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fh88 - Enviro Sci (Clean Tech) with Placement

Environmental Sciences (Clean Technology) with Placement MEnvSci Honours

UCAS Code: FH88 (5 Years)

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Course Overview

This degree provides you with a firm foundation in the environmental sciences before you specialise in clean technology. You'll boost your employability with a year-long work placement and a year of advanced study at Master's level.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
FH88

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
MEnvSci Honours

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Course Duration
5 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB
IB: 34 points

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Opportunities

The first three Stages of this degree follow the same programme as our Environmental Sciences BSc Honours degree.

Between Stages 2 and 3 you take a year-long work placement in a relevant environmental sector, gaining valuable work experience.

In Stage 4 you specialise in environmental management and sustainable development in an industrial context.

You cover the environmental issues surrounding industrial processes. You'll learn how to minimise pollution and resource usage whilst operating a productive company.

Specialist modules include:

  • business and environmental management
  • pollution monitoring
  • sustainable design and manufacture

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Course Details

Modules for 2016 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2016 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2017 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2017).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You select 40 credits from the following list:

To progress to Stage 3 of this degree programme, you are required to obtain an average over all modules taken at Stage 2 of at least 55, with no more than 20 credits lower than 50.

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more on about Work Placements.

If you choose a Careers Placement year, you complete the following compulsory module:

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You select 50 credits from the following list:

To progress to Stage 4 of this degree programme, you are required to obtain an average over all modules taken at Stage 3 of at least 55, with no more than 20 credits lower than 50.

Stage 4

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You will take 20 credits from the following modules:

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Environmental Science careers

The environmental sector has grown rapidly over the last decade. Increasing environmental legislation means there are many new employment areas in industry and the public sector.

Our graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of organisations including the European Parliament, Meteorological Office and Oxfam.

Our Countryside Management and Rural Studies graduates most commonly end up in land-based and environmental careers, such as:

  • chartered surveying
  • as a rights of way officer
  • as part of a local conservation team working for local authorities, charities and pressure groups

Additionally, government organisations and private firms provide openings for agricultural or environmental advisers.

Our environmental science graduates undertake roles such as environmental consultancy and environmental engineering, and find employment with:

  • conservation bodies such as Natural England
  • the Environment Agency
  • water companies
  • local government environmental health departments
  • other environmental protection agencies

Our graduates have also successfully pursued careers in teaching, and non-environmental careers such as accountancy, banking, retail and personnel management, the armed forces, the police force, the Inland Revenue and other Civil Service departments, journalism and publishing.

The scope and flexibility of our degrees means there are also opportunities for postgraduate training at Newcastle University and other research institutes.

Find out more about the career options for Environmental and Rural Studies from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

 

Fees & Funding

 

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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