Environmental science - exchange modules

Environmental science at the University of Plymouth has a forty-year track record of providing research, consultancy and graduates for the environmental sector. We provide successful, professionally accredited courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have the largest number of international students within the faculty and collaborative research, expeditions and teaching partnerships with world leading universities and institutions in South East Asia.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying environmental science at the University of Plymouth. Further information including module descriptors can be found on our course pages:

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • ENVS1001 - Carbon in environmental systems (4 weeks) 
  • ENVS1002 - The physical environment
  • ENVS1003 - The biosphere

Semester 2:

  • ENVS1007 - Environmental pollution 
  • ENVS1007 - Environmental management and protection
  • ENVS1007 - Environmental hazards (4 weeks)
  • ENVS1007 - Sustainable Futures (4 weeks)
  • ENVS1007 - Our ocean planet (4 weeks)
  • ENVS1007 - Solving chemical problems (4 weeks) 

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • ENVS2001 - Environmental field and research skills
  • ENVS2003 - Environmental management and sustainability
  • ENVS2004 - Environmental issues and communication
  • OS207 - Scientific diving
Semester 2:

  • ENVS2002 - Environmental expedition
  • ENVS2005 - Weather and climate
  • ENVS2006 - Natural ecosystems and their conservation
  • ENVS2007 - Environmental pollution
  • OS205 - Managing human impacts in the marine environment

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • ENVS3004 - Interdisciplinary approaches to environmental science
  • ENVS3005 - Global environmental perspectives 

Semester 2: 

  • ENVS3008 - Biodiversity management in tropical ecosystems
  • ENVS3009 - Waste management
  • ENVS3011 - Climate change: adaptation and mitigation
  • GGP3204 - Biological conservation
  • OS307 - Marine conservation policy and planning
  • OS309 - Marine pollution and environmental change