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This information is for courses starting in September 2016, if you are applying for September 2017 please visit the University’s Course Listings.

The Sustainability and Environmental Management programme at Leeds draws on the expertise of one of the UK’s largest academic groups currently working at the interface between human activity and the environment. Students explore the environmental, economic and social implications of the decisions that we make and the strategies that we use to find sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

You draw on the disciplines of environmental science and ecology to develop your knowledge and skills in the science that underpins our understanding of sustainability and environmental management. At the same time, learning opportunities in politics, economics, policy and law help you to understand and evaluate societies' role in, and interaction with, changes in the natural world. At Leeds, we recognise the importance of employability for our undergraduates, so we provide specialist pathways that enable you to develop specialist knowledge and skills in order to maximise your opportunities in these sectors.

Reasons to study Sustainability and Environmental Management at Leeds

  • Professional accreditation – a fast track for your career – we are the only Russell Group University to offer an undergraduate degree which is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) which means that on successful completion of the degree you automatically qualify for Graduate Membership of IEMA, the first professional level. Accreditation by the industry body will enhance your CV and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Research-led teaching across the breadth of environmental science, social science and management, provided by academics involved in the Earth Energy Environment Institute and the Centre for Low Carbon Futures, and others who investigate challenges such as the management of UK uplands, and resource governance in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Specialist pathways in business and sustainability, sustainable infrastructure, managing ecological resources, and environmental science and management allow you to tailor your degree
  • Real training in data collection and analysis, careers skills development and refining your research skills via a major project
  • A wide range of module options such as natural hazards, climate change and sustainable consumption, that reflect the breadth of expertise in the School

Our four-year BSc programme options include a Year in Industry (available directly through UCAS; see the Year in Industry tab, above, for more information and the appropriate UCAS code). Alternatively, you may opt for a Study Year Abroad, and both of these options add real value to your degree. A four-year Master of Environmental Science degree (MEnv) is available to students who have high entry grades and a desire to study overseas - click here for more details.

Why Us?

The School of Earth and Environment at Leeds is one of the largest and most vibrant Schools in the country. Leeds is the only University that has brought together the full range of earth and environmental sciences and social sciences, from business and sustainability to meteorology and geophysics – our School has something for everyone.

Our £23.5 million building opened in April 2010 and includes state-of-the-art facilities for both teaching and research. Leeds is a Russell Group research-intensive University where you are sure to interact with staff at the cutting edge of international research in their fields and who will bring this expertise into their teaching.

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