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Environmental Science Degrees

For those keen to study a subject that touches on many of the biggest challenges for the world today, environmental science degrees are a good starting point. Environmental science incorporates the study of the physical, chemical and biological processes that take place on the Earth, as well as the social, political and cultural processes which impact the planet. As an environmental science student, you’ll strive to understand the complex relationships between mankind and the environment, drawing on a diverse range of disciplines.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from an environmental science degree include:

  • Numeracy and data analysis
  • General IT skills
  • General research skills, including use of scientific literature
  • Lab and fieldwork skills
  • Ability to present findings clearly and persuasively
  • Awareness of a range of environmental issues
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives
  • Team work
  • Self-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
  • Critical evaluation
  • Effective and professional communication, both spoken and written