This programme is offered either full and part time basis
There has been a rapid growth in Environmental Assessment (EA) requirements around the world, at both project and strategic levels, which has generated a need for additional personnel. In Europe thousands of environmental assessments are carried out annually, and new legislation has placed obligations on many organisations to carry out strategic environmental assessments of their plans and programmes without the trained personnel to do so.
EA places demands upon those involved in both planning and authorising development proposals. Scientists must use their technical expertise to provide inputs into EAs; lawyers must establish and operate the procedures; developers must formulate their proposals within the legislative framework; agencies must review the adequacy of EAs; and decision makers must learn how to respond to the increased breadth and depth of information on potential impacts.
Degree Subject: This programme is open to students with a first degree in a related discipline and/or relevant work experience. Related disciplines cross the sciences, social sciences and arts.
Degree Classification: Good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)
Alternative Qualifications: Please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of your background.
Compulsory Study (120 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT EFFECTIVENESS
THEORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Option A Study (60 credits)
Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:
Students may also choose modules from other Schools, subject to their approval and to timetable compatibility, with the agreement of the Course Director and of the School concerned.
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND HUMAN SOCIETY
CATCHMENT WATER RESOURCES
CLIMATE CHANGE: PHYSICAL SCIENCE BASIS
EARTH AND LIFE
ECOLOGICAL MODELLING AND STATISTICS
ECOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE
ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
GIS FOR ECOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
MODELLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES
NARRATIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
RESEARCH TOPICS IN EARTH SCIENCE
SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY
STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY
THE CARBON CYCLE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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