Environmental Science


As an interdisciplinary discipline, environmental science covers chemistry, geography, mathematics, and humanity studies. Students majoring in Environmental Science will be committed to promoting global biodiversity conservation, and providing technical and policy support for solving environmental problems. The ultimate goal will be to achieve the harmonious coexistence between human and the natural environment.

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 (20 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 recognized degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
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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.

China aims to achieve sustainable development. The Environmental Science programme equips you with a global outlook on studying both the natural and human modified environments and equips you with the skills to tackle environmental issues in China and beyond.

Dr Lei Han

Programme director

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


More than 90% of graduates pursue further MS and/or PhD education at top ranked international Universities. 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, and Environmental health and safety (EHS) officer.

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