Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Gain an understanding of what drives environmental change and learn how to best manage the multiple pressures nature faces. You will have the option to specialise in social or political studies, natural science topics or retain interdisciplinary breadth. In addition to grounding you in key scientific topics such as the functioning of ecosystems and the movement of water through the landscape, we also offer a number of specialist modules in topics as diverse as climate change, conservation, past landscapes, hydrology and geographic information science.

This programme will also enable you to apply to become a Graduate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). The compulsory Level 5 module Managing Environments will cover the topics required for you to make this application. IEMA Graduate membership is a baseline requirement for many environmental management roles and will significantly enhance your employability.

The programme is ideal if you want to study environmental management at undergraduate level for personal or professional reasons and want a flexible evening study course that allows you to explore and deepen your interests, without putting your life on hold. Birkbeck's unique evening teaching mode will make it possible to gain valuable work experience during the day.

We offer a wide choice of modules that respond to the demands of today's workplace and are linked to the cutting'edge research interests of our staff. You also complete a piece of research or a literature review in an area of special interest to you. This programme gives you the opportunity to study with internationally recognised experts who are defining the field with their groundbreaking research. Ours is a lively, stimulating environment in which to study and research.

You will also benefit from our mix of classroom and field'based teaching, including a number of fieldwork opportunities that bring together students to build social and professional networks and develop important skills in data collection and analysis. You will develop the social and technical skills you need for both academic research and the modern workplace.

Course Modules

You need a total of 360 credits to complete your undergraduate degree. We will carefully guide you through a wide range of subjects that are of relevance for environmental management. In the first year (120 credits total), you take 4 compulsory modules that reflect the foundations of both the physical environment and how humans interact and shape it. This is complemented by learning modern techniques such as Geographic Information Science. In the second year (120 credits total), you take 3 compulsory modules and choose 1 option module, which is of relevance for managing the physical and human environment, including gaining IEMA Associate membership. You will also learn important data gathering methods. In your final year (120 credits total), you undertake a substantial piece of written work: either a 30'credit Literature Review; or a 60'credit Research Project.

Start Date:

10/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,350 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £6,935 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £10,025 Overseas Fees