Environmental Management Foundation Year
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Environment
UCAS Code: F850
Start Dates(s): September
Four years full-time (one year to complete the Foundation Year and three years to complete the degree)
Eight years part-time (two years to complete the Foundation Year and six years to complete the degree)
- Gain a broad, basic knowledge of environmental studies to prepare you for one of our courses in Environmental Management, Geography or Wildlife
- Free field trip opportunities to develop and practice your field skills
- Ideal if you’re returning to education or seeking to develop your career in a new direction
- Part-time study option
This course will provide you with a strong foundation in environmental management, allowing you to develop your skills and progress onto one of our BSc (Hons) degree courses in Environment, Geography or Wildlife.
It is ideal if you don’t meet the requirements for direct entry, but still wish to study for an Honours degree. This course may also be attractive if you are returning to higher education or if you wish to change career direction.
During the Environmental Management Foundation Year you will study modules which will help to increase your knowledge and understanding of the social and natural sciences necessary for understanding contemporary environmental issues. You will also benefit from taking part in free field trip opportunities - usually to the Peak District and Lyme Park - where you will develop and practice your field skills.
Environmental Management Foundation Year graduate
I chose the foundation year because it led on to the course I wanted to do and was a great help in preparing me for BSc Hons study. Course content is great as it covers a broad range of skills that in my case needed refreshing; for example maths, essay writing and research were all areas I needed to develop.
Core modules may include:
- Data Handling
- Professional Communications
- Earth Processes
- Environmental Conservation
Optional modules may include:
- Biological Principles
- Chemical Principles
- Science for Health
- Scientific Methods
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.