BSc Environmental Science

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The BSc in Environmental Science programme gives you an understanding of the natural world and environmental problems caused by development. The programme combines biology, chemistry, mathematical and statistical methods and earth sciences into one subject. Specialized teams of experts work in biogeochemistry and environmental chemistry; soil, plant and invertebrate ecology; and physical geography and geomorphology.

You will learn to apply problem-solving skills to some of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. Furthermore, you will gain field skills through participating in international field trips in coastal and mountain environments, learning about surveying and interviewing key community stakeholders.

Why should I study Environmental Science at XJTLU?

  • Use a hands-on approach to learn the science of environmental processes at a range of scales, from local and regional to national and global
  • Gain knowledge from research-led teaching with emphasis on research in areas where humanity faces severe challenges, such as biodiversity loss, climate change and disruption of the earth’s chemical cycles
  • Uncover the complexities in environmental decision-making and discover ways to engage in environmental management as you gain insights from industry leaders and non-governmental organizations
  • Take advantage of new purpose-built laboratories (17 million RMB) designed to support lab practicals and undergraduate research and learn sophisticated laboratory techniques and data analysis, such as use of Geographical Information Systems
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Qualification XJTLU BSc Environmental Science University of Liverpool BSc Environmental Science More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BSc in Environmental Science, you will have:

  • problem-solving competencies across the major programme focus areas of ecological, geophysical and chemical systems
  • the ability to demonstrate a high degree of scientific literacy, including an understanding of how scientific knowledge is constructed in the programme focus areas
  • a firm grasp of fundamental and applied scientific perspective and a proficiency in laboratory- and field-based analysis
  • the ability to communicate to scientists and the public about regional and global issues and their relationship to society from a scientific perspective, promoting multicultural understanding of environmental issues and their importance.

I love the learning environment in our department and our opportunities are enhanced by interactive teaching, good lab equipment, field trips, and social activities.

Yijin (James) Guo Student, BSc Environmental Science, China



Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for positions such as environmental consultant, governmental policy maker, environmental impact assessment specialist, laboratory scientist, geographic information systems analyst, ecosystem restoration engineer, environmental education officer, green technology specialist, nature conservation officer, waste management officer and waste quality scientist.


Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

After an extremely helpful first year, I was really keen on starting to study the specific materials about environmental materials with some real research starting from Year Two. In semester one of Year Two, I was asked to be a speaker at an AIESEC event in Hefei about environmental leadership, which was then followed by being selected as one of the TEDxYouth Suzhou speakers. In 2014, I was also selected as a delegate at the United Nations Conference of Climate Change in Peru, where I met Al Gore. In 2015, representing XJTLU, I attended COP21 in Paris, where delegates from more than 190 countries discussed reducing greenhouse gas emissions that pollute the air and contribute to global warming. I do enjoy learning on the environmental science programme at XJTLU, which has given me an amazing experience so far.

Mia Oenoto Student, BSc Environmental Science , Indonesia

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