BA/BSc Environmental Management UCAS code F755/F756 The BA and BSc Environmental Management degree courses enable you to explore a wide range of environmental issues and processes that link together physical and human systems. The courses have a common ﬁrst year, when students take both natural and social science modules. After the ﬁrst year, you may specialise more in natural science (BSc) or social science (BA), depending on the options that you choose. In natural science you can study complex and dynamic physical environments and processes, such as rivers, glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes, ecology, climate and climate change, as well as techniques for environmental monitoring and modelling. In social science, you can study complex human problems, organisations and activities, such as sustainable resource use, urban regeneration, rural management, environmental policy and sustainable consumption. Being based in a geography department means that the courses are diverse and emphasise interrelationships across space and time, and between humans and the environment, in considering the challenges for environmental management. All students acquire key skills, including GIS (geographical information systems), data analysis, group work and report writing, through core modules and through ﬁeld work, which oﬀers students hands-on experience of using environmental techniques. Field work is oﬀered in the local region and overseas in various modules. All ﬁrst-year students participate in ﬁeld studies in the North York Moors National Park, and a number of optional overseas ﬁeld-study modules are available in Year 2 – current locations are France, Tenerife, Spain and Italy. Additional ﬁeld studies may also be associated with particular optional modules, and there is an optional third-year ﬁeld course based in Iceland.
Degree structure Year 1 Core modules • Environmental Issues • Global Environments • Introduction to Geographical Methods
Optional modules • Global Environments • Introducing Human Geography • Landforms and Ecosystems • Geographies of Development • Dangerous Planet • World Cities • A module outside the department
Year 2 Core modules • Environmental Management Principles • Core Skills in Geography • GIS Optional modules • Field study (e.g. France, Tenerife, Italy, Spain or New York) • Economies, Politics and Space • Ecosystems • Local Environments • Urban and Rural Management • Shopping and Space • Past Environments • Atmosphere, Ocean, Biosphere • A module outside the department
Year 3 Core modules • Dissertation Optional modules • Applied Project (placement) • Water Resources • Fluvial Processes and Management • Renewable Energy • Geographical Ecology • Quaternary Environments • Wetland Archaeology • Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers • Spatial Analysis (GIS) • Food, Space and Society • Geography and Empire • Geography of Travel • Children’s Geographies • Space and Power in the North American City • Sustainable Cities • Field study (Iceland) • A module outside the department
Geography Undergraduate study 2011