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University of Plymouth

Environmental Management and Sustainability

UCAS Code: F810

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 - 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels, preferred science subject. Excluding General Studies

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Pass an Access to HE Diploma (Science related based) with at least 33 credits at Merit and to include at least 12 credits in a relevant science with Merit.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27-26

Preferred science subjects but not mandatory.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Relevant Science subject but not mandatory

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

104 - 112 Points. A typical offer will be 112 points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers including grade B in a subject listed above Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, Use of Maths, Biology, Human Biology, Statistics, Design Technology. Exclude General Studies

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-112

104 - 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels. Excluding General Studies

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Environmental geography

This progressive degree focuses on Environmental Management and the broader topic of global sustainable development, including the study of the physical, biotic and cultural environments involved in the solution of environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on the human, societal and cultural solutions to environmental issues - e.g. considering ecosystem services and monetising their value. Develop leadership and facilitation skills, and gain the tools and confidence to lead and inspire change.

You will study policy, legal and geopolitical frameworks surrounding issues such as climate change and the growing importance of sustainability in business in driving good environmental practice. You will gain a thorough understanding of concepts such as the waste-free ‘circular economy’, the business advantage of sustainability in the supply chain and the importance of human ethics, values, attitudes and behaviours in resolving environmental issues.

* Access to a wide choice of modules taught by a core of environmental science staff and sustainability champions from across the University.

* Work with scientists, business, educators and engineers to help build a more sustainable future by exploring environmental challenges and proposing management solutions.

* Learn about the latest actions and renewable energy developments in the struggle against climate change .

* Take part in overseas expeditions to Malaysia or Malta to experience challenges and solutions to sustainable development.

* The opportunity to develop your employability via a placement year, leading to the University’s Certificate of Professional Practice, and opportunities to study abroad, through exchange programmes.

* Teaching and learning that focuses on fun interactive, experiential and participatory learning and authentic tasks that mimic professional practice.

* Be a part of a University with an international reputation for sustainability education, recognition as outstanding in the People and Planet Green League and Green Gown Awards .

After The Course:

With the range of skills acquired, graduates have excellent career prospects in industry, consultancy, management, environmental protection, local and central government, the media, international organisations, teaching, research and academia.

Modules

The first year will establish solid foundations across a range of scientific, legal, social and economic areas in order to explore environmental challenges and propose solutions. Field and laboratory work are key, and our residential field course promotes team building and allows you to gain practical experience.

The second year covers the themes of economics and resources, global sustainable development and environmental law and policy. Your research skills will be developed through a residential field course in Malaysia, Malta or Cornwall. You'll also have the opportunity to study options from Geography, Environmental Science, Business and Education.

An optional placement year is available, providing an opportunity to gain work experience through our extensive network contacts with our alumni employers and research links with institutes, companies and government organisations.

In your final year you will apply system thinking to sustainability and environmental management, and learn the principles and practice of environmental management and its role in promoting sustainability. You will examine the complex issues behind a single UN Sustainable Development Goal and select an environmental issue as an individual research project; where possible projects are carried out with partner organisations and research groups.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

7% of assessment is by exam, 71% by coursework and 22% by practical

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
med
Environmental geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Conservation and environment professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

There are two options for geography studies: the one we're talking about here is physical geography (there is also an option for geography courses with a more human or social steer). Like a lot of sciences, quite a few graduates in physical geography — about one in five — go on to further study, mainly for one-year Masters courses, and not just in geography, but in environmental sciences, conservation and in courses where we don't have enough graduates like planning and surveying. And in the world of work, graduates often go into environment, surveying and heritage work - and teaching. These are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills and so careers such as marketing, business analysis, sports and management are also popular and it's often easy to convert or retrain once you have a geography degree.

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