Environmental Management & Sustainability with Foundation and Professional Placement Years at University of Worcester - UCAS

University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Management & Sustainability with Foundation and Professional Placement Years

Course summary

A 5-year course that combines a Foundation Year and a Professional Placement Year as part of BSc (Hons) Environmental Management & Sustainability. With increasing concerns about climate change and the impacts of humans on our planet there has never been a more important time to study this highly contemporary and engaging course if you truly want to make a difference. The demand for environmental and sustainability experts is unprecedented; this new and exciting course has been created specifically to address how we can manage the environment better with a key focus on sustainable futures. The course has been inspired by leading employers and developed in conjunction with experts working in the environmental sector. Employability skills are therefore at the core of your learning. Employers will want the skills you acquire. You will gain skills in the assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and interpretation of interactions between humans and the environment, and learn how to develop recommendations for sustainable management. Our students therefore graduate with the confidence to enter the workplace and make a difference. You will be taught by university lecturers carrying out internationally recognised research to address environmental issues, including pollution, sustainable food production, and the conservation of species and habitats. At the University of Worcester, we will work with you to help ensure you get more from your degree than just an excellent education and excellent student experience. In 2019, the University of Worcester was voted “Sustainability Institution of the Year” at the prestigious Green Gown Awards and in 2021 was ranked in the Top 5 (out of 182) in the People & Planet University League for UK’s Greenest Universities. Foundation Year This route to a degree in Environmental Management & Sustainability is aimed at students from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who have not fully achieved the entry requirements to commence studying BSc Environmental Management & Sustainability at Level 4. The Foundation Year aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of fundamental facts, concepts and principles in the areas of biological and environmental sciences. On successful completion of the course students will have a range of skills to ensure they are well prepared to progress onto Level 4 of the Environmental Management & Sustainability programme. For specific Foundation Year course information visit: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/courses/biological-sciences-with-foundation-year Professional Placement Year The Environmental Management & Sustainability course is also available with a Professional Placement Year. The placement consists of a period of employment for a minimum of 36 weeks during which students engage in work relevant to the Environmental Management & Sustainability degree course. The University officially recognises this professional experience by recording the work placement on the student’s degree transcript. This will show that the student has taken what is also known as a ‘sandwich degree’ i.e. a degree including a year of work ‘sandwiched’ between two periods of study. The work placement experience is an arrangement between the student, the employer and the University. You will be allocated a visiting tutor who will liaise with you during your placement and who will make visits to you at the workplace or arrange virtual meetings if you are working outside of the UK. You can also take Environmental Management & Sustainability with a Foundation Year or a Professional Placement Year. Please see the separate UCAS pages for further information.


You can select optional modules during all years of study, enabling you to specialise in key areas of Environmental Management & Sustainability. For a breakdown of all modules you will study each year visit our course page. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of this page and selecting 'Visit our course page'. Please feel free to request an Environmental Management & Sustainability Course Handbook directly from the course leader Dr Duncan Westbury ([email protected]).

Assessment method

There is a strong emphasis on assessing students through coursework based on real-world, authentic examples. For detailed information about assessment, feedback, teaching and contact time visit our course page. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of this page and selecting 'Visit our course page'

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should be at least 18 years old and have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above, or the equivalent. We welcome mature students without the usual formal qualifications. Your application will be considered based your skills, experience and how prepared you are to complete the course.

Student Outcomes

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Environmental Management & Sustainability with Foundation and Professional Placement Years at University of Worcester - UCAS