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  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Course Summary**The value and importance of the environment and its issues is becoming increasingly recognised in society. As such, environmental management is a vibrant and rapidly changing area. The Environmental Management HND covers key topics such as climate change, sustainability, and management of natural and land resources, as well as political and social issues associated with these. Students will learn through a combination of practical and case study based learning, supporting knowledge and awareness of current techniques used in environmental management. This provides students with essential knowledge and skills for further study and employment in a wide range of environmental and conservation sectors. The theory and skills gained in this award will support progression onto the Degree in Environmental Management, but also move into related sectors such as environmental protection, rural development, estate management, and environmental conservation.**Assessment Methods**A wide range of assessment methods are employed in this HND award that include: case study reporting, assessment portfolio, site investigation and management/conservation plan, restricted/short response questions, presentations, investigative log book, or audit reporting to name a few.**Course Details****Modules**Mandatory Modules in this HND include those listed in the HNC Environmental Management profile together with: Global Climate Systems; Resource Economics; Freshwater Environments: Management and Protection; Environmental Management Systems; Monitoring and Analytical Methods for Environmental Science; Fundamentals of Geospatial Approaches and Data Analysis in Environmental Science, and Sustainable Resource Recovery and Pollution Control. Candidates will also undertake two HND level Graded Unit Award in Environmental Management that provide project management, team work, and data collection and analysis experience in one, and examination experience and assessment of depth of retained core knowledge in the other. HND students will also select five additional modules from an elective list (elective modules available vary annually and across the different campuses dependant on staff availability and specialism): Habitat Management; Terrestrial Ecology; Ecological Surveying; Energy and the Environment; Reclamation of Degraded Land; Marine Environments: Management and Protection; Tourism: Sustainability and Rural Communities; Environmental Chemistry: An Introduction (a mandatory elective on some campuses to support progression); Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness; Rural Socio-economic Development; Forestry: Woodland Conservation; Education for Sustainability: Principles and Practice, or Farm Scale Renewable Energy.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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A level : DE

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University information

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

  • Campus address

    SRUC Scotland's Rural College, SRUC Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH9 3JG, Scotland

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