The BSc Environmental Management and Technology develops broad and specialist skills that are in demand from government and regulatory bodies, the private sector, consultancies and conservation organisations. Careers directly related to the degree include:
- pollution control
- waste management and recycling water quality and resources
- energy management planning and sustainability
- environmental management and consultancy
- environmental education.
Graduates can also go into financial, business and public sector work.
This degree course is designed to develop breadth and depth of understanding in scientific, technical and management aspects of environmental problems. You’ll be able to: think creatively, tackle complex issues and collect, analyse and interpret complex quantitative and qualitative data. You’ll gain practical skills in problem solving, project work (including research, planning, auditing and survey techniques), digital literacy, communication, and interdisciplinary team work. Together they demonstrate an all-round ability which will be valued by employers, who also rate the self-motivation of OU students very highly.
The broad and specialist skills developed by the BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Technology are particularly in demand by government and regulatory bodies, the private sector, consultancies and conservation organisations, in areas such as:
- environmental management
- environmental policy
- environmental consultancy
- environmental education
- local, national and international governmental agencies
- nature conservation
- information systems
- civil or diplomatic service
- overseas development