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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Environmental Science

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
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Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees38690/Yr
Fees (International Student)43830/Yr
FacultyFaculty of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEnvironmental Protection
Course Description

Knowledge of environmental science is important in understanding the effects of human actions on the environment and the effective environmental limits on societies and economies. It is also increasingly important as a guide to better management. 

This course develops a fundamental scientific understanding of environmental and ecological processes and systems, such as how factors like pollution of the air, soil or water affect life. Such knowledge is fundamental to an enormous range of environmental issues on a global scale.

Course structure

In addition to key principles, theories and current knowledge in environmental science, the modules offered will allow you to develop skills in the collection, processing and analysis of environmental data, and in scientific analysis and communication for the development and evaluation of policy. You will also undertake practical training in the techniques of environmental management. 

Exposure to a wide range of perspectives on environmental processes and issues can play an important part in your academic development and career prospects. As a result we have designed the course to enable you to study modules contributed by other Schools, including the School of Geography, in addition to those within the School of Biosciences.

Curriculum

Semester 1

  • Environmental Science and Society
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • The Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems
  • Dissertation in Environmental Science (YL)
  • Global Environmental Processes (YL)

Semester 2

  • Plant Science
  • Introductory Geology
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Dissertation in Environmental Science (YL)
  • Global Environmental Processes (YL)
  • Natural Resources of Malaysia

 

Semester 3

  • Soil Science
  • Climate Change Science
  • Research and Professional Skills for Environmental Scientists
  • Tropical Environmental Science Field Course
Optional Module
 
  • Site Investigation
  • Development and the Environment
  • Patterns of Life 

Semester 4

  • Professional Skills for Bioscientists
  • Hydrogeochemistry
  • Environmental Change

Optional Module

  • Earth Observation
  • Environmental Field Course 

Semester 5

Core YL Research Project

  • UG Research Project (YL)

Optional modules

  • Plant Microbe Interactions
  • Contaminant Fate & Impact in the Environment
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Water Resource Management (YL)

Semester 6

Core YL Research Project

  • UG Research Project (YL)

Optional modules

  • Soil and Water Pollution and Reclamation
  • Plants and Their Environment
  • Advanced Environmental Assessment
  • Introduction to Tropical Conservation Science
  • Applied Bioethics: Sustainable Food Production, Biotechnology and Environment
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Water Resource Management (YL)
  • Tropical Ecology 
Entry Requirements
Entry requirements

A level

BBC, including 2 science subjects, preferably biology and chemistry. Other science subjects, such as mathematics, physics or geography are accepted 

IB Diploma

 
28 points,  with specified grades in science subjects 

STPM

 
B+B+B or grade points of 3.33 in at least 2 science subjects and 3.00 in one other science subject 

UEC

 
4 As, including chemistry and biology, excluding Chinese language 

SAM/AUSMAT/HSC

 
ATAR (UAI)/TER/ENTER 82  

Canadian Pre-U

 
86% average based on 6 subjects 

SPM/GCSE/IGCSE

 
Students who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE must have Grade B in mathematics 

Foundation

 
Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme. Those studying biotechnology and plant biotechnology must pass all biotechnology modules 

Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

English language requirements

IELTS: 

6.0 (with no elements below 5.5)

TOEFL (iBT): 

79 (with no elements below 19) 

PTE (Academic):

55 (minimum 51)

SPM: 

grade B+ 

1119 (GCE O): 

grade C 

GCSE/IGCSE: 

grade C 

UEC: 

grade B3 

IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  

4 points 

IB English B HL: 

4 points 

IB English B SL:  

5 points 

Muet Band 5 

may also be considered 

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

Intake Months

September

Career Prospects

University of Nottingham environmental science graduates are working in environmentally-related fields all over the world. Graduates find they have the skills and confidence to equip them for employment in environmental consultancies,conservation and research agencies, local authorities,government agencies, universities and industry. Many graduates go on to undertake postgraduate research degrees in environmentally-related areas.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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