Environmental Management & Sustainability with Foundation Year at University of Worcester - UCAS

University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Management & Sustainability with Foundation Year

Course summary

Overview 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 want to make a difference. There has never been such a demand for environmental and sustainability experts; 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. This is a course for students that want a stronger focus on environmental science set within the context of Environmental Management & Sustainability. The course is set strongly in the context of environmental and socio-economic sustainability and how environmental management can be used to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 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 student experience. 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 You can also take Environmental Management & Sustainability with a Foundation Year and a Professional Placement Year as a 5-year course. Please see the separate UCAS pages for further information. Key features

  • Extensive training and use of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to measure and monitor environmental impacts, including using drones to sample and map air pollution
  • A course that equips students with the skills needed to investigate environmental issues in relation to the sustainable management of resources
  • Being taught by internationally recognised researchers at the forefront of their disciplines
  • Strong emphasis on the attainment of field and lab skills enabling students to thoroughly investigate issues and gain the skills demanded by employers
  • Superb links with the environmental sector enabling students to gain additional skills and experiences outside of the degree programme
  • Opportunity to gain extra professional experience by taking a Professional Placement Year or Professional Work Placement
  • Emphasis on authentic coursework assessments preparing you for the workplace
  • Opportunity to take a Semester Abroad in another university, or a full International Year Abroad with one of our partner universities


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
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should be at least 18 years old and have GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above, or 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.

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Environmental Management & Sustainability with Foundation Year at University of Worcester - UCAS