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Environmental Science

Environmental Science courses

Explore the world around you with environmental science, which is part of the School of Environmental Sciences, which sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Opportunities to gain practical experience abroad, plus our extensive range of module choices, let you build a degree course that’s perfect for you and your ambitions. Employability is at the heart of our courses, which is why we're ranked Top 10 for Graduate Prospects.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Environmental Science

    Now more than ever, we need scientists who understand the forces shaping our planet. That's where you come in. Choose this degree, and from day one you'll tackle real problems, find real solutions and start making a real difference to the world.

  • Earth and Environmental Science

    Designed for geoscientists with a passion to drive an environmentally-sensitive future, this degree will prepare you for a career in the wide range of Earth and Environmental Science industries.

  • Geography BA

    Get to grips with complex social, economic and political processes with our BA Geography degree course. Apply today to begin developing your understanding.

  • Geography BSc

    Uncover the dynamic processes allied with human & physical geography with our BSc Geography degree. Apply today to begin developing your new skills.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc Artificial Intelligence


    Advance your knowledge of artificial intelligence and get ready to lead in this fast-moving field on our part-time, online MSC Artificial Intelligence course.

Postgraduate Research


Choosing Hull opens up a world of opportunity. You’ll get the chance to experience horizon-expanding field trips to far-flung parts of the globe. And closer to home, our botanical gardens offer a stunning location for teaching and field work exercises.


The core Environmental Impact Assessment module and the optional field studies give you the chance to apply your skills in a choice of settings and destinations.


Throughout your degree, you'll spend much of your time conducting day-to-day field work and research. There are also opportunities for residential field courses in the UK and abroad.


The programme draws on our expertise in biology, geography and geology to make a truly interdisciplinary degree.


Our graduates enjoy outstanding employment prospects. You’ll accumulate a blend of field and lab skills and expertise in environmental monitoring and impact assessment processes. Popular career destinations include biologist, conservationist, fisheries officer, environmental consultant, polar biologist, researcher, zoologist and pharmacologist.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2019/20, published by HESA 2022

95.4% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*


Our research

From tackling climate change to pioneering the use of environmental DNA, our researchers are helping to protect and enhance the world we live in. 85% of our biological and environmental science research is designated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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(Joint 7th) The Guardian University Rankings 2023, Environmental Science courses