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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Environmental Science and Sustainability (full-time)



Study Mode

University Level

Start Date



2 years


£8200.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Lackham campus and awarded by Bournemouth University, the aim of the programme is to prepare you for working in a scientific environment specialising in ecology, biodiversity and conservational fields.This course will give you the vocational skills and knowledge to be attractive to employers at the end of the two years study.

What will I learn?

The course includes modules in the following subjects:

Year One:

- Environmental Geography

- Introduction to Ecological Science

- Essential Biology for Environmental Science

- Mathematics for Science

- Academic Writing Skills

- Practical Laboratory Skills

Year Two:

- Professional Development Portfolio

- Human Impact on the Environment

- Work Related Project

- Biodiversity and Conservation

- Sustainability Energy and the Environment

- Sustainability and Management in Practice

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment includes reports, coursework, practical skills, presentations and exams.

All modules are designed to enable you to engage in new areas of knowledge to acquire practical experience of a range of activities relevant to your employment within the environmental science industry and to encourage you to engage in critical reflection.

You will be given the opportunity to participate in lectures and workshops, plan and deliver presentations to your peers, research areas of relevance to the degree programme, critically evaluate the validity and implications of information and work with a wide variety of environmental science hardware and software.

Entry Requirements

You should normally have:

- 48 UCAS Tariff Points (normally to include Biology).

- 5 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above which includes English, Maths and Science (or equivalent).

Experiential learning will be considered for mature students with appropriate work experience (at least 2 years), evidence (portfolio) and references. Please contact the college for further information.

If your first language is not English, you must offer evidence of qualifications in written and spoken English. Acceptable qualifications are IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

If you do not have sufficient experience or formal qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for the college's Access to Higher Education course provided you meet the entry requirements.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme via UCAS.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is B50.

The UCAS course code for this programme is F449.

The cost of this programme is £8,200 per year.

You may be required to buy textbooks to support your studies.

You will be required to buy a lab coat at a cost of £22.50 which can be purchased through the college online shop.

There may be additional costs for educational trips and visits, but these are still to be confirmed.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that the college is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

You will have the theoretical and practical knowledge which would benefit any employer in the environmental science field.On successful completion of the course, you can achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree by progressing onto a top-up year (level 6) and you will be offered an interview at Bournemouth University.

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