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SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Environmental Management

UCAS Code: 4R5Y

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

D,E

to include a Science subject or Geography

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4

To include a Science subject or Geography

Scottish Higher

C,C

to include a Science subject or Geography

UCAS Tariff

40-42

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Environmental sciences

**Course Summary**

The value and importance of the environment and its issues is becoming increasingly recognised in society. As such, environmental management is a vibrant and rapidly changing area. The Environmental Management HND covers key topics such as climate change, sustainability, and management of natural and land resources, as well as political and social issues associated with these. Students will learn through a combination of practical and case study based learning, supporting knowledge and awareness of current techniques used in environmental management. This provides students with essential knowledge and skills for further study and employment in a wide range of environmental and conservation sectors.

The theory and skills gained in this award will support progression onto the Degree in Environmental Management, but also move into related sectors such as environmental protection, rural development, estate management, and environmental conservation.

**Assessment Methods**

A wide range of assessment methods are employed in this HND award that include: case study reporting, assessment portfolio, site investigation and management/conservation plan, restricted/short response questions, presentations, investigative log book, or audit reporting to name a few.

**Course Details**

**Modules**

Mandatory Modules in this HND include those listed in the HNC Environmental Management profile together with: Global Climate Systems; Resource Economics; Freshwater Environments: Management and Protection; Environmental Management Systems; Monitoring and Analytical Methods for Environmental Science; Fundamentals of Geospatial Approaches and Data Analysis in Environmental Science, and Sustainable Resource Recovery and Pollution Control.

Candidates will also undertake two HND level Graded Unit Award in Environmental Management that provide project management, team work, and data collection and analysis experience in one, and examination experience and assessment of depth of retained core knowledge in the other.

HND students will also select five additional modules from an elective list (elective modules available vary annually and across the different campuses dependant on staff availability and specialism): Habitat Management; Terrestrial Ecology; Ecological Surveying; Energy and the Environment; Reclamation of Degraded Land; Marine Environments: Management and Protection; Tourism: Sustainability and Rural Communities; Environmental Chemistry: An Introduction (a mandatory elective on some campuses to support progression); Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness; Rural Socio-economic Development; Forestry: Woodland Conservation; Education for Sustainability: Principles and Practice, or Farm Scale Renewable Energy.

Modules

Mandatory Modules in this HND include those listed in the HNC Environmental Management profile together with: Global Climate Systems; Resource Economics; Freshwater Environments: Management and Protection; Environmental Management Systems; Monitoring and Analytical Methods for Environmental Science; Fundamentals of Geospatial Approaches and Data Analysis in Environmental Science, and Sustainable Resource Recovery and Pollution Control. Candidates will also undertake two HND level Graded Unit Award in Environmental Management that provide project management, team work, and data collection and analysis experience in one, and examination experience and assessment of depth of retained core knowledge in the other.
HND students will also select five additional modules from an elective list (elective modules available vary annually and across the different campuses dependant on staff availability and specialism): Habitat Management; Terrestrial Ecology; Ecological Surveying; Energy and the Environment; Reclamation of Degraded Land; Marine Environments: Management and Protection; Tourism: Sustainability and Rural Communities; Environmental Chemistry: An Introduction (a mandatory elective on some campuses to support progression); Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness; Rural Socio-economic Development; Forestry: Woodland Conservation; Education for Sustainability: Principles and Practice, or Farm Scale Renewable Energy.

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods are employed in this HND award that include; case – study reporting, assessment portfolio, site investigation and management / conservation plan, restricted / short response questions, presentations, investigative log book, or audit reporting to name a few.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,950
per year
England
£6,950
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,950
per year
Scotland
£1,285
per year
Wales
£6,950
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Aberdeen

Edinburgh

Department:

Environmental Management and Renewables

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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.

68%
low
Environmental sciences

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.

Environmental sciences

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

78%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Environmental 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.

85%
low
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Conservation and environment professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other administrative occupations

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