What will I learn?

This Environmental Geochemistry degree, with a year's work placement, will prepare you for a career tackling the critical problems facing global society.

Course overview

The first three Stages of this degree follow the same programme as our Environmental Sciences BSc Honours degree.

Between Stages 2 and 3 you take a year-long work placement in a relevant environmental sector, gaining valuable work experience. In Stage 4 you apply your knowledge to important societal problems such as:

  • petroleum exploration and production
  • unconventional geoenergy
  • carbon and nutrient cycling
  • the Earth’s changing climate

Specialist topics include:

  • groundwater contamination and remediation
  • microbiology and microbial transformation of pollutants
  • sources and control of pollutants

Your degree is shaped by the cutting-edge research of our expert staff, so you know your degree is focused on up-to-date and socially important theories and discoveries in the area.

Teaching methods

In stages 1 and 2, just over half of your teaching time will be spent in classroom-based lectures or seminars. The remainder will be made up of field classes, computer classes, and practical lab work.

In stages 4 and 5, greater emphasis is placed on project work, culminating in a final-year project based on a topic of your choice.

Your future

Our environmental science graduates undertake roles such as environmental consultancy and environmental engineering, and find employment with:

  • conservation bodies such as Natural England
  • the Environment Agency
  • water companies
  • local government environmental health departments
  • other environmental protection agencies

The earth and environmental science sectors have grown rapidly over the past decade and as a result, there's a high demand for graduates in this field. There are new career opportunities in both the public and private sector.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering (Civil)

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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