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Environmental Science

Our environment is wonderful and fascinating; but it is also under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject that explores the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. In studying this subject, you will gain the scientific knowledge and skills required to understand fundamental environmental patterns and processes and to address local and global environmental issues. You will start to understand the problems we face in understanding our environment and in managing it sustainably, as well as developing your scientific, interpretive and creative thinking skills 

Your future in environmental science

A qualification in environmental science provides a breadth and depth of understanding of scientific, technical and environmental issues. Environmental scientists are in demand in areas such as:

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Physics

Studying physics will change you as a person. In studying physics you will encounter some of the deepest and most far-reaching concepts that have ever entered human consciousness. Knowledge gathered over many centuries will be presented, along with its applications. Fact will follow fact, useful theory will succeed useful theory. You will begin to appreciate how major discoveries have radically changed our attitude to ourselves, our natural environment, and our place in the Universe.

Your future in physics

A degree in physics means you will have a solid foundation in a broad and technical subject, allowing you to specialise in many different areas from space science to computer science and from electronics to climate modeling.
The Institute of Physics web site contains information on careers in physics including case studies with young professionals.

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