Sustainability and Environmental Management at University of Leeds - UCAS

University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sustainability and Environmental Management

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Course summary

Many aspects of modern life are unsustainable, either environmentally, economically, or socially. Why is this? What can we do about it? Our Sustainability and Environmental Management degree explores why unsustainable practices develop, from underlying drivers to the behaviours of individuals, and will provide you with the knowledge and skills to tackle these problems. To do this you'll combine environmental and social science approaches. Environmental sciences will allow you to build an understanding of the fundamental environmental basis of sustainability. Perspectives from politics, economics, policy and law will then allow you to explore the social dimensions of sustainability and develop pathways towards more sustainable societies. You’ll be trained in a wide range of data collection and analysis methods and will refine your research skills through research projects and hands-on field training. Sustainability is an increasingly important area for business, public sector organisations, research, and non-governmental organisations. This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in a huge range of sectors and to make a real difference to the world. Why study at Leeds:

  • This course is accredited by The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment.
  • Our globally-renowned research spans the world— from low-carbon cities in the UK to resource governance in sub-Saharan Africa and conservation in Patagonian rainforests. This research feeds directly into your course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking.
  • Experience expert teaching delivered by a programme team made up of specialist academics working at the forefront of their fields
  • Access excellent specialist facilities including lecture theatres, seminar rooms and computer clusters fully equipped with the latest technology to support your learning.
  • Put theory into practice with our fieldwork activities, where you’ll advance your research skills and gain hands-on experience highly valued by employers in industry.
  • Enhance your career prospects and give your CV that competitive edge before you graduate by undertaking a work placement. Our close industry links have given previous students the chance to work at — and build professional relationships with — organisations such as E.ON, Starbucks, Hilton, Ramboll, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo.
  • Gain invaluable life experience and advance your personal development with our exciting study abroad programmes, spanning across many universities worldwide.
  • Join one of our societies, such as SusSoc, where you can meet like-minded people at events such as socials and sports.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Environmental Management and Assessment, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Satisfactory completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course

International applicants

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment Undergraduate Admissions Team.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications: If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level:

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