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Ecological & Environmental Sciences with Management

CN12

4 years

Full-time

BSc

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 555 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, to include two of Biology*, Chemistry*, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Managing Environmental Resources, Mathematics* and Physics*; with National 5 Mathematics at Grade B (*include at least one).
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include two from Biology*, Chemistry*, Mathematics*, Physics*, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology; with GCSE Mathematics at Grade B (*include at least one).
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma with 555 at HL to include two of Biology*, Chemistry*, Mathematics*, Physics*, Geology or Geography (*include at least one).

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section

  • About English language requirements

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4
Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points with 555 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, to include two of Biology*, Chemistry*, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Managing Environmental Resources, Mathematics* and Physics*; with National 5 Mathematics at Grade B (*include at least one).
  • A Levels: ABB in one sitting, to include two from Biology*, Chemistry*, Mathematics*, Physics*, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology; with GCSE Mathematics at Grade B (*include at least one).
  • IB: 32 points overall and award of IB Diploma with 555 at HL to include two of Biology*, Chemistry*, Mathematics*, Physics*, Geology or Geography (*include at least one).

Alternative qualifications

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section

  • About English language requirements

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4
Other entry pathways

Entry to many degrees in Science & Engineering is possible via other qualifications (eg HNC/D, Access, SWAP).

More information

Overview

You can combine your study of ecological and environmental sciences with the study of management.

In addition to the above, you will be able to study management courses from the University of Edinburgh Business School and the School of Economics as well as from schools across the College of Science & Engineering. This programme is particularly relevant to those seeking careers in policymaking, consultancy or in the management of natural resources.

What you will study

This is a course for students who want to combine their interest in the environment with an understanding of business and management.

You will be able to study management courses from both the University of Edinburgh Business School and Schools across the College of Science & Engineering.

Year 1

You will be introduced to fundamental aspects of ecology through compulsory courses Origin and Diversity of Life and Biology, Ecology and Environment, introducing the organisation of ecological communities and the influence of the environment on living organisms.

You will also undertake a mathematical course, such as Quantification in the Life Sciences.

In addition, you will be able to select courses from other academic areas, some directly related, such as geography, chemistry or geology, and some that may help to widen career opportunities, including modern languages, computing, management and business studies.

Year 2

You will start your second year with a nine-day field course (Field Ecology) which runs immediately after the end of the second semester of Year 1. During the year you will also study Principles of Ecology, and Soil, Water and Atmospheric Processes.

You can choose other courses, including Animal Biology, The Green Planet, Oceanography and Environmental Chemistry.

Year 3

You will continue with compulsory ecology courses, including Ecological Measurement, Ecological and Environmental Analysis, and Population and Community Ecology. (Please note: Ecological and Environmental Analysis is likely to be taught in Year 2 from 2015/16.)

You will also choose at least one of the courses Natural Resource Management or Environmental Pollution. In addition, you will attend a week-long summer field course at the University's outdoor centre on Loch Tay in the Scottish Highlands.

Alternatively, there are opportunities to spend Year 3 abroad through one of the University's exchange programmes.

Year 4

You will continue to study compulsory ecology courses, including a week-long summer residential field trip in Argyll, and choose from a wide selection of option courses, learning at the cutting edge of various ecological and environmental disciplines. You will also complete a specialised honours dissertation, with individual supervision.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through a combination of tutorials, lectures, practical classes and fieldwork. In your final years you will undertake more private study and will receive individual supervision with your honours dissertation project.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by coursework and examinations and, in Year 4, a dissertation.

Study abroad

There are opportunities for a year abroad.

Programme structure

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Details

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