Environmental Earth Sciences BSc (Hons) 2021 entry
Environmental Earth sciences is the science that underpins the global Earth system. Combining aspects of geology, oceanography, biology and geography this degree considers how the oceans, atmosphere, biosphere, and geosphere interact to drive environmental change from early Earth history to the modern era. The course also addresses the main challenges facing society from climate change to environmental degradation.
The degree provides hands-on training in field and laboratory techniques central to environmental and geobiological sciences.
Students interested in this course may also be interested in the Geology BSc or the Earth Sciences MGeol Integrated Masters course, which allows you to graduate with a Master in Geology. There are also Joint Honours degrees in Geology and Biology and Geology and Chemistry.
The BSc in Environmental Earth Sciences from St Andrews is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences conducts leading-edge research worldwide, and in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014, the School was ranked first in the UK based on the impact of its research.
“I chose St Andrews because of the multitude of fieldwork opportunities within and outside of Scotland. The staff are incredibly dedicated to their students and the result is a lively and positive atmosphere. I had absolutely no need to worry about making friends – there are so many University events, societies and sporting activities to get involved in, which means you are always going to find like-minded people.”
Charlotte (Franschhoek, South Africa)