BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Ecology

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In Hatfield

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Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Hatfield

  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Start

    September

Description

This course offers you an opportunity to study some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time, including biodiversity loss, climate change, invasive species, land-use change, pollution, food security and water scarcity. Most of these issues are fundamentally ecological in nature and hence the course has a very strong focus on ecological theory, application and management. Topics on biological conservation, ecological monitoring, habitat management and restoration, environmental law, ecological economics, ecological impact assessment, as well as assessment of environmental quality, are all included.

Facilities

Location

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Hatfield (Herefordshire)
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University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK

Starts

SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

Our Environmental Management and Ecology degree is designed to develop a wide range of management and ecological skills and to give students practical field experience, with an option of a work placement or a year of study abroad. Our students have the distinct advantage of our Bayfordbury field station with laboratory facilities and a wide range of habitats (woodlands, grassland, lakes, ponds, rivers, parkland, glasshouses plus an apiary). This provides students with the amenities in which to conduct surveys and carry out research in addition to gaining practical conservation skills with the management of the site. The course equips you to learn how we can tackle some of the world’s biggest issues including: Habitat degradation and destruction Biodiversity loss Climate change Scarcity of water Environmental pollution

Our graduates are highly employable and have excellent opportunities in a wide range of careers because of our varied curriculum, with strong emphasis on field and practical experience, the industrial placement year and strong ties with professional bodies and employers in business, industry, regulatory bodies and government. We are currently ranked as 9th nationally for the employability of our graduates in department’s offering environmental science degrees and physical geography. Graduates have found successful careers within the Environment Agency, United Nations Environment Programme, Water companies, Environmental resource management, in private environmental consultancies, local government, town and country planning, recreational and habitat management, teaching and, as well as more general graduate recruitment schemes and postgraduate study.

96 UCAS points

This programme is accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). CHES is the collective voice of the environmental sciences academic community and serves to enhance the quality of environmental education worldwide. A programme accredited by CHES is assured to meet high standards, contain a strong component of practical, field and theoretical activities, and has excellent opportunities for training, work experience and links to the professional environmental sector. Students enrolled on CHES accredited programmes can apply for free Student Membership of the IES and for a fast-track route to membership once they graduate, starting you on a route towards becoming a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Scientist.

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5.0
excellent
  • The university is good but does have much to do outside.
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  • I felt the place to be just great. Its great being here for they are very much concerned for their students and provides with all facilities and fun. We had a warm and fun welcome. The classes are great and I feel thankful to study in such great university.
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  • I enjoyed university life and had fun. making more friends and studying and partying hard is my advice
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4.9
excellent

Course rating

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Centre rating

Alexander

5.0
05/10/2018
What I would highlight: The university is good but does have much to do outside.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
01/05/2018
What I would highlight: I felt the place to be just great. Its great being here for they are very much concerned for their students and provides with all facilities and fun. We had a warm and fun welcome. The classes are great and I feel thankful to study in such great university.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
06/04/2018
What I would highlight: I enjoyed university life and had fun. making more friends and studying and partying hard is my advice
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
04/04/2018
What I would highlight: The lecturers are motivating and make the course interesting.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Monitoring
  • Quality
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Quality
  • Biodiversity
  • Quality Training
  • Conservation
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental Change
  • Monitoring
  • Environmental Management and Ecology
  • Agro-ecosystems Biology
  • Agro-ecosystems Biology

Course programme

First year

You will develop your understanding of biodiversity and how ecosystems function and how we can use resources more sustainably. You’ll also develop your research skills such as data analysis, surveying and map work and using geographic information systems. A week long residential field course, currently held in the English Lake District, forms a central part of your first year studies.

Second year

Following your first year exams you will attend a one week ecology field course at our Bayfordbury field station that underpins your compulsory ecology module. On this course you will have national and internationally renowned ecologists providing training in areas such as botanical surveys, amphibian and reptile, small mammal and aquatic ecology surveys. You’ll visit the Swiss Alps at the start of your second year, developing your research skills. You will also spend time developing your knowledge of how our environment can be understood as changing, with the topic areas of ecology and environmental quality forming a central part of your studies. Areas of optional study include rural development, geospatial information and earth surface processes.

Final year

Your individual research project will be a key focus in your final year. This is complemented by core modules focused on habitat management and monitoring; biological conservation and solving environmental problems. Areas of optional study include natural hazards, development and tourism, outdoor recreation and education, and geospatial information.

Work Placement

Before progressing to your final year you have the opportunity to take a work placement year or to study abroad. These experiences are optional but can benefit you in terms of improving your approach to study, your class of degree and your future employability. Environmental management placement opportunities are available within a wide range of organisations including small, national and multi-national companies, local government, consultancy companies and environmental organisations. Students have undertaken placements at a wide range of companies including: Building Research Establishment, Environment Agency, GlaxoSmithKline, BASF, Afinity Water, Earthworks, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Lancaster University), Stubbington Study Centre, Plandescil Consulting Engineers, and RPS to name but a few. Successful completion of a placement year may result in licentiateship of the City and Guilds Institute.

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules
  • Sustainable Futures - 15 Credits
  • Ecosystems and Environmental Change - 15 Credits
  • Investigative Skills and Techniques - 15 Credits
  • Exploring Planet Earth - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Field Research - 15 Credits
  • Graduate and Professional Skills 1 - 0 Credits
Optional
  • Geographies of Governance - 15 Credits
  • Mapping Human Geographies - 15 Credits
  • Agro-ecosystems Biology - 15 Credits
  • Functional Agro-ecology - 15 Credits
Level 5

Core Modules
  • Ecology and Environmental Quality - 30 Credits
  • Graduate and Professional Skills 2 - GE - 0 Credits
  • Real World Research - 30 Credits
  • Living in a Changing and Contested World - 30 Credits
Optional
  • Fundamentals of Geospatial Information - 30 Credits
  • Earth Surface Processes and Landforms - 30 Credits
  • Changing Rural Britain: People, Places, Policy - 30 Credits
Level 6

Core Modules
  • Individual Research Project - GE - 30 Credits
Optional
  • Development, Tourism and the Marginalised World - 30 Credits
  • Placement - GE - 0 Credits
  • Year Abroad - GE - 0 Credits

Additional information

International fee

£11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

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BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Ecology

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