and practical skills in environmental monitoring and policy through workshops, field classes and lectures in the areas of geoscience, environmental resource management, remote sensing and data analysis.
- Mechanisms and Measurements (Aquatic Science, Ecology and Chemistry) - develops your understanding and practical skills in environmental biology and ecology through workshops, field classes and lectures in the areas of aquatic science, ecology and chemistry.
- Plus 4 other modules, including at least 2 appropriate science-based modules for BSc degrees; one of these will be chemistry for Advanced Entry to Level 2 for students who do not have a good pass at Higher or A-Level in chemistry (or an equivalent qualification)
Your studies will provide more specialised understanding of specific areas of Environmental Science in addition to further developing your skills in laboratory analysis, remote sensing and site investigation.
- Reconstructing Past Environments
- Research Methods and Field Skills (includes overseas field course)
- plus 2 modules from a range of available modules
In addition to completing your own research project you will be able to choose the areas of Environmental Science you specialise in from a range of modules offered.
- Catchment Sediment Dynamics
- Coastal and Estuarine Geoscience
- Migration and Ethnicity
- Environmental Resource Management
- Geographical Information Systems
- Glacial Processes and Environments
- Hydrology and Water Resources
Single BSc students take the Research Project Module + 3 other modules.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
- Minimum Requirements:
SQA Higher: ABBB
GCE A-Level: BCC
ILC Higher: ABBB
IB Diploma: 30 points with 5, 5, 5 at HL
- Essential Subjects:
Biology or chemistry or physics (H, A-L, ILC H, HL).
- Advanced Entry (to level 2):
SQA Advanced Higher: BB+BB (H) in different subjetcs
GCE A-Level: ABB
IB Diploma: 34 points with 6, 6, 5 at HL
- Essential Subjects: Biology or chemistry or physics (AH, A-L, HL).
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Dundee.