This course is the same as BSc Environmental Science(F900), except for an extra year studying abroad as your third academic year. The additional language skills, experience and maturity gained can provide a considerable employment advantage in a competitive job market.
Prior to placement, students undertake a special European module (including language study) to improve their knowledge of the scientific and cultural aspects of their chosen country.
Year three: study abroad
This additional year offers students the opportunity to continue studying agriculture at one of our partner institutions in mainland Europe, in the language of the host institution.
See our School web pages for more details and student profiles.
A levels: ABB-BBB, including at least two science subjects at A level (can include maths and/or geography but psychology and economics are not accepted), and an additional A level or equivalent; also a second modern language to grade B at GCSE minimum in the language of the host institution
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 79 (minimum 17 in listening and writing, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking)
For details please see alternative qualifications page
Foundation year - a foundation year is available for this course
Flexible admissions policy
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
Notes for applicants
Our modular courses are flexible and offer the opportunity to combine your main studies with modules in other subject areas (please note that all modules are subject to change).
Scholarships - for details of scholarships, please see www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences
Students on the European Certificate course will have international experience and language skills.
Average starting salary
The average starting salary for 2010/11 full-time graduates of the School of Biosciences was £ 18,111.*
*Average starting salary from known destinations of first-degree leavers who studied full-time, 2010/11.
Careers Support and Advice
Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.