Environmental Science

UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Year 1 - CertHE
Collecting and analysing data; Ecological principles: biodiversity and ID skills (including a 2-day residential); Fundamental chemistry; Introduction to global environmental issues; Principles of biology; Science lab skills.

Year 2 - DipHE
Environmental conservation; Environmental processes; Freshwater environments; Introduction to geographic information systems; Marine environments; Practical skills in field ecology (including a 3-day residential).

Year 3 - BSc
Climate Change; Environmental analysis; Field Course; Introduction to data science and modelling; Research skills project

Plus one optional module in semester 2 from: Management of the marine resource; Strategic environmental monitoring.

Year 4 - BSc (Hons)
Engaging with external agencies (including a work placement); Science and society; Sustainable energy and waste minimisation

Plus one optional module in semester 2 from: Advanced monitoring techniques; Climate and marine resource modelling; Conservation of biodiversity.

You will also complete a dissertation.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers including a science subject plus Chemistry at National 5; or Foundation Apprenticeship Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills) plus 1 Higher plus National 5 Chemistry.

For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date

September, January




BSc Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years or more


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals