UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Environmental Management

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Environmental Management

Make a difference in the world. Learn about environmental systems, the human impacts on them and how to manage those interactions sustainably - and gain a strong grounding for an environmentally-focused career.

Why study environmental management?

Environmental challenges, such as climate change and plastic waste, are big on the global agenda.

What's more, the urgency surrounding these issues means that there is now a growing need for competent, qualified environmental managers.

As government bodies, organisations and communities place an increased focus on sustainability, your skills will stand you in good stead for many environmentally-focused careers.

Why UWE Bristol?

The BSc(Hons) Environmental Management will appeal to you if you're passionate about the environment and want to make a difference in the world.  

You'll study the core environmental challenges affecting the world today, such as the impacts arising from climate change, rapid urbanisation and insecurities surrounding water, waste management and energy.

Explore the often-competing demands placed on global environments and trace the growth of environmentalism and green politics.

Learn about wide-ranging interventions, including policy and legislation, including those designed to make business and development activity more sustainable.

Unpick the science that lies behind key environmental challenges, and identify the stakeholders, tools and techniques needed for brokering and delivering positive, lasting change.

Bristol has a reputation as a global leader in sustainability and place leadership. Studying this course in Bristol has particular appeal, with the city working towards the One City Climate Strategy (2019-23).  

Drawing on our strong links with employers, you'll benefit from placements, live project briefs, site visits and guest lectures throughout.

There's also a focus on the emerging discipline of environmental psychology, which means we'll look closely at how peoples' attitudes, relationships and behaviour can help, or act to frustrate, environmental action.

Building strong skills in research, data analysis, geographical information systems, project management and report writing, you'll leave in a confident position to pursue your career.

Where can it take me?

With skills well suited to environmental consultancy, you could also go onto work with charities, NGOs or local government, or pursue sustainability or energy management-type positions.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 104
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

As a graduate of this course, your skills will be particularly well suited to working in environmental consultancy.

You will also be in a strong position to work with charities, NGOs or local government, or to pursue sustainability or energy management-type roles.

You could opt to take your studies further with apostgraduate course, such as our MSc Environmental Management or MSc Sustainable Development in Practice.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

Year 1

Air, Land and Water: Fundamental Processes
Analysing Environmental Change
Engaging People, Communities and Institituions
Environmentalism, Society and Governance
GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Management
Sustainable Technologies.

Year 2

Environmental Assessment
Environmental Management in Organisations
Professional Development for Geographers
Researching Human Geography.

One optional module
Air, Land and Water: Data and Models
Environmental Psychology in the Community.

One optional module
Climate and Environmental Justice
Sustainable Resource Management.

Placement Year

Final year

Environment and Behaviour
Managing Air Quality
Practising Waste Management.

One optional module
Advanced Geographical Expedition
Decolonising Environmental Management
Environmental Planning and Design
GIS and Remote Sensing Applications
Water and Energy Futures.

One option from
Final Year Project, or
Professional Experience and Independent Project.*

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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