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

Key course information



3 years

University Level

6000.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Salisbury campus, the Foundation Year will firstly give you the underpinning knowledge needed to prepare you for successful completion of the Foundation Degree, which is delivered at our Lackham campus.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?

The course includes modules in the following subjects:

Year One:

Foundations in Biology
Foundations in Chemistry
Mathematical Science Skills
Practical Science

Year Two:

Environmental Geography
Introduction to Ecological Science
Essential Biology for Environmental Science
Mathematics for Science
Academic Writing Skills
Practical Laboratory Skills

Year Three:

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.

Entry Requirements

If you are applying for the Foundation Year, you should normally have 3 GCSEs in English, Science and Maths at grade C (4) or equivalent with level 3 qualifications; 32 UCAS Tariff Points, but not necessarily within science subjects.

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 environmmental science hardware and software.

Additional Costs and Information

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

The cost of this programme is £8,200 per year (£14,500 for international students) for the Foundation Degree and £6,000 per year for the Foundation Year.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is B50.

The UCAS course code for this programme is F448.

You may be required to purchase 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 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.

You will have the theoretical and practical knowledge which would benefit any employer in the environmental science field.You can achieve a full BSc by progressing onto a top-up year (level 6).The college is in partnership with Bournemouth University and you will be offered an interview for entry onto level 6 if desired.

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