Birkbeck, University of London

Environmental Management Birkbeck, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of London

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Birkbeck's BSc Environmental Management gives you a deep understanding of what drives environmental change and how to manage natural systems under unprecedented pressure. Learning from 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 environmental management, including adaptation, mitigation and corporate responsibility. You will learn to collect, analyse and interpret environmental data to improve management practices.

Core modules will give you a grounding in the ecological and social dimensions of environmental management. You can tailor your degree by choosing optional modules on themes like the global food crisis, nature conservation, hydrology, storms, flooding and sea-level rise, cities and urban inequalities, and geographic information science (GIS).

You will benefit from our mix of classroom and field-based teaching, including a number of fieldwork opportunities that bring together students to build networks and develop important skills in data collection and analysis. You will develop the social and technical skills you need for both academic research and the modern workplace.

Highlights

  • We offer a range of core modules in the ecological and social dimensions of environmental management. You can also choose optional 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 in the BSc Environmental Management 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.

  • Our campus in central London offers students the chance to explore one of the world’s great multicultural cities, and access to world-class libraries and institutions like the British Museum and the British Library.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

A mix of coursework and formal examinations.

The final-year independent literature review and research project are assessed purely by project work.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code F751
Institution code B24
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

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.

Alternative entry routes:
Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in humanities or social science units.

You can progress onto this degree if you successfully complete the foundation year of our BSc Social Sciences with Foundation Year course. This is an ideal route onto an undergraduate degree if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,675 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases. As well as fees, you should expect to pay other study-related expenses, for travel to and from College, books, stationery, etc. Birkbeck provides advice and financial support for students who experience hardship in meeting the travel costs of essential fieldwork or study visits. On this programme, you will also have to pay for the following additional costs: Compulsory field trips are paid for by the Department, apart from travel costs to/from the venue. We also offer optional field courses, for which you pay the full cost.

Provider information

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Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
Bloomsbury
Camden
WC1E 7HX


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020 3907 0700


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