Course overviewIf you want to help combat climate change and make a difference by deepening your understanding of the interactions seen within the natural world then Environmental Science is for you.
This interdisciplinary subject, combining biology, chemistry, physics, geography and maths, will allow you to explore interactions between organisms and their environment on a local and global scale. Giving you a good grounding for further study in one of the fastest growing areas of employment.
The living environment
• Conditions for life on Earth
• Conservation of biodiversity
• Life processes in the biosphere and conservation planning
The physical environment
• The atmosphere
• The hydrosphere
• Mineral resources
• Biogeochemical cycles
Evaluation of new extraction/harnessing technologies relating to:
• Fossil fuels
• Nuclear power – fission and fusion
• Renewable energy technologies
• New energy storage systems
• New energy conservation technologies
• Vehicle design for use and end of life
• Building design
• The properties of pollutants
• How environmental features affect pollution events
• Strategies to control pollutants based on their properties and features of the environment
• Aquatic food production systems
• Forest resources
• Dynamic equilibria
• Material cycles
• The Circular Economy
What else do I need to know?The course will includes at least 2 days in the field and practical lab work, giving you the opportunity to carry out modern practical and analytical methods currently used in the field.
What are the entry requirements?
How is it assessed?
Paper 1 topics:
• The physical environment
• Energy resources
• Research methods
Paper 2 topics:
• The living environment
• Biological resources
• Research methods
What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
What can I do next?
How do I find out more?
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