The growing changes affecting the natural environment, and the increasing role of environmental policies affecting businesses and organisations are creating new and challenging career opportunities for those familiar with issues of sustainable development, planning and environmental protection and management.
The BSc in Environmental Management explores the physical, social, economic and cultural aspects of environmental management. It combines aspects of science, geography and environmental planning with an environmental work placement to understand the environmental systems in which we live and work.
Students will be enabled to understand; issues of sustainable development, conservation and environmental protection and management, the integrated and holistic nature of environmental management and how to devise, manage and critically evaluate project work.
Environmental Management Degree highlights
Students undertaking this BSc will have the opportunity to undertake a 16 week placement as part of their studies in year 2.
- Degrees accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Students must complete a compulsory 16-week work placement as an integral part of Stage 2. This placement will help students apply their degree to a work place environment, and build a foundation for future career opportunities. Work placements take place in a wide range of organisations including Farrans, Northstone Quarries, SITA Waste Management, Ulster Wildlife Trust, Colin Glen, National Trust, Property developers, Property management companies, Environmental consultancies and Councils. Work placement overseas is encouraged and students have worked in America, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and England.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- The course will include 'Dragons' Den' presentations to external experts in the final year for the module Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Planning and Geography modules will host guest lectures from business practitioners. Site visits will be an important component of many modules, including Environmental Management, Environmental Assessment, Policies for Environmental Sustainability, Dynamic Earth and Environmental Change.
- This is a unique interdisciplinary course shared between two Schools - Biological Sciences and Natural and Built Environment.
Francis MacKin, Environmental Management Graduate
Careers are diverse, not only in the rural and land use industries and government services, but also in private sector industries, financial institutions and agribusiness concerns of various kinds.
Graduates will have a knowledge of the natural environment, be able to demonstrate familiarity with sustainable development, conservation and environmental protection issues, as well as an understanding of the integrated and holistic nature of land use and environmental management.
Possible careers include environmental management (private and public sectors) and include consultancy and environmental impact assessment with environmental organisations (eg RSPB, WWF). Graduates can become Chartered Surveyors. Opportunities also exist within the full range of occupations associated with graduate employment.
Employment after the Course
Students who graduate from the Environmental Management programmes have primarily embraced careers in the following areas: environmental management; environmental consultancy; environmental conservation; environmental surveying.
Graduates from this course have found employment in several organisations, including:
• Action Renewables
• The Consumer Council
• Environment Agency
• RecyCo Waste Management
Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Prizes and Awards(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.