SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Environmental Management

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Course summary

Course Summary The value and importance of the environment and its issues is becoming increasingly recognised in society. As such, environmental management is a vibrant and rapidly changing area. The Environmental Management HND covers key topics such as climate change, sustainability, and management of natural and land resources, as well as political and social issues associated with these. Students will learn through a combination of practical and case study based learning, supporting knowledge and awareness of current techniques used in environmental management. This provides students with essential knowledge and skills for further study and employment in a wide range of environmental and conservation sectors. The theory and skills gained in this award will support progression onto the Degree in Environmental Management, but also move into related sectors such as environmental protection, rural development, estate management, and environmental conservation. Assessment Methods A wide range of assessment methods are employed in this HND award that include: case study reporting, assessment portfolio, site investigation and management/conservation plan, restricted/short response questions, presentations, investigative log book, or audit reporting to name a few. Course Details Modules Mandatory Modules in this HND include those listed in the HNC Environmental Management profile together with: Global Climate Systems; Resource Economics; Freshwater Environments: Management and Protection; Environmental Management Systems; Monitoring and Analytical Methods for Environmental Science; Fundamentals of Geospatial Approaches and Data Analysis in Environmental Science, and Sustainable Resource Recovery and Pollution Control. Candidates will also undertake two HND level Graded Unit Award in Environmental Management that provide project management, team work, and data collection and analysis experience in one, and examination experience and assessment of depth of retained core knowledge in the other. HND students will also select five additional modules from an elective list (elective modules available vary annually and across the different campuses dependant on staff availability and specialism): Habitat Management; Terrestrial Ecology; Ecological Surveying; Energy and the Environment; Reclamation of Degraded Land; Marine Environments: Management and Protection; Tourism: Sustainability and Rural Communities; Environmental Chemistry: An Introduction (a mandatory elective on some campuses to support progression); Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness; Rural Socio-economic Development; Forestry: Woodland Conservation; Education for Sustainability: Principles and Practice, or Farm Scale Renewable Energy.

Course details

Modules

Mandatory Modules in this HND include those listed in the HNC Environmental Management profile together with: Global Climate Systems; Resource Economics; Freshwater Environments: Management and Protection; Environmental Management Systems; Monitoring and Analytical Methods for Environmental Science; Fundamentals of Geospatial Approaches and Data Analysis in Environmental Science, and Sustainable Resource Recovery and Pollution Control. Candidates will also undertake two HND level Graded Unit Award in Environmental Management that provide project management, team work, and data collection and analysis experience in one, and examination experience and assessment of depth of retained core knowledge in the other. HND students will also select five additional modules from an elective list (elective modules available vary annually and across the different campuses dependant on staff availability and specialism): Habitat Management; Terrestrial Ecology; Ecological Surveying; Energy and the Environment; Reclamation of Degraded Land; Marine Environments: Management and Protection; Tourism: Sustainability and Rural Communities; Environmental Chemistry: An Introduction (a mandatory elective on some campuses to support progression); Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness; Rural Socio-economic Development; Forestry: Woodland Conservation; Education for Sustainability: Principles and Practice, or Farm Scale Renewable Energy.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are employed in this HND award that include; case – study reporting, assessment portfolio, site investigation and management / conservation plan, restricted / short response questions, presentations, investigative log book, or audit reporting to name a few.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

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)

Applications may be considered for Year 2 entry from applicants with a relevant HNC (15 credits). Please contact Admissions Office ([email protected]) to discuss further.

International applicants

SRUC has a long tradition of welcoming students from outside the UK to study with us, and we find they greatly enhance the learning experience of other students and their unique viewpoint and carried life experiences. International student rules and regulations are set by national governments. For the most up to date guidance, please visit our website - www.sruc.ac.uk/internationalstudents

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7500 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
Channel Islands £7500 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Environmental Management at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS