BSc in Environmental Management and Technology (Honours)

The Open University

Program Description

BSc in Environmental Management and Technology (Honours)

The Open University

BSc in Environmental Management and Technology (Honours)

How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its future? How can we use technology to design more sustainable practices? This interdisciplinary degree course combines aspects of science, management, technology and social science to help you understand the environmental systems in which we live and work, and how we can improve the way we act within them.

Key features of the course

  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to understand and manage environmental problems more sustainably
  • Explore the complexities of natural and built environments, at local, national and international level
  • Understand the interrelationships between human activity and environmental systems
  • Develop your analytical, design and systems thinking skills

Educational aims

The degree aims to provide students with:

  • an understanding of key concepts, theories, methods and debates in psychology
  • an appreciation of different perspectives within psychology and the ability to evaluate them critically
  • practical experience of designing, carrying out, analysing and reporting psychological research using a range of research methods
  • an understanding of the application of psychology to social, educational, practical and professional issues
  • a range of generic skills as detailed in the Benchmark document for Psychology
  • a degree which fulfils the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society* and which provides the basis for further postgraduate study in psychology. [*provided students commencing their OU degree study from 1 September 2006 onwards achieve at least the equivalent of a 2:2 classification]
  • support and guidance to improve their own learning and performance and develop as independent learners.

Fees

We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential. That’s why we work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible and have a wide range of flexible ways to pay to help spread, or even reduce, the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are:

  • Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront.
  • If like most OU students studying part time, you study an average of 60 credits a year – you’ll study for six years to complete a degree. Our typical fee for 60 credits is £2,632.
  • Our current fee is £5,264 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study.
  • The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,792 based on our current fees.

NB: Prices are subject to change.

How long does it take?

  • Part time – 6 years
  • Full time – 3 years
  • Time limit – 16 years

Career relevance

The broad and specialist skills developed by the BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Technology are particularly in demand by government and regulatory bodies, the private sector, consultancies and conservation organisations, in areas such as:

  • environmental management
  • environmental policy
  • environmental consultancy
  • environmental education
  • local, national and international governmental agencies
  • nature conservation
  • information systems
  • civil or diplomatic service
  • overseas development
  • journalism
  • research.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this degree. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process.

Read more about this programme on the Open University website here

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated October 23, 2017
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