Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Foundation degree delivered at South West College, Omagh campus)
Queen's University of Belfast
Key Course Facts
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|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£19019 - £26287||£16897 - £27576||£20317 - £33339|
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With the increasing costs associated with fossil fuel, the focus of the energy sector is moving steadily to renewable energy applications. As well as gaining an understanding of the renewable energy sector, students will also be able to develop a sound understanding of current environmental and waste management systems, their future development and the legislation surrounding changes in environmental practice and resource management. Foundation Degrees (FD) are distinctive in that they integrate employer involvement, accessibility, articulation and progression, flexibility and partnership into a single award. The Foundation Degree in Energy, Environment and Sustainability meets all these attributes through the provision of work placement, real-life case studies, an articulation route to the BSc Honours Land Use and Environmental Management degree within Queen's and partnership with South West College, Omagh Campus, where the programme is delivered. This Foundation Degree develops and improves participants' environmental knowledge and sustainable practices aimed at increasing diversification of economies. Through consideration of up-to-date environmental issues, a focus on economic and social renewal and knowledge transfer from best practice and demonstration models, graduates will be provided with a qualification to benefit business communities, their support workers and the public.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Foundation degree delivered at South West College, Omagh campus), FdSc you will study the following course modules.
Grading & Study Time
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
A-level grades CC + GCSE Mathematics grade C OR A-level grades CD including Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics or Physics + GCSE Mathematics grade C
H3H3H4H4 + Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics OR H3H4H4H4 including at least one from Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics or Physics + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics. A minimum of 5 subjects will be required in the Irish Leaving Certificate at least 4 of which should be at Higher Level.
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Tuition Fees Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Foundation degree delivered at South West College, Omagh campus) FdSc
|Channel Islands||£6167||year 1|
|England UK||£6167||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£3020||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
Positions of Queen's University of Belfast in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of Queen's University of Belfast in related subject specific rankings.
- Environmental Sciences
URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
[Published 22 July, 2023]
- Geography & Environmental Science
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 08 June, 2023]
Social Studies & Humanities
GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 19 July, 2022]
QS World University Rankings By Subject
[Published 22 March, 2023]
- Social Sciences
THE World University Rankings by Subject
[Published 26 October, 2022]
About Queen's University of Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.
Where is this programme taught
The University League Tables
THE Times Higher Education, UK
- 26 October, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -:
- 37.4% Teaching (the Learning Environment)
37.6% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)
15% Citations (Research Influence)
7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)
2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)