BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

Our innovative environmental science degree will equip you to tackle the world’s environmental problems. Study at Stirling and be the difference in protecting our planet.

Environmental Science

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September or January
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code F900
  • Study abroad opportunities


Institute of Environmental Sciences,Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences

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If you want a career tackling the world's most pressing environmental challenges this is the course for you.

Today’s environmental scientists are challenged to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity and the sustainable provision of energy, food, and clean water.

Stirling is a hub for conservation and environmental organisations. It's a superb place to study Environmental Science. We were one of the first UK universities to introduce an Environmental Science degree and our course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

You’ll gain a scientific grounding and relevant, employable and in-demand skills. Specialist skills modules are included in each semester of our course, and regular careers sessions are embedded into core teaching. Field training is a fundamental element that includes field courses in the UK and international destinations.

At Stirling, we’re passionate about Environmental Science and offering you innovative, interdisciplinary and research-led teaching that’ll inspire you to be the difference, and protect our society and the planet.

Top reasons to study with us

This course is accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). CHES is the collective voice of the environmental sciences and related disciplines in higher and further education.

Altajir Scholarships (£500) are awarded to the highest performing students in year 3 of the BSc/MSci course. Research-based learning prizes are awarded for the best dissertation in 4th year.

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What our students said

Olivia Azevedo
Olivia Azevedo
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
Stirling seemed like the perfect place to study...the feedback from students is very positive and there is an access course that allowed me to get the necessary qualifications to apply for the degree of my choice.
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Karen Lai
Karen Lai
Hong Kong
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
I have met a lot of great people here, from across the world and of all ages. It has also helped me a lot with my course too, as well as my perception of different environmental issues and how we can do better as a community.
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Laura Whyte
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
The University of Stirling has links with conservation organisations which allowed me to volunteer and gain fieldwork skills I otherwise would not have. I worked with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to monitor hen harrier populations at Flanders Moss just outside of Stirling.
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