Undergraduate Pathway in Environmental Sciences

Plymouth University hosts both the National Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Centre for Experiential Learning; the latter two were awarded for excellence and national leadership in laboratory-based practical work and fieldwork. Our state-of-the-art laboratories have some of the most advanced equipment in the world and our new Immersive Vision Theatre can virtually place you anywhere -- from the earth's core to another galaxy. Employability is a key aim of the curriculum, and most courses include work-based learning options or work placements designed to prepare you for your future career. All our courses also include overseas fieldwork options, which have seen students travel anywhere from rural France to the rainforests and mountains of Patagonia.
  • Small class sizes (average 15 people).
  • Two possible start dates (January and September).
  • Additional academic and non-academic support.
  • Extra contact time with your tutors.
The undergraduate pathway in Environmental Sciences prepares international applicants to study within the UK academic environment and receive heavily supported instruction towards their chosen Bachelor's degree specialisation.

Pathways at Plymouth University

High School

Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree in Environmental Sciences Stage 3: Second Year Degree Stage 4: Final Year Degree

£12,500 (two semesters)






Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: University Foundation


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  • Biology

  • Practical Methods in Science and Technology

  • Chemistry

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Numerical Techniques 2

  • Physics 1

  • Principles of IC

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Environmental Sciences


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Stage 3: Second Year Degree


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Stage 4: Final Year Degree


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Please note: First, Second and Final Year modules differ depending on the pathway, you can find out more about them on the Plymouth University website by clicking the links below:

Plymouth University degree pathways

Popular Careers

Employment and career options:

Potential careers in: environmental consulting; environmental protection; geotechnical and resource exploration; surveying and planning.

Employers of previous Plymouth University graduates have included: Eden Project; Fugro; Geolog International; Hydro-Logic; Royal Botanic Gardens; Terra Search Pty.

Average starting salaries:

According to The Complete University Guide, average graduate starting salaries for Geography & Environmental Science are £20,284.