Threats to the environment, the foundation for all life on earth, are greater now than at any other time in human history. Public interest and awareness of these issues is steadily increasing, but there remains a need for future-focused, bold innovators who can apply their knowledge to tackle the world’s most critical challenges and secure a sustainable future.
Pressure is increasing on industry and governments around the world to respond to the harmful outcomes of human activity, and rapidly develop innovative approaches to ensure the sustainable future of the environment. This course is designed to meet the growing demand for graduates skilled in shaping innovative solutions that have a positive impact on environmental and sustainability issues.
- This course will start in September 2021
- This is a future-focused course, specially built to equip you with the applied skills to help mitigate today’s environmental issues, and identify those which may emerge in the future
- This is a flexible course, enabling you to specialise in a specific area to suit your career ambitions, or study a range of inter-disciplinary topics for a broad knowledge-base
- You’ll graduate with the core skills in demand; our module content has been mapped against the needs and ambitions outlined in key initiatives like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as national agendas such as the 25 Year Environment Plan, the Industrial Strategy and Bioenergy Strategy
- Learn from an expert teaching team of active researchers, investigating topics such as climate change, marine ecosystems, environmental degradation, ecosystem services, urban sustainability and biodiversity conservation
- We blend theory with plenty of practical experience. Examples include the ‘Environmental and Ethics Legislation’ module in your second year that includes a minimum of 30 hours work placement. In your final year, the ‘Business and Sustainability’ module includes a fieldtrip where you can experience current sustainability initiatives in charities, businesses and government
- In your final year, choose to complete an Independent Study (dissertation) or an Industrial Project, where you can work in industry on a live brief to help solve a real problem