At Queens, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable students to achieve their full academic potential.
On the BSc Land Use and Environmental Management we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, lifelong learners.
Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:
Whilst the responsibility for securing work placements rests with the student, a dedicated School Careers Advisor supports students in attaining work placement. The students who have undertaken placement have been extremely well received by the employers, with all the placement organisations indicating they would want to take students in future years.
RICS Accreditation:The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This means that after completing the BSc, a student can embrace the Chartered Surveyor profession upon completion of a two year training in a RICS related business and passing an exam. Students doing the BSc Land Use and Environmental Management with Professional Studies can start the two year training during the 46 week work placement at the end of Level 2.
Careers are diverse, with expected employment not only within the rural and land use industries and government services, but also within private sector industries, financial institutions and agribusiness concerns of various kinds.
Graduates of these programmes will have a knowledge of the natural environment, be able to demonstrate familiarity with the issues of sustainable development, conservation and environmental protection and also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the integrated and holistic nature of land use and environmental management.
Possible career destinations include environmental management within the private and public sectors including consultancy and environmental impact assessment with environmental organisations such as the RSPB and the WWF.
Graduates can become Chartered Surveyors. Opportunities also exist within the full range of occupations associated with graduate employment. Graduates also have the opportunity for further postgraduate study through research (MPhil/PhD) or taught programmes, including RICS accredited courses
Other Career-related information: Queens is a member of the Russell Group and, therefore, one of the 20 universities most-targeted by leading graduate employers. Queens students will be advised and guided about career choice and, through the Degree Plus initiative, will have an opportunity to seek accreditation for skills development and experience gained through the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer.
Degree Plus and other related initiatives: Recognising student diversity, as well as promoting employability enhancements and other interests, is part of the developmental experience at Queens. Students are encouraged to plan and build their own personal skill and experiential profile through a range of activities including; recognised Queens Certificates, placements and other work experiences (at home or overseas), Erasmus study options elsewhere in Europe, learning development opportunities and involvement in wider university life through activities, such as clubs, societies, and sports.
Queens actively encourages this type of activity by offering students an additional qualification, the Degree Plus Award (and the related Researcher Plus Award for PhD and MPhil students). Degree Plus accredits wider experiential and skill development gained through extra-curricular activities that promote the enhancement of academic, career management, personal and employability skills in a variety of contexts. As part of the Award, students are also trained on how to reflect on the experience(s) and make the link between academic achievement, extracurricular activities, transferable skills and graduate employment. Participating students will also be trained in how to reflect on their skills and experiences and can gain an understanding of how to articulate the significance of these to others, e.g. employers.
England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
These degree programmes have been developed in consultation with employers, industry and academics, to offer students a curriculum designed to enhance employability and graduate skills, combining basic scientific knowledge with interpersonal, entrepreneurial, innovative thinking and management skills.
Core modules in environmental management are supplemented with a wide range of optional modules, from environmental planning, geography, biology, economics, sociology and politics and international studies, enabling an in-depth study of subject threads throughout the programme. Students must take the equivalent of at least six modules in each stage, including any compulsory modules.
CompulsoryIntroduction to Spatial Planning
Skills for Land Use and Environmental ManagementOptionalAccounting for Non-Specialists
Contemporary Issues in Urban and Rural Planning
Environmental Issues: A Geographical Perspective on a Changing World
Institutional and Policy Context of Planning Practice
Spaces, Places and Plans
The Individual and Society
The Sociological Imagination
CompulsoryClimate Change: Science, Impacts and Responses
Introduction to Environmental Economics
Work Placement (3-yr programme)
1-year Work Placement (4-yr programme)OptionalApplied Ecology
Development of Social Theory
Economy and Space
Geographies of Urban Development
Planning and Sustainable Development 2
Planning Theory and Society
Politics and Policy of the European Union
Sustaining the Biosphere
The Development of Social Theory
CompulsoryBusiness Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Global Issues in Agriculture
Policies for Environmental Sustainability
Economics of the Environment
Economics of the Public Sector
Infrastructure and Transportation
Themes in Spatial Planning
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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No work experience is required.
"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."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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These degrees are accredited by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).