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    Description

    Environmental Management and Planning graduates offer professional advice on how to make towns, cities and rural areas better places to live and work. They are experts who understand the impact on the environment of construction and regeneration and also the need for effective management of waste, energy, contaminated land and socio-economic issues. This programme draws on the School's strengths and specialisms in: environmental technology and management, particulary waste and energy management and development management. Year 1 is the foundation year and gives an introduction to the core skills and " ground rules" such as urban studies, legislation and economics, land surveying and natural resources. Year 2 narrows the focus towards the key themes related to planning and sustainable development: environmental management, planning practice and socio economics. Level 3 provides the opportunity for you to gain practical work experience in a relevant position and organisation in Semester A, followed by further specialisation in core skills such as environmental planning, geograpical information systems (GIS) and sustainable development. Year 4 is the Honours year and allows you to develop your own specialisation, through your choice of dissertation subjects and specialist modules e.g. waste management, sustainable land use, or energy resource managment.

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    Application deadline As soon as possible Tuition fee

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    Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Year 1: Studies include a broad look at Urban Studies,Legislation and Economics as they relate to the profession, Land Surveying and Management of Natural Resources. Year 2: You are introduced to key themes, such as: Environmental Management, Economics and Project Evaluation, Environmental Science and Measurement, Interactions between society and the natural environment, Urban Planning. Year 3: There is an opportunity to undertake practical work experience in a relevant organisation in Environmental Planning, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Sustainable Development. Year 4: Honours dissertation in a preferred specialism. Specialist modules include: Waste Management, Water Quality and Treatment or Urban Regeneration.

    Work Placement

    Students have the opportunity to undertake an accredited work placement at the end of Level 2, returning to university study for Semester B of Level 3.

    Assessment Methods

    Our Environmental Management course has taken a new approach to one element of assessing the students by developing the innovative Vertical Project. Unusually, our first year students’ work with our third years, with the latter group acting as project managers; this approach has garnered plaudits from our external examiners, accreditation bodies and employers recognising how this assessment method gives our students real life experience and project management skills. Traditional methods of examinations, reports and essays as well as a time constrained test where our students are given 72 hours to write a series of short reports, are also used.

    Teaching Methods

    A key aspect is teaching our students Geographical Information Systems throughout the four years of their degree, developing them into expert users of the software system. Through their familiarity with the two most important software packages; ArcGIS, the market leader of Geographical Information Systems and Idrisi, our students have a unique specialism within the field of environmental management.
    We encourage our students take up placement opportunities at home and abroad. Local Authorities actively seek our students for employment opportunities and they will be placed with organisations such as Scottish Power, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and SERCO as well as Local Authorities in the west of Scotland for a placement of a minimum of 16 weeks. Abroad, our second year students spend a week with one of our Erasmus partners at a European university.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

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    Requirements

    • Higher Grade and A Level: 285 UCAS points(preferably a combination of As and Bs at Scottish Higher Grade)
    • ILC: 285 UCAS points from Higher grades C1 or above
    • Essential Subjects: English (S) and Mathematics (S)
    • Recommended Subjects: English (H) and Mathematics (H) (at least grade B for both), a science subject (H), Geography (H), Modern Studies (H).

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.

    Accreditation

    The programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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