BSc (Hons) Environmental Management

Why study this course?

As well as gaining an understanding of scientific principles you will be able to develop practical skills in laboratory work, modern information technologies, geographical information science and fieldwork. An appreciation of the basis for, and changing nature of, environmental regulation and other forms of intervention will help you to understand how government institutions have attempted to provide safeguards, and how such measures have a bearing on commercial and domestic life. Your degree will allow further study of specialisms such as ecology, hydrology, geology and soil science, and you can explore conservation in a variety of contexts.

DBS Checks

This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The Environmental Management programme is designed to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and discussion of important issues, as well as for the acquisition of knowledge. Lectures are the basis of the undergraduate programme. Group sizes ranging from around 50 for first year modules to about 20 on some specialist final year modules. Project work, field and presentation work is conducted within small groups. Group work enables students to develop their skills in presentation, to develop competence in analysis and interpretation, to acquire the ability to design and carry out investigative research, expertise in the synthesis ideas and information, report preparation, and organising skills. You will be assigned a personal tutor on arrival at the School. This tutor will remain with you throughout your degree and will provide academic support through scheduled and on demand meetings.

All modules have coursework components that include writing extended papers, or reports, group and individual presentations, data analysis and poster presentations. Environmental Management students are required to undertake a third year dissertation.

Opportunities

All the University’s strategic objectives of Employability, Sustainability and Internationalisation have positive career implications. If you study our subjects you will acquire a range of transferable skills that will equip you for many types of employment, especially those that require you to adapt quickly to novel situations.

You will acquire a range of transferable skills equipping you for many types of employment in ecological, environmental and managerial related occupations such as conservation, conservation education, environmental consultancy, teaching and public services such as the fire service. Public sector environmental protection by local authorities, the Environment Agency and other bodies also provide opportunities for our graduates.

Graduates remain keen to work on practical aspects of environmental management and many achieve this after undertaking voluntary work. Others tap the growing commercial demand for applied expertise in environmental protection and related aspects of health and safety, or find work in waste management.

Public sector environmental protection by local authorities, the Environment Agency and other bodies also provide opportunities for our graduates. Many recent graduates have gone on to further postgraduate study. One of our graduates secured a position in the Environment Agency after working a summer with the agency on a student placement scheme. Other graduates teach, at least one is an accountant and another works in environmental law. Several graduates have taken postgraduate courses taken a variety of career posts within higher education.

Key Information

Start date:

Organisation:

University of Central Lancashire

Type:

Full Time

Sector:

Ecology, Environment & Sustainability

Location:

Preston

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