Birkbeck's BSc Environment and Sustainability gives you a deep understanding of what drives environmental change and how to manage natural systems under unprecedented pressure. Led by internationally recognised researchers, you will discover the core scientific principles you need to understand key environmental challenges, including climate change, pollution and waste management, biodiversity loss and biosecurity. You will become familiar with fundamental dimensions of environment and sustainability, including adaptation, mitigation and corporate responsibility. You will learn to collect, analyse and interpret environmental data to improve management practices. Core modules taught on this degree will give you a grounding in the ecological and social dimensions of environment and sustainability. You can then tailor your degree by choosing option modules on themes like:
- the global food crisis
- nature conservation
- flooding and sea-level rise
- cities and urban inequalities
- geographic information science (GIS).
- We offer a range of core modules in the ecological and social dimensions of environment and sustainability. You can also choose option modules on pressing themes like climate change, nature conservation, storms and flooding, and urban studies.
- You will develop the social and technical skills you need for both academic research and the workplace, including data collection and analysis, and GIS.
- We offer a range of local and international field trips, exploring a range of themes in human and physical geography.
- Graduates of the BSc Environment and Sustainability find employment in local government, conservation agencies, businesses and environmental NGOs, working in areas like corporate responsibility and compliance, pollution and waste management.
- The Managing Environments module enables you to apply for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Graduate membership. This is a requirement for many environmental management jobs.
- environmental manager
- nature conservation officer
- town planner
- landscape architect.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
A mix of coursework and formal examinations. The final-year independent literature review and research project are assessed purely by project work.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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Points of entry
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If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
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