Course Comparison

BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Sustainability BSc (Hons) Environmental Chemistry
Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
3 years 3 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Full-time Full-time
(+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Plymouth Plymouth
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Entry requirements
A level: 104-112 points, to include a minimum of 2 A levels and preferably from one of the following subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, Use of Maths, Applied Science, Biology or Human Biology, Statistics, Science in the Environment, Design Technology. General Studies not accepted.
IB: 26-27 points overall from an International Baccalaureate, to include science/technology related subjects. English and mathematics must be included.
BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: DMM preferably from a science/technology related subject.
BTEC National Diploma modules:
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
GCSE: mathematics grade C required. English language grade C or above.
Access: pass an Access to HE Diploma (science based) with at least 33 credits at merit, and to include at least 12 credits in a relevant science units at merit. Including GCSE English and Maths grade C or above or equivalent.
T level: Merit, science/technology related subjects.
Applications from international students and those with no recent formal qualifications are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis.
Direct entry to year two or the final year is possible.
Accepted subject include: applied science, animal management, countryside management, forensic science.
The BSc (Hons) Environmental Science course is also available for Intercalating students
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary
A level
Three A levels to include at least a B/C in Chemistry and one further subject from the below:
Maths, Physics, Statistics, Geology, Environmental Science, Biology or Human Biology, Use of Maths, Applied Science, Science in the Environment, Engineering,
Psychology or Design Technology – Product Design Economics. 
BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
Candidates may be interviewed before an offer is made. 18 units, Grade DMM. Science related including chemistry units.
Access to Higher Education at level 3
Candidates may be interviewed before an offer is made. Pass in Access to HE Diploma in Science with at least 33 credits at Merit and / or Distinction and to include at least 15 credits in Chemistry with Merit including Ordinary Level Grade C/4 Maths and English
Welsh Baccalaureate
Can be used to replace one A level alongside two others to include chemistry.  
Irish Leaving Certificate
112 points to include H3 in chemistry
International Baccalaureate
28 overall to include 5/4 at HL Chemistry, plus one further from table above sciences subjects.
English and Maths accepted within
If Advanced Level = 4+ (A1) or 5 (A2/B)
If Standard Level = 5+ (A1) or 6 (A2/B)
If overseas and not studying English within IB, must have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all other elements. Read more about International students – English language requirements