Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Sustainability BSc (Hons) Environmental Science with Foundation Year
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 years 4 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Entry requirements

A level: 104-112 points, to include a minimum of 2 A levels and preferably from one of the following subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, Use of Maths, Applied Science, Biology or Human Biology, Statistics, Science in the Environment, Design Technology. General Studies not accepted.

IB: 26-27 points overall from an International Baccalaureate, to include science/technology related subjects. English and mathematics must be included.

BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DMM preferably from a science/technology related subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules:
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

GCSE: mathematics grade C required. English language grade C or above.

Access: pass an Access to HE Diploma (science based) with at least 33 credits at merit, and to include at least 12 credits in a relevant science units at merit. Including GCSE English and Maths grade C or above or equivalent.

Applications from international students and those with no recent formal qualifications are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis.
 
Direct entry to year two or the final year is possible.

English language requirements

Accepted subject include: applied science, animal management, countryside management, forensic science.

The BSc (Hons) Environmental Science course is also available for intercalating students.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

A level: 56 points including at least one science A level, excluding general studies.

BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma MMP in a science related subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access: pass an Access to HE Diploma (e.g science/combined studies/natural sciences). 

International Baccalaureate: 24 points overall to include 3 at Higher Level science subject. English and mathematics must be included.

GCSE: English and mathematics grade C / 4 or above.

For all admission information and queries please contact our admissions tutor John Bull or Richard Sandford who is the Environmental Science Foundation Year lead who will be pleased to discuss options.

Applications from students with non-standard qualifications, including those without science qualifications at Level 3, are welcomed and are assessed on an individual basis. This course is also suitable for those returning to study who can offer work or other related experience in place of formal qualifications and who have the equivalent of basic mathematical, English and science skills (i.e. the equivalent of a grade C at GCSE level).

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.