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BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

UCAS Code F900 Part-time study available Fast-track your degree

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
  • Download course leaflet
  • 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 a Environmental Science degree and our course is accredited by the Institute 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, Iceland and Spain.

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 programme 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 academic community and serves to enhance the quality of environmental education worldwide. A programme accredited by CHES is assured to meet high standards, contain a strong component of practical, field and theoretical activities, and has excellent opportunities for training, work experience and links to the professional environmental sector. Students enrolled on CHES accredited programmes can apply for free Student Membership of the IES and for a fast-track route to membership once they graduate, starting you on a route towards becoming a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Scientist.

Benefits of accreditation for our students include:

  • Free student membership of the Institution of Environmental Sciences.
  • First steps on an environmental career path that could take them to Chartered Status.
  • Exclusive access to the members’ area on the IES website, with news about jobs and events.
  • Electronic copies of Environmental Scientist journal.
  • Free or reduced entry to IES events.

Altajir Scholarships (£500) are awarded to the highest performing students in year 3 of the BSc/MSci programme. 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
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