Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Environmental management competencies are of increasing importance in the twenty'first century. By studying this programme, you will acquire a wide range of transferable skills that are of relevance in the modern workplace, gaining IEMA Associate membership. During the programme we offer multiple approaches to the study of natural, political and economic systems, at local, regional and global levels. You will also have the opportunity to enhance your skills through practical classes and field'trips around the UK and beyond. The unique strength of Birkbeck's teaching is that because it is mostly in the evening or at weekends (field visits) you can also gain relevant work experience during the day. You will be surrounded by committed fellow students from all cultures, backgrounds and career stages who share their experience and expertise with their peers. Birkbeck is proud of its vibrant research culture, powered by a shared passion for learning and intellectual engagement among our academics and students. We offer student support and excellent research resources. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

All years: Compulsory modules: ecological communities; humans and the environment; global environmental issues; basic principles of geographical information science (GIS); environmental processes; European economy, society and environment; methods, analysis and techniques; either applications of geographical information science (GIS) or biosecurity; either environmental literature review (30 credits) and 3 options or independent environmental study (60 credits) and 2 options.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons) £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Mature entry
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Interview
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff 112
  • Course specific

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18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 60%