The words ‘environment’ and ‘sustainability’ are used prolifically and widely misunderstood. This course will suit you if you want to understand what lies behind the words and be able to make a knowledgeable contribution to debates about the environment.
You will gain an understanding of the environmental processes that underpin topical issues such as climate change, wildlife conservation and sustainability. You will understand the principles of sustainable development and develop your practical research skills.
This course goes well with geography or science and may also appeal to you if you are taking politics, business or social science or want to improve your understanding of environmental issues.
It is a very varied subject and you get to learn about all different aspects of the environment. I have particularly enjoyed the field trips looking at rivers and the coast. I have enjoyed the learning atmosphere and the work doesn’t involve too much writing which is good.Matthew Johnson ex Patcham High School
The course has links with the sciences but the material is accessible to students from the humanities or social sciences. Students undertake regular local fieldwork.