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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*, Geography, Geology, Managing Environmental Resources, Mathematics* and Physics*; with Standard Grade Mathematics at Grade 2 (*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 to include two of Biology*, Chemistry*, Mathematics*, Physics*, Geology or Geography (*include at least one) at HL Grade 5, plus one further subject at HL Grade 5.

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:

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 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).

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

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*, Geography, Geology, Managing Environmental Resources, Mathematics* and Physics*; with Standard Grade Mathematics at Grade 2 (*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 to include two of Biology*, Chemistry*, Mathematics*, Physics*, Geology or Geography (*include at least one) at HL Grade 5, plus one further subject at HL Grade 5.

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:

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 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).

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

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, such as the origins and diversity of life, the organisation of ecological communities and the influence of the environment on living organisms.

You will also undertake a quantification 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 study the principles of ecology and field ecology and also soil, water and atmospheric processes.

You can choose other topics, including global environmental processes, 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. you will choose at least one of the courses on natural resource management, and environmental pollution. As part of ecological measurement you will also attend one field course at the University’s outdoor centre at Loch Tay in the Scottish Highlands.

Alternatively, there are opportunities to spend your third year abroad through one of the University’s exchange programmes.

Year 4

You will continue to study compulsory courses and choose from a wide selection. 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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