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Environmental Management [with Foundation Year]

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSE passes at grade 3 or D or above including English and maths and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3 If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificate level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 overall including 5.5 in each band/component.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Environmental management

If you’re passionate about the environment and sustainability, and want to make a difference, our undergraduate degree course is for you.

It’s designed to teach you the fundamentals of environmental science and give you practical skills in environmental data management.

Together, we’ll explore human impact on the environment and ways to manage these interactions sustainably, as well as learning various aspects of data processing and interpretation including remote sensing.

You’ll enjoy a hands-on, project-based learning experience from day one. Through individual and group work, you’ll use your knowledge to address environmental problems in industry – and society in general.

As a student at ARU Peterborough, you’ll cover topics such as global environment-related challenges, environmental science and monitoring, environmental management concepts, environmental policy, legislation and regulation and environmental health and safety.

In particular, we focus on developing problem-solving skills and strategies for addressing environmental challenges that are needed in a broad range of fields, such as the production and manufacturing industry, consulting, management, environmental protection, local and central government, the media, international organisations, teaching, research and academia.

Throughout the course you’ll find there’s an emphasis on developing important transferable skills. These include the design and implementation of environment-focused assessments, data science and management skills for problem solving, project management, and professional report writing.

Our foundation degree also offers a progression route (with 50% or higher overall grade) to our BSc (Hons) Environmental Management. 195 credits will be awarded on progression.

Modules

Modules are subject to change and availability.
Year 1:
Core modules

Literacies in HE
Introduction to Life Sciences 1
Introduction to Life Sciences 2
Year 2:
Core modules

Environmental Sciences and Sustainability
Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis
Environmental Challenge Project
Year 3:
Core modules

Remote Sensing and Database Interrogation
Ruskin Module
Data Management and Geographical Information Systems
Environmental Impact Project

Assessment methods

Assessment is done on an ongoing basis and includes a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and some exams or in-class tests. You will receive structured, insightful feedback throughout your degree course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£7,500
per year
England
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Republic of Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

ARU Peterborough

Department:

Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability (ARUP)

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
C

After graduation


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Geography, earth and environmental studies

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Top job areas of graduates

17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Protective service occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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