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Environmental Management with Placement Year BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

In this course you explore the scientific and socio-economic issues behind sound environmental management, whilst developing your professional and scientific skills.

Land is facing increasing conflicts related to its management for different purposes. These include food production, renewable energy, protection of soil and water resources, nature conservation, urban development and the provision of space for recreation and tourism. Taught by the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, our BSc Environmental Management enables you to build on your interests and to prepare for a career in this area.

During this degree you will learn about the technical, scientific and socioeconomic aspects of environmental issues, and develop methods for tackling them. The course focuses on the needs of employers and you will develop your professional skills alongside your scientific knowledge, using exercises such as mock consultancies. Additionally, you will carry out a short industry placement and have the chance to study abroad.


You will carry out a one-week mini placement between your first and second years. This will involve working for a client, normally a local authority or environmental group in the Reading area, on a small project. This will provide you with valuable experience of professional work, as well as enabling you to develop your research, survey, data analysis and presentation skills. Our Department has a dedicated member of staff in charge of placements, who can provide you with advice and support.


This course will provide you with a range of transferable skills, including communication, problem solving, personal development planning, time management and information technology.

As a graduate you will have the core knowledge needed for a range of careers in fields such as environmental management, nature conservation and natural resource management. The Landscape and Countryside Management modules pathway can be a doorway into land management or conservation careers at local authorities or non-governmental organisations such as the RSPB, National Trust or Wildlife Trusts. The Global Environmental Management route, on the other hand, will enable you to move into jobs that focus on policy, such as roles within consultancy.

Furthermore, the skills learned through the course can be transferred to other sectors such as rural development, estate management, project management and teaching. It is also an ideal stepping stone for further study and research.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,830per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    121 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%


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