Quick fact

  • You will study in multiple countries

What will I learn?


Our BSc Environmental Science programme is XJTLU’s foundational environmental degree, enabling you to learn the science behind the Earth’s amazing complexity and its environmental processes, and to help prepare you to take a role in improving the future of our planet. Our staff include research experts and environmental practitioners who will share with you their practical and theoretical insights so that you emerge from your degree with an understanding of how to measure, evaluate, and make decisions about environmental issues.

We have specialised teams working in the areas of: biogeochemistry and environmental chemistry; soil, plant and invertebrate ecology; and physical geography and geomorphology. From day one of your degree you will take a hands-on approach to the collection and analysis of environmental data in the field and laboratory. You will have the opportunity to learn sophisticated laboratory techniques and data analysis, such as the utilisation of Geographical Information Systems. You will have the opportunity to work and learn in inspiring places where you will gain practical field experience.

Our programme will expand your worldview and enable you to learn about Earth system processes at a range of scales, from local and regional to national and global. You’ll engage with issues relating to major world problems such as biodiversity loss, climate change, and disruption of the earth’s chemical cycles on which we depend to live. You will uncover the complexities in environmental decision making and discover ways to engage in environmental management. Throughout the programme you will develop a wide range of practical skills to increase your employability.

Our programme encourages you to pursue your interests and shape your ambitions. Our degree offers you meaningful opportunities to develop research, or to gain insights from industry leaders in the environmental private sector and non-governmental organisations through our department’s Development Advisory Board, a panel of distinguished environmental professions from China and overseas. You will also have the opportunity to engage with other important professionals and their organisations through field trips that are embedded in modules and work placement opportunities offered or recommended by our department.


  • Outstanding academic staff and teaching and research platforms;
  • International standard curriculum that helps you to find your potential and which will increase your career competitiveness;
  • Focus on integration of global development with expertise in solutions to environmental problems;
  • Research-led teaching with emphasis on research in areas where humanity faces severe challenges.


You will have a wide range of career options including:

  • environmental consultant
  • governmental policy maker
  • environmental impact assessment specialist
  • laboratory scientist
  • geographic information systems analyst
  • ecosystem restoration engineer
  • environmental education officer
  • green technology specialist
  • nature conservation officer
  • waste management officer
  • waster quality scientist.


University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 or 4 years) - multiple study locations

Tuition fees
¥88,000.00 (US$ 12,443) per year
All international students who accept their offer by 1 May 2019 will automatically qualify for a RMB 8,000 early bird discount
Start date

Expected September 2019


Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

111 Ren Ai Road, Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,



215123, China

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applications from high quality candidates in all subject areas, with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Students have the following requirements are

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two.

A-level: BBB

IB: 30 points

SAT: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three SAT subject tests of at least 600 in each subject, if you took the SAT before March 2016.

AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.

English Language Requirements

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If you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

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