BSc Environmental Science

University of York
York, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 82,632

Entry Requirements


ABB or equivalent including two subjects from among:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology


  • GCSE Mathematics or equivalent is required
  • GCSE Science or equivalent if sciences not taken at A level

International Baccalaureate: 34 points

Other Qualifications

  • Scottish Highers: AAABB without Advanced Highers; AB + AABBB Advanced Highers and Highers
  • BTEC National Diploma or QCF BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM
  • Cambridge Pre-U: D3 M2, M2
  • Access to HE Diploma: 15 credits from units awarded Distinction and 15 awarded Merit or higher

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all units
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 61 overall and 51 in all parts
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Grade A
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C


Year 1

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Ecological Principles for Studying the Environment
  • Environment, Development and Society
  • Environment Field Project
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Tools and Techniques for Studying the Environment

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Ecosystem Processes
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Climate Change: Science, Observation and Impacts
  • Environmental Systems Project
  • Residential Field Trip

Optional modules:

  • Earth Processes and Landforms
  • Energy and Environment
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Biogeography
  • Applied Ecology and Environmental Management

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Research Project
  • Atmosphere and Ocean Science
  • Pollution Monitoring, Assessment and Control

Optional modules:

  • Land Use Change and Management
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Biodiversity and Society
  • Environmental Politics
  • Glaciology and Volcanism in Iceland

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