Environmental Science Undergraduate Courses

The ever-increasing demands on our planet have created a series of global challenges for both our environment and our resource requirements. These can only be solved through the development of a multidisciplinary workforce and innovative thinkers.

Our Environmental Sustainability course is designed to meet the growing demand for graduates skilled in shaping innovative solutions that have a positive impact on environmental and sustainability issues.

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You will learn in a wide range of facilities which will equip you with the applied skills to help mitigate today's environmental issues, and identify those which may emerge in the future. Our equipment and software include:

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Environmental Sustainability facilities

Study in modern and well-equipped surroundings, including our Aquatic Research Centre and the Scanning Electronic Microscope lab.

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Career ready

The importance of sustainability is increasingly recognised by government, industry and non-governmental organisation’s (NGO’s). As these organisations develop more sustainable operating models, opportunities are being created for graduates with sustainability expertise. Areas you could go into include:

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Student stories

Our students and graduates are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. Let our students and graduates tell you theirs.

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