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Environmental management courses

The study of how and why humans interact with the environment, with a focus on the application of scientific principles and management techniques to real-life environmental problems such as pollution, energy provision and climate change.. May include environmental sciences, environmental economics and law.

Studying environmental management at university

Example course modules

  • Environmental issues
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Research techniques
  • Analysing geographical and environmental data
  • IT communication, field and laboratory skills
  • Data management
  • Climatic change
  • Natural hazards

Who studies this subject

  • Female : 58%
    Male : 42%
  • Mature : 23%
    School leaver : 77%
  • Full-time : 81%
    Part-time : 19%

What you need to get on a course

Subjects you need

A-levels (or equivalent) usually required

  • No Specific Requirements

Useful to have

  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • geography
  • Mathematics
  • Geology
  • Environmental science

Application checklist

Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.

  • January application
  • October application
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio
  • Interview
  • Entry test
  • Work experience
  • Audition

Personal statement advice

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