Geography and Environmental Science

Open University in Scotland


This degree will help you understand and consider responses to urgent environmental challenges, including climate change, globalisation, development, biodiversity loss, migration and urbanisation. It takes a holistic approach, combining geography and environmental science. You’ll discover the complexities of our relationship with the natural environment. Explore topics like deforestation, sustainable water-resource management, pollution control, conservation and governance. Examine the consequences and implications of environmental change for sustainability. You’ll also learn about the social and natural processes and interactions operating in different environments.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required to study this degree. Computer and internet access required.

If you’re new to study or to the OU, it is recommended 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 the sciences develops good analytical and reasoning skills, and you will also have become proficient in using computers. Skills such as these are sought by a wide range of financial, business and public sector employers, so science graduates – particularly those who have good communication and interpersonal skills – are in demand. Two of the compulsory courses are residential/practical courses which allow you to develop the practical skills required for a job in the environmental science field.

Start Date

October, February




BSc Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length






SCQF Level