Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Environmental Resource Management (Level 6 only)

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Course summary

This honours degree final year is designed for people with a strong interest in the environment who would like to develop their scientific skills and knowledge base. You can progress to this one-year programme once you have successfully completed a science-related foundation degree or equivalent qualification. As part of this programme you will study core modules in research methods, environmental impact assessment and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). You will also design and carry out a research project in which you will investigate specific aspects of the environment. In addition to the core modules you choose two optional modules which allow you to specialise in your particular areas of interest. The programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and exams. During your studies you will develop a range of practical and academic skills relevant to working in the environmental sector. This programme will also provide you with an insight into the business world and the practices of organisations involved in environmental work. Experienced, supportive and fully qualified academic staff will deliver the programme and be able to help and guide you throughout the course. Whilst on the course you will also benefit from a geographic location that utilises a diverse range of terrestrial, fresh water and marine ecosystems, as well as examples of contaminated land arising from the mining heritage of the area, as well as a dynamic renewable energy sector. You will also have access to, and make full use of, our well-equipped laboratories. Possible careers available with this qualification: Environmental Management Energy Management Sustainability Consultancy Core Modules ERM304 Research Methods (20 Credits) This module equips students with the skills required to complete an Honours project through a program of lectures on research design, methodologies, literature reviews, referencing, “writing-up”, data analysis and critical thought processes. ERM303 Project (40 Credits) This module requires students to undertake an honours research project. Throughout this module, students can take further their interest and skills gained in their foundation degree and may find that a suitable choice of project enhances their employability. EIA35 Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Impact Assessment (20 Credits) An introduction to Geographical Information Systems in the context of Environmental Impact Assessment and environmental decision making. Optional Modules ERM301 Environmental Sustainability and Economics (20 Credits) This module introduces the student to the impact and use of economic policies and theories on the environment. It shows how the use of models and ideas from the field of economics can assist in resolving environmental problems. It builds on an understanding of economic theory to consider the use of a range of environmental problems and the possible solutions which the science of economics can offer. ERM302 Environmental Strategy and Marketing (20 Credits) This module enables students to devise and evaluate strategic plans and policies as they apply to projects, organisations and agencies involved with environmental issues. CORC301 Environmental Investigation (20 Credits) This module allows the student to demonstrate an understanding of the application of forensic techniques to environmental issues and apply that knowledge to practical environmental investigations. CORC302 Wildlife Crime (20 Credits) This module allows the student to develop an understanding of wildlife crime and the application of forensic techniques to investigations of such crime.

Course details


Indicative Modules: - GIS & Environmental Impact Assessment (20 credits) - Honours Project (40 credits). Level 6 Optional Modules: - Environmental Investigation (20 credits) - Environmental Strategy & Marketing (20 credits) - Environmental Sustainability & Economics (20 credits) - Wildlife Crime (20 credits) - Climate Change & Land-use (20 credits).

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject. All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis. HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.

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Additional entry requirements



Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8600 Year 1
England £8600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8600 Year 1
Scotland £8600 Year 1
Wales £8600 Year 1
International £9950 Year 1
Channel Islands £9950 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Environmental Resource Management (Level 6 only) at Cornwall College - UCAS