Planit


Natural Sciences (Environmental Science)

Open University in Scotland

Content

Environmental science explores the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. This specialist route, available in our BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Q64), takes a holistic approach to the science of our environment investigating topics such as global warming, water resources, pollution and conservation. Our environment is fascinating – but it’s under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. Explore the consequences and implications of environmental change for sustainability from a scientific perspective, by learning about the processes, links and interactions operating in different environments.

Entry Requirements

Open entry. Computer and internet access required.

If you’re new to study or to the OU, we recommend that you start with a course at Level 1.

Progression Routes

Science graduates are well placed to enter a range of both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The study of science develops good analytical and numerical skills, and students also become proficient in using computers.

Start Date

October, February

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

Flexible

Faculty

General

Department

Science

SCQF Level

10

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals