Sheffield Hallam University: Environmental Management

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Web http://www.shu.ac.uk
Email admissions@shu.ac.uk
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught

Summary

1. Course summary - Cover the core knowledge and competencies required for a career in environmental management.

  • Specialise in wildlife and landscape management, international resource management, or design your own course based on modules offered for the above two routes

Many of the staff teaching on the course have worked in the sector, and retain a strong involvement with it. As a result they are able to draw on their own experience and use a range of case studies in their teaching.

2. How you learn You are encouraged to become an active, self-directed learner. We aim to provide a supportive, inclusive yet challenging learning experience that will help you achieve your ambitions. Lectures will introduce you to key theories, concepts, and current debates, with guest lecturers and site visits illustrating the concepts and issues being explored. Assessment is entirely through coursework, using tasks that you are likely to do as part of your professional role.

You learn through

  • lectures

  • guest lectures

  • individual and group exercises

  • case studies

  • field visits

  • coursework

Applied learning

Live projects

You may have the opportunity to take a module where you act as a consultant, completing a project for an organisation outside of the University.

Field trips

Field visits allow you to see examples of principles covered and to practice techniques. Recent visits have included cultural landscape management in the Peak District and lowland peat bogs, ecological survey in local farmland, sustainable housing design, and innovative waste management practises in Sheffield. Where possible these visits will involve external professionals responsible for the site or process being examined.

Networking opportunities

Our staff have good contacts with individuals and organisations working in the field. This allows you to engage with professionals both within the course and through extra-curricular activities. These contacts will enhance your understanding of the different roles and organisations within the environmental sector and help you to gain experience of the sector. You can also draw on University services that support graduate employability and enterprise, including a careers event.

MSc

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