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Environmental Sciences


Choose an area from within Environmental Sciences 

Each area is represented by a printable front page which:

  • describes briefly what people working in this area do
  • gives names and addresses, telephone and website information, on leading organisations in the area
  • provides a link to the organisations’ websites (with appropriate navigation information)
  • links to UCAS and other sites for information on courses in the area
  • lists sites of other organisations (with links) that might provide further useful information 

 

Agriculture & Horticulture

Arable farmers may be involved in growing cereals (oats, barley and wheat), root crops (mainly potatoes) and in large scale vegetable production.  Conventional livestock farmers may raise dairy and beef cattle, sheep and pigs outdoors.  Intensive livestock farmers may raise poultry and possibly pigs indoors in units designed for this...

Construction

Construction involves building, maintaining or refurbishing structures including houses, offices, factories, roads, bridges, tunnels and harbours.  Architects are involved with the design and construction of new buildings and their environment, and the restoration and conservation of older buildings.  They are also involved in urban and...

Earth Sciences

Earth science or geology is the area of science which involves the study of the physical history of the Earth.  What happens to This history is influenced by changes that occur over time deep inside it: these are recorded in the rocks which make up the Earth’s crust, like granite and slate, and natural non-living solid material found...

Environment & Health

Environmental health officers protect people from environmental hazards in places where they live and work.  Their activity covers four main areas: food control, health and safety at work, housing, and protection from pollution.  Health and safety advisers are responsible for creating, maintaining and improving health and safety...

Engineering & Design

Engineering includes design, development and construction in a range of contexts, including: aeronautical, agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, electronic, energy, environmental, ergonomic, marine, mechanical, mining, nuclear, and structural.  Design, an essential part of engineering, is concerned with both how things work and how they...

Forensic Science & Technology

In forensic science and technology a range of techniques is used to make detailed examinations of materials related to a crime.  These include: chromatography, DNA profiling, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, photography and spectrophotometry.  Forensic scientists and technologists are mainly involved in investigating traces of...