School of Earth and Environment
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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 MEnv 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.
  • Part of the UK’s leading Earth and Environment Integrated Masters programme, incorporating exciting classes overseas that are fully credited in your degree
  • A year in the USA, Australia or Canada adds real value to your degree – broadening your academic horizons and demonstrates a high level of independence. Attributes that are highly valued by prospective employers.
  • 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

Why Us?

The Leeds School of Earth and Environment is one of the largest and most vibrant Schools in the UK. Only Leeds has brought Environmental Social Science under the same banner as the full range of related disciplines from Environmental Science and Geology to Meteorology and Geophysics.

Leeds offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and new computer clusters in a £23.5 million building that opened in 2010. We are a research-led School where teaching draws on the expertise of academic staff who work at the cutting edge of their international fields. More information on our approach to learning and teaching can be found here.

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