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If you’re interested in the complexities of the natural environment and humanity’s relationship with it, then the University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management degree is ideal. We’ll guide you as you draw on a diverse range of disciplines to develop the scientific, research and managerial understanding needed to address some of our planet’s most pressing challenges in a sustainable way.
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The University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Management degree focuses on how scientific knowledge and management principles are brought together to protect public health, support sustainable development, mitigate climate change and reduce the impact of human activities on the environment. If you’re keen to understand the complex relationship between mankind and the environment, this interdisciplinary and career-focused course is an excellent option.
Graduates working in this increasingly important field require a sound understanding of a diverse range of disciplines. While exploring the four key areas of climate change, flooding, pollution and environmental management, you’ll study a comprehensive range of scientific and managerial topics that will develop your understanding of how human activities impact on the environment. Together we’ll explore the interactions between the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment, as well as the social, economic and political processes that affect the natural world.
Our expert team will focus on helping you learn the key facts and concepts that are central to environmental science and environmental management. We’ll support you as you learn essential scientific and engineering principles and investigate how these are applied in environmental protection and restoration. You’ll also explore the physical, social, cultural, economic, political and legal contexts of the laws, practices and policies that relate to environmental management and governance. As well as developing your understanding of air, water and soil, we’ll cover how humans use natural resources and energy, and examine the links between fossil fuels and climate change. In addition, we’ll consider renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar power.
We understand how important it is for you to develop ‘real-world’ practical environmental science and research skills so we ensure that you have opportunities to undertake visits and fieldwork as well as learn how to perform laboratory analysis of environmental samples such as polluted air, water or soil. Our expert team will guide you as you learn laboratory procedures, from sampling, collecting and interpreting data, technical analysis and drawing reasoned conclusions, to how to present results and write-up technical reports. We’ll help you learn a variety of research methods and develop critical thinking and analysis skills. We’ll also support you to gain essential knowledge in environmental statistics and computer modelling so that you can understand the behaviour of environmental systems, and better interpret the impact of potential changes to provide predictions of what might happen in the future.
Throughout the course, we’ll focus on how to assess the impact of human activities on the environment and explore how using multidisciplinary approaches are necessary to combat and prevent environmental damage. We’ll help you to develop the knowledge and skills required for effective project management by looking at a range of topics such as project design, approaches to management, personal roles and responsibilities, leadership and motivation, resource planning and utilisation, financial forecasting, contracts, quality assessment, risk assessment, and project management tools. Your studies will encompass key principles and best practice in environmental management, preparing you for higher-level business and governance roles where the need for compliance with international environmental standards must be integrated with other organisational objectives.
Overall, we’ll take a multidisciplinary approach to help you gain an exciting combination of academic, analytical, business and professional skills that will prepare you for a career in environmental science and management, as well as provide a springboard to postgraduate-level study.
We’re seeking accreditations by environmental professional bodies and are in discussions with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
We’ll encourage you to become a student member of one of these professional bodies and take part in the events they offer to build your professional portfolio and reputation.
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People are increasingly aware of humanity’s impact on our environment and government is now putting sustainability at the heart of policy making. Companies are also working towards meeting consumer expectations that their products and services should be sustainable. This means that there are many different career options available to graduates of our BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences and Management degree, both in the UK and internationally.
As a graduate of this course, you’ll be well prepared to join sectors such as infrastructure work, environmental or civil engineering, nature and water conservation, waste disposal and recycling, land remediation and public policy development. The interdisciplinary nature of this course means that you’ll have a flexible and dynamic skill set to offer employers, as well as a high level of knowledge and understanding of environmental principles and management techniques. You’ll possess an impressive mix of transferable and employability skills such as effective communication, problem-solving and creativity, adaptability, team working, self-awareness and resilience as well as lifelong learning skills.
Graduates of this degree will be able to seek employment in a wide range of fields. You may seek to work in environmental consultancy, providing advice to organisations about issues connected to the environment. Both governmental and private organisations need people who can assess the environmental impact of projects, offer advice on preventing or cleaning up pollution and contamination, and ensure they are meeting the requirements of relevant legislation and regulations.
Many organisations are also in need of graduates with environmental management expertise to ensure they improve their environmental performance. Sustainable growth is now an expectation of consumers and shareholders so you may apply for roles that help companies achieve their environmental targets. Alternatively, roles in areas such as waste management and recycling for local authorities and private companies may not be glamourous but these essential services are vital to society and the environment. Related roles can also be found in areas such as water quality where pollution monitoring and prevention are particularly important.
If you’re seeking to protect and promote the natural environment or conserve heritage sites, then employers such as charities, national parks, local authorities and private estates offer opportunities for careers in nature conservation. As a graduate of this course, you could also find employment in environmental education with similar organisations, as well as with visitor attractions.
You’ll also be well placed to continue your studies by pursuing a master’s degree or PhD.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these careers include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £6,000 for the academic year 2021/22.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021/2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
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For 2021-2022 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2021-2022 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
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Apply online: University of Bolton BSc (Hons) Environmental Science & Management - 20 September 2021
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Self-directed and independent study is essential if you want to reach your potential in this hugely rewarding and constantly evolving subject, so we encourage you to devote significant time to it. For example, for background reading, assignments, preparing for seminars, writing essays and revising for exams.
Summative assessments include in-class tests, essays, seminar presentations, laboratory reports, independent project work, and exams that contribute to your final module marks. These assessments are your chance to confirm your knowledge and understanding, as well as your critical and evaluation skills.
Meanwhile, you’ll get to benefit from ongoing formative assessments throughout your degree. These don’t contribute to module marks or final grades but are designed to support your progress and help you build on your strengths and overcome perceived weaknesses. They’re also a good way to help you identify and pursue the independent learning strategies that best suit your needs and preferences.
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