Biosciences and geosciences lie at the heart of sustainable development of our world and the critical issues facing mankind.


Due to the applied sciences used in this degree, a background in biology would be essential.


Studying earth and environmental sciences could lead to a career in molecular biosciences, microbiology, biological chemistry, plant and animal biology, ecology, climate research, earth sciences or meteorology.

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Taking science out of the laboratory

“Taking science out of the laboratory”

When enrolling in a science degree in Australia, don't expect the traditional classroom or laboratory approach, when there are countless opportunities to learn surrounded by world-renown physical environments. Australia is a land like no other. Featuring about one million different native species, … read more

Universities that can change the world

“Universities that can change the world”

A number of institutions have extended their mission statement beyond teaching or training and are now looking at having a positive impact on the planet and the communities we inhabit. Started in 1996, the Albukhary International University (AIU) calls itself a 'Humaniversity'. Its students, who r… read more

Environmental education interning with ECO UNESCO

“Environmental education interning with ECO UNESCO”

For any student, direct experience is vital to securing a first job after graduation. ECO-UNESCO offer a variety of internships for students looking to learn more about the environment and gain experience. ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, affiliated to the W… read more

Environmental studies in Western Australia

“Environmental studies in Western Australia”

Find out the difference between environmental science and environmental management, and why Western Australia is a great place to study either. Around the world, pressures from human populations are having a dramatic impact on the environment, ranging from physical changes to loss of biodiversity. … read more

The differences in environmental science and environmental management

“The differences in environmental science and environmental management”

Here, two professors explain what is involved in some different areas of environmental study. Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, by Professor Kayhan OstovarThe problems society will confront in the coming years are daunting. By the year 2050, it is predicted that human energy demands … read more

Reading the skies: weather forecasting in the UK

“Reading the skies: weather forecasting in the UK”

The UK experiences some of the most changeable weather in the world, so where better to learn how to forecast it? The UK’s national weather service - better known as the Met Office - has a long history of observing and recording the weather’s 
ups and downs and predicting what it may 
do ne… read more

New Zealand: the perfect place to study environmental sciences

“New Zealand: the perfect place to study environmental sciences”

New Zealand is perfectly placed as a centre for research in science, especially environmental and earth sciences, says Dr James Renwick. Science is an approach to looking at and understanding the natural world. It is very much evidence-based, using observations to develop ideas and theories about h… read more

Green, techno and traditional science in New Zealand

“Green, techno and traditional science in New Zealand”

Science is a diverse subject area and New Zealand offers the chance to study in many of the different areas available, from traditional to techno sciences. New Zealand is currently seeing a boom in the demand for science-related graduates for positions and careers in businesses, government organisa… read more