BSc in Environmental Science


  • Passionate about the environment and safeguarding its future?
  • Want to know what makes the world go round?

See why companies around the world are falling over themselves to join the ‘environmental bandwagon’. This is not a fad, it is the duty of conscionable individuals around the world.
The Warnborough College Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Management program has been specially structured so that it meets the academic requirements for those seeking a career in this profession in any part of the world. It will also be useful for those wanting to work within an ethical framework in an organisation.

Given the recent increase in environmental science degress, the job market for environmental sciences is steadily improving. Public policy and new regulations are forcing corporations to seek consulting firms to help them adapt their products to new environmental laws.
Thirty (30) modules must be completed successfully for the degree to be awarded. Each module of 100 hours duration provides 8 ECTS credits toward the degree. A total of 240 credits must be attained for the degree to be awarded.
Upon enrolment, studies may commence within a few days; at which point you will be contacted by email with an access code for an orientation course in academic writing which will show you how you should write throughout the degree program.
Course materials for your first modules will be sent to you not later than 3 weeks following acceptance of your enrolment (usually sooner). All studies required to achieve the degree, may be undertaken in the country where you live.
Advanced Standing

  • Graduates of appropriate short courses, Certificates or Diplomas will be given credit that equates with the nominal duration of studies in earlier courses.
  • Credit may be given for studies from other institutions, where it has been determined that the course duration and content; and the standard of delivery, was at a level equal to, or better than that of this course.
  • Credit may be given on the basis of a formal RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning) application; for up to, but no more than, two thirds of the credit points.

Course Content (240 ECTS credits)

A short introductory, online module on Academic Writing must be completed at the very start of the degree. This module should take only a few hours to complete and is not examinable.
The student will be given access codes within a day of processing their enrolment, in order to immediately commence these initial studies.

Year 1 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules: Course Code
BEN101 Ecology (8 ECTS credits)
BSC104 Botany I (8 ECTS credits)
BSC102 Plant Biochemistry I (8 ECTS credits)
BBS201 Project Management (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN104 Industry Meetings (8 ECTS credits)
BGN102 Research Project I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Four (4) modules need to be chosen from these electives.
BEN103 Marine Studies I (8 ECTS credits)
BEN102 Ornithology (8 ECTS credits)
BHT120 Nature Park Management I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT105 Soil Management (8 ECTS credits)
BSC106 Alternative Energy I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT206 Plant Pathology (8 ECTS credits)
BEN104 Vertebrate Zoology (8 ECTS credits)

Year 2 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules: Course Code
BEN201 Environmental Management I (8 ECTS credits)
BEN204 Earth Science (8 ECTS credits)
BEN205 Wildlife Management (8 ECTS credits)
BSC203 Biochemistry II (8 ECTS credits)
BSC204 Botany II (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN201 Research Project II (8 ECTS credits)
BGN103 Workshop I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Three (3) modules need to be chosen from the following electives.
BEN202 Environmental Waste Management (8 ECTS credits)
BHT204 Nature Park Management II (8 ECTS credits)
BSS200 Healthy Buildings I (8 ECTS credits)
BAG215 Sustainable Agriculture (8 ECTS credits)
BHT205 Trees for Rehabilitation (8 ECTS credits)
BTR101 Ecotour Management (8 ECTS credits)
BTR201 Bushcraft and Wilderness Skills (8 ECTS credits)
BHT209 Weed Control (8 ECTS credits)
BHT207 Plant Protection (8 ECTS credits)
BHT201 Permaculture Systems (8 ECTS credits)
BSC204 Botany II (8 ECTS credits)
BEN203 Marine Studies II (8 ECTS credits)
BSC110 Cell Biology (8 ECTS credits)
BEN206 Wildlife Conservation (8 ECTS credits)
BHT246 Green Walls and Roofs (8 ECTS credits)

Year 3 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules: Course Code
BSC003 Statistics (8 ECTS credits)
BBS301 Professional Practice for Consultants (8 ECTS credits)
BEN301 Environmental Practice (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN202 Research Project III (8 ECTS credits)
BGN203 Workshop 2 (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Select an additional five (5) modules from the following options.
(Note: Upon approval, electives from other years may be accepted here)
BSC302 Biochemistry III (8 ECTS credits)
BSS300 Healthy Buildings II (8 ECTS credits)
BHT302 Organic Plant Management (8 ECTS credits)
BHT301 Advanced Permaculture (8 ECTS credits)
BTR301 Ecotourism Tour Guide Course (8 ECTS credits)
BSC205 Engineering Applications (8 ECTS credits)
BAG203 Animal Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BEN302 Water Conservation and Management (8 ECTS credits)
BSC305 Plant Ecology (8 ECTS credits)
BEN209 Herpetology (8 ECTS credits)
BEN210 Primatology (8 ECTS credits)

The program is conducted via distance learning only. Modules can be done through a combination of online study materials, learning packages sent via post, and videos. Students have access to a personal tutor for each individual module. Students are required to obtain texts needed for successful completion of program projects, through libraries, on-line resources and/or bookstores.

You get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.
Got More Questions? Check the Frequently Asked Questions page, or feel free to contact The Warnborough Team!