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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Environmental Studies (Q99)

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Course summary

Environmental issues are posing multiple challenges to people and ecosystems across the planet. These challenges can only be addressed effectively if the complex connections between the societal (social, political, economic, cultural, and ethical) and the biophysical (geological, physical, ecological) dimensions of environmental issues are taken seriously. This innovative, interdisciplinary degree combines the social and natural sciences to help you understand these different dimensions and why their interrelationships matter as we respond to intensifying environmental change. Key features of the course

  • Combines a thorough and interdisciplinary grounding in environmental change with a distinctive social sciences approach to environmental issues
  • Teaches how the key environmental issues are understood, can make a difference in real world situations
  • Enhances your employability with a valued combination of social and natural science knowledge and skills


This degree has three stages, each comprising two compulsory 60-credit modules. At Stage 1 you’ll be introduced to the study of contemporary environmental and social issues. At Stage 2 you’ll explore the nature of the relationship between environmental and social issues in more depth. At Stage 3 you’ll put your knowledge and skills to work investigating responses to environmental change and the political and policy debates that surround them.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20772 Whole course
International £20772 Whole course
England £20772 Whole course
Channel Islands £20772 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6624 Whole course
Scotland £6768 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19944 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Environmental Studies (Q99) at Open University - UCAS