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

Key course information

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3 years

University Level

5470.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Lackham campus and franchised 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 three years study.

female student smiling in the outdoors with a notepad
female student smiling in the outdoors with a notepad

What will I learn?

After completing three years of study, you will gain a Foundation Degree (FdSc) Environmental Science and Sustainability. The course includes modules in the following subjects:

Year One:
Essential Biology for Environmental Science
Introduction to Ecological Science
Academic Writing Skills
Environmental Geography

Year Two:

Mathematics for Science
Practical Laboratory Skills
Biodiversity and Conservation
Human Impact on the Environment

Year Three:

Professional Development Portfolio
Work Related Project
Sustainable Energy and the Environment
Sustainability and Management in Practice

Please note: Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS Tariff Points (to normally include Biology), e.g. A Levels at grades C and E, an AVCE Double Award at EE or a BTEC / City and Guilds National Technical Diploma. 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 TOEFL 550, IELTS 6.0 or direct equivalents.

If you do not have sufficient experience or formal qualifications, you may be eligible to attend the Foundation Year of your chosen Foundation Degree provided you meet the minimum entry requirements.

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.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme via the college website. 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 Wiltshire College & University Centre 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?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

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