Environmental science - exchange modules

Environmental science at the University of Plymouth has a forty-year track record of providing research, consultancy and graduates for the environmental sector. We provide successful, professionally accredited courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have the largest number of international students within the faculty and collaborative research, expeditions and teaching partnerships with world leading universities and institutions in South East Asia.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying environmental science at the University of Plymouth. Further information including module descriptors can be found on our course pages:

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1: 

  • ENVS1002: The Physical Environment
  • ENVS1003: The Biosphere
  • ENVS1009: Sustainability Science

Semester 2:

  • ENVS1007: Environmental Pollution 
  • ENVS1008: Environmental Management and Protection
  • ENVS1010: Global Environmental Challenges
  • ENVM1001: Environment and Society  

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • ENVS2001: Environmental Field and Research Skills
  • ENVS2003: Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • ENVS2004: Environmental Issues and Communication
  • ENVM2001: Environmental Information Management
  • OS207: Scientific Diving
Semester 2:

  • ENVS2002: Environmental Expedition
  • ENVS2005: Weather and Climate
  • ENVS2006: Natural Ecosystems and their Conservation
  • ENVS2007: Environmental Pollution
  • ENVM2002: Environmental Management & Sustainability in Practice
  • OS205: Managing Human Impacts in the Marine Environment

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • ENVS3004: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Science
  • ENVS3005: Global Environmental Perspectives 
  • ENVS3006: Global Education - living in a globalised world
  • ENVM3001: Systems Thinking: Leadership in Sustainability

Semester 2: 

  • ENVS3009: Waste Management
  • ENVS3011: Climate Change: adaptation and mitigation
  • ENVM3002: Project Systems Thinking in Sustainability: Independent Investigation
  • OS307: Marine Conservation Policy and Management
  • OS309: Marine Pollution and Environmental Change