*This course provides a firm grounding, through its core modules, in the fundamental principles of environmental science that underpin environmental management. *It aims to prepare students for jobs in environmental consultancy and business, in government and non-governmental organisations and in environmental research, either in the UK or overseas. *A wide choice of optional modules allows students to structure their degrees according to their own specific interests in environmental science, ecology and conservation, and environmental policy and economics. *Through its emphasis on research, environmental assessment methods, and the application of critical thinking to specific case studies, the course equips students to analyse and tackle the complex, multi-faceted problems that characterise environmental management. *Great emphasis is placed on problem solving, particularly on issues currently being investigated by research staff within the Environment Department and the Stockholm Environmental Institute at York (SEIY), which is part of the Environment Department. *Students can do their dissertation work in the Environment Department, at the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) or SEIY, or with some other appropriate institution or organisation. *Alternatively they might choose to use a combination of these, for example by being based at the Environment Department for the majority of their work, but also going to FERA to use special analytical facilities available there, or going overseas to work on SEIY field projects.
All Environment degree programmes have a 'modular' structure, where each module comprises a 10 credit unit or multiple of this. A 10 credit module is equivalent to 100 hours of work, typically comprising 20-25 contact hours with staff, and 75-80 hours of private-study, for a lecture-based module. Modules involving field and laboratory classes may have greater proportions of contact time. Students must accumulate 180 credits for the MSc in Environmental Science and Management; this comprises 120 credits from taught modules and 60 credits for a dissertation – an independent study module. Of the taught modules, 80 credits form the compulsory core of the degree programme; the remaining 40 credits are optional modules chosen by students. During the first two weeks of term, students can attend more optional modules than is required in order to help them decide which ones they want to select. For the Diploma in Environmental Science and Management, students must accumulate 120 credits from taught modules only; there is no requirement to undertake an independent study module. For the Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Science and Management, students must accumulate 60 credits from a compulsory set of core modules.
2:1, preferably with a relevant science degree. A 2:2 may be considered, particularly where the student has high marks in relevant modules and/or appropriate industrial or other relevant work experience.
2016/17 Home/EU: £6,650; Overseas: £15,680
Recipient: University of York
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