Course Comparison

BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Sustainability BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography
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
Normal minimum entry requirements are 104 - 112 UCAS points, a typical offer is 112 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. To also including GCSE English and Mathematics grade C /4 or above or equivalent. 
BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM. The full list of modules should be stated and it would be expected to include a range of topics complementary to geography. Individual advice can be provided by the admissions tutor. To also include GCSE English and Mathematics grade C /4 or above or equivalent. 
Access to Higher Education at level 3
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. science, humanities, combined), (including GCSE English and Mathematics grade C /4 or above or equivalent) with at least 33 credits at merit. 
Welsh Baccalaureate
Happy to consider Welsh Baccalaureate in combination with other qualifications. 
Scottish Qualifications Authority
104-112 UCAS points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers.   
Irish Leaving Certificate
104 to 112 UCAS points – English and Maths considered within.
International Baccalaureate
26-27 points overall. English and Mathematics must be included.  
Progression from foundation year geography
Students who pass the Plymouth foundation year geography programme are guaranteed progression to a choice of one of the BSc/BA (Hons) geography programmes. Detailed advice will be provided by the Admissions Tutor.