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Course summary

There has never been a more urgent need to study the environment. Learn how to manage, protect and enhance our interconnected built and natural ecosystems with our BSc (Hons) Environmental Management with Foundation Year degree Environmental Management is about understanding science and its relationship with the environment. The devastating impact of climate change, highlighted by Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough, reveals the damage societies can knowingly and unknowingly make on our precious natural ecosystems. We’ve designed this course to help you understand the interrelationship between science and the environment, and learn how organisations use this knowledge to make decisions and considerations to improve their environmental performance. Develop in-demand environmental knowledge and skills This foundation year pathway is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of the social and natural sciences. You will also experience field and laboratory work, develop your study skills and learn to manage field data. Once you successfully complete foundation year, you will progress to the full BSc (Hons) Environmental Management honours degree. Across three further years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, you will build knowledge in sustainability, natural resources, earth processes and the impact of people on places. As you progress, you will expand your subject knowledge and specialise in areas such as geographical information systems. During your studies, you will complete projects out in the field and in our laboratories. Fieldwork is integral to your learning, and trips are aligned with the modules so you can build applied skills and gain practical experience. Residential field trips take place in the UK and the European Alps. Typical day trip destinations include the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, Sheffield and Liverpool. Get closer to industry We’ve designed this course to open-up emerging career opportunities in sustainable natural resource management, development and planning, where you can help to reduce the impact of climate change and make a difference. On this course can develop transferable skills in writing and presentation skills, teamwork and project management skills, and experience industry collaboration through our real-world focused consultancy project module. Once you join the BSc degree, you will also have the option to include an industry placement year between years two and three. Features • Start with a foundation year to boost your skills and be ready to progress to the full BSc (Hons) Environmental Management degree • Learn how to apply techniques for assessing and managing the environmental effects of public and private sector organisations • Develop personal, professional and research skills, and enhance employability through participation in consultancy-based project work • Take part in a range of UK and international field trips where you can apply laboratory and monitoring techniques • Experience small group teaching and strong links between course content and research projects led by our Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre


Foundation year modules may include: Earth Processes, Data Handling, Scientific Methods, Professional Communication, plus a choice of two from the following: Biological Principles, Chemical Principles, Environmental Conservation, Science for Health.

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Environmental Management with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS