This degree explores the multiple disciplines needed to understand, manage and protect the world we live in. Learn to assess environmental problems, propose solutions, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the natural environment. You’ll study topics, including conservation, ecology, ecosystems, environmental management and renewable energy. Develop your scientific and technical knowledge and skills, and learn how to apply them to environmental challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and sustainability. As a valued environmental science graduate, you’ll be able to pursue a career in a diverse range of fields.
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.
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.
Distance and Flexible learning