BSc Environmental Science

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BSc Environmental Science

University College Cork
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  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


Environmental Science is the study of physical, chemical and biological processes of the Earth and of human interactions with these processes.  It uses a multi-disciplinary perspective to consider approaches to protecting, preserving and managing the environment.

Environmental Science has become more important in recent years because of the need to protect the natural and human environment for present and future generations.

Environmental issues such as climate change, conserving biodiversity, management of waste and natural resources, production of energy and protecting human health are now high on the agenda of all governments, resulting in more stringent regulations and standards. This in turn has created a greater need for knowledgeable and appropriately trained Environmental Scientists.

Dealing with these current and future environmental issues requires a multidisciplinary approach, an open mind, and problem-solving skills.

Admission Requirements

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

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This degree provides you with an essential grounding in the relevant science disciplines (biological, chemical, earth, physical and mathematical), together with hands-on experience and an understanding of the science behind key environmental issues.

On graduation you will be well-equipped to make a valuable contribution to the environmental sector or to help solve the environmental problems of the future.

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