King's Buildings Campus
You will study a wide variety of courses, starting with those focused on the origins of life, the basics of ecological theory, and global environmental processes. You will examine topics such as biodiversity, conservation management and land-use, while also gaining a broad understanding of physical, chemical and biological sciences.
Later in the programme you will explore methods used in ecological and environmental analysis and topics such as, water resource management, land use, environmental pollution and environmental modelling. You will be taught by staff involved in high-level research in these subject areas. You will have the opportunity to undertake research projects, including a long independent research project in your final year, and will complete field and laboratory assignments, including at least three week-long field trips in Scotland.
The programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to tackle environmental issues, design robust strategies for sample collection, make ecological and environmental measurements, evaluate the significance of results and manage conservation and environmental protection projects.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AABB (first sitting) or 4 Highers at AAAB (two sittings) including 2 from Maths*, Biology*, Chemistry*, Environmental Science, Geography and Physics* plus Maths at National 5 at B and English at C. (*At least one is required)
Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) (BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6) including 2 from Maths*, Biology*, Chemistry*, Environmental Science, Geography and Physics* plus Maths at National 5 at B and English at C. (*At least one is required)
College of Science and Engineering