Environmental Sciences and Technology (DC166)

Gain the skills to apply science for the good of our environment
To study Environmental Sciences and Technology apply using the CAO code DC166 or Chemical Sciences General Entry (DC163) upon successful completion of Year 1
Why is it exciting?

If you are interested in our environment and are looking for a career exploring and understanding the impact of changes to it, then Environmental Sciences and Technology is the course for you.

Providing you with the skills and experience you need to contribute to technical solutions and advanced innovations through application of chemistry, physics and biology. The degree explores the environment, the technologies used for its analysis, and the behaviour impacted by our activities from a scientific perspective.

What will I study?

In years 1 and 2 you will learn the essential knowledge of chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology, ensuring that you understand all the sciences from an environmental perspective.

Climate change science is introduced in year 3 and encouraged through field work. You will continue to develop environmental aspects of biotechnology, chemistry and physics and will work in industry as part of our industrial training programme (INTRA).

Final year consists of carrying out a semester-long research project with environmentally relevant topics offered across the entire Faculty of Science and Health.

Training for the future

The programme encourages scientists to explore and understand the impact of changes to our environment. Environmental scientists are needed to provide technical solutions and advanced innovations for reducing our negative impact on the environment and the challenges we face.


Graduates from BSc in Environmental Sciences and Technology are well placed to work for non-governmental organisations and environmental protection agencies but could also choose to undertake further studies and research in a topic of interest.