Overview This course is aimed at professionals in the public or private sectors who wish to update and expand their knowledge of sustainable development, and also at graduates who are looking to develop their careers along these lines.
You will learn core legal, business, management and decision making skills together with the skills needed to formulate and enact policy decisions and to instigate, develop and undertake sustainable environmental solutions.
Knowledge of a broad range of issues and the ability to communicate with professionals in other specialisms, non-specialists and the general public are essential skills required by practitioners in this field. The course aims to mimic real-life working scenarios by emphasising the interaction between students and their counterparts on related courses.
Key Facts This course is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of subject disciplines and career pathways who wish to specialise in sustainable development and the environment. The course offers a number of ‘themed’ pathways, allowing you the flexibility of tailoring the content to meet your own particular interests in green economics, planning and policy or design and construction. The green economics pathway is accredited by the Green Economics Institute – one of the largest green research centres in the world, which leads a global movement for change through green economics. The course provides a genuine multi-disciplinary learning environment by taking an interactive, student-centred, problem-based approach to learning. Student-led workshops are backed up by tutorial support, with aspiring environmental specialists working closely with construction / planning students studying MSc Construction Project Management or MA Environmental and Spatial Planning. The course covers a range of themes to ensure that you are equipped with a broad range of knowledge to best position yourself in the job market.
- Candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered but they must be numerate and IT literate. - The range of suitable first degrees includes subjects such as planning, geography, construction, business, management, economics, engineering and the physical sciences. - Candidates with other qualifications and suitable work-based experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
Recipient: Birmingham City University
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