What will I learn?

Birkbeck's BSc Environment and Sustainability with Foundation Year 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 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 will give you a grounding in the ecological and social dimensions of environment and sustainability. You can tailor your degree by choosing option 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.Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can automatically progress on to our three-year, full-time, evening study BSc Environment and Sustainability.We also offer part-time Foundation Year degrees which allow you to spread out your Foundation Year studies over two years. As the 'Foundation Year' is made up of 120 credits, as a part-time student you can take 60 credits in each of your first and second years before starting the main four-year BSc Environment and Sustainability. This means that you can take six years to complete the part-time degree with Foundation Year.**Highlights**- Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.- 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 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.- 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.

Which department am I in?

Geography

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,560.00 (US$ 19,413) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Malet Street,

London,

Camden,

WC1E 7HX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

IB requirements range from 28–30, depending on the course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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