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Environmental Sciences: field-based learning

Our Environmental Sciences degrees are built-in with cutting-edge training to help you develop the essential skills to become a dynamic member of this industry.

Observation skills and critical thinking

On your Environmental Sciences undergraduate degree, you’ll go on a range of local field trips as well as on an international trip to Tenerife, one of the most varied landscapes in the world due to its unique geographical properties. We also have a field trip closer to home in Dorset which you can find out more about by viewing the video below:

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These trips will enhance your observational and assessment skills so that you can record changing environmental information. You’ll use your learned theory to critically analyse your gathered data to identify vital insight.

Technical skills

On your Environment Sciences undergraduate degree, you’ll use software such as Geographic Information System (GIS), a system that captures, stores, manipulates and analyses geographical data. This equips you with the technical skills to tackle a range of ecological issues.

Lab skills

On your Environment Sciences degree, you get to use our labs from day one to help you develop your scientific skills. You’ll have access to basic laboratory equipment and work your way up to more specialist equipment in our main Teaching Laboratory which can hold up to 80 people.

You’ll use equipment such as our MARS Microwave to evaluate your gathered samples and you’ll then use our ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometry) machine to further analyse these samples.

These activities will start to motivate you to develop your own unique research project as part of your dissertation.

Career skills

All our undergraduate and postgraduate Environmental Sciences degrees include optional work placement opportunities.

On your Environmental Sciences undergraduate degrees, you’ll develop your career skills on our Leadership for Sustainability module.

 

Environmental Sciences BSc field trips in Europe

  • Dorset field trip - Lulworth cove

    Dorset field trip - Lulworth cove

  • Dorset field trip - sampling macro invertebrates

    Dorset field trip - sampling macro invertebrates

  • Dorset field trip - Weymouth Beach - preparing a transect for plastic on beach project

    Dorset field trip - Weymouth Beach - preparing a transect for plastic on beach project

  • Dorset field trip - Weymouth Beach plastic project

    Dorset field trip - Weymouth Beach plastic project

  • Tenerife field trip - Atlantic spotted dolphins

    Tenerife field trip - Atlantic spotted dolphins

  • Tenerife field trip - cliffs near Los Gigantes

    Tenerife field trip - cliffs near Los Gigantes

  • Tenerife field trip - dinner at the hotel

    Tenerife field trip - dinner at the hotel

  • Tenerife field trip - echium wildpretii with bee

    Tenerife field trip - echium wildpretii with bee

  • Tenerife field trip - euphorbia canariensis at Malpais ge Guimar

    Tenerife field trip - euphorbia canariensis at Malpais ge Guimar

  • Tenerife field trip - exploring the caldera

    Tenerife field trip - exploring the caldera

  • Tenerife field trip - field course leaders

    Tenerife field trip - field course leaders

  • Tenerife field trip - fish congregaring under the boat

    Tenerife field trip - fish congregaring under the boat

  • Tenerife field trip - hot day in the field in Mt Teide National Park

    Tenerife field trip - hot day in the field in Mt Teide National Park

  • Tenerife field trip - La Tarta del Teide (the cake)

    Tenerife field trip - La Tarta del Teide (the cake)

  • Tenerife field trip - Laurel forest ar Anaga National Park

    Tenerife field trip - Laurel forest ar Anaga National Park

  • Tenerife field trip - learning about pyroclastic flow

    Tenerife field trip - learning about pyroclastic flow

  • Tenerife field trip - listening to Ignacio at Anaga National Park

    Tenerife field trip - listening to Ignacio at Anaga National Park

  • Tenerife field trip - listening to Ignacio at Malpais de Guimar

    Tenerife field trip - listening to Ignacio at Malpais de Guimar

  • Tenerife field trip - Pico del Teide

    Tenerife field trip - Pico del Teide

  • Tenerife field trip - shirt fin pilot whales

    Tenerife field trip - shirt fin pilot whales

  • Tenerife field trip - walk in Mt Teide National Park

    Tenerife field trip - walk in Mt Teide National Park

  • Tenerife field trip - Western Canaries Lizard

    Tenerife field trip - Western Canaries Lizard

  • Tenerife field trip - working at the hotel

    Tenerife field trip - working at the hotel

  • UK field trip - analysing soil pH

    UK field trip - analysing soil pH

  • UK field trip - common seals in Essex

    UK field trip - common seals in Essex

  • UK field trip - Dockey Wood at Ashridge

    UK field trip - Dockey Wood at Ashridge

  • UK field trip - grassland habitats near Ivinghoe Beacon

    UK field trip - grassland habitats near Ivinghoe Beacon

  • UK field trip - habitat restoration at College Lake

    UK field trip - habitat restoration at College Lake

  • UK field trip - Himalayan Balsam on the River Pinn

    UK field trip - Himalayan Balsam on the River Pinn

  • UK field trip - looking for gall wasps near River Pinn

    UK field trip - looking for gall wasps near River Pinn

  • UK field trip - soil testing in Oxfordshire

    UK field trip - soil testing in Oxfordshire

  • UK field trip - tree canopy in Ruislip Woods

    UK field trip - tree canopy in Ruislip Woods

 

Choose your Environmental Sciences degree at Brunel