This is a course for those who would like a gain an in-depth study of the environment and factors which threaten the environment within society.
This course is for you if:
- you have an interest in and concern for the environment.
- you are interested in current affairs.
- you want the opportunity to carry out practical work outdoors as well as class work.
Where can this course lead to?
Students with Environmental Science have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. It is considered to be a science subject by university admissions tutors.
For those students wishing to study Environmental Science or related subjects further, there are a wide range of courses in this area which can lead to careers in countryside management, conservation and government bodies such as English Nature and the Environment Agency.
What will I study on this course?
You will study:
The Living Environment
- Conservation in the UK, coral reefs, Antarctica, temperate and tropical forests
- Ecological relationships between organisms and their abiotic and biotic environment
The Physical Environment
- Atmospheric gases, water and mineral nutrients
- Human exploitation and management of physical resources to provide higher material living standards
Energy Resources and Environmental Pollution
- Properties of pollutants to explain why some materials or forms of energy cause environmental damage
- Minimising releases, treating effluents and managing the damage caused by pollutants
Biological Resources and Sustainability
- Factors controlling human population growth in relation to the demands placed upon the planet’s resources and life-support systems
- Food production and forestry systems
- Students must understand the general principles of scientific methodology and be able to apply these to a wide range of environmental situations and techniques