Geography, Planning and Environmental Management

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Our geography and environmental management courses blend theory and practice to create a learning experience that’s thought-provoking and relevant. Our strong connections with professional bodies provide an important source of influence and offer a benchmark you can take into the workplace. 

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Geography, Planning and Environmental Management courses

Find out more about our courses below. All information is correct as of 19 November 2020. 

BA(Hons) Geography

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Our human geography degree is strongly applied, which means you'll look beyond the theories to explore their real-world application. Broadening your experience on field trips, you’ll investigate projects as diverse as industrial change in Wales and urban development in Mallorca, all included within course fees. Our strong industry links mean inspiring learning opportunities outside the classroom, such as placements, a study year abroad or an international research opportunity.

BEng(Hons)/MEng Civil Engineering

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BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering introduces you to the broad spectrum of civil engineering, from soil mechanics and hydraulics to hydrology and risk management. You’ll explore different structures and materials, and build valuable skills in management, computer-aided design, surveying, and geographical information systems.

Expect to apply what you've learned through projects based on real-world scenarios, as well as site visits, guest lectures and research opportunities in transport, flooding, structures, bridges and sustainability. Tap into placement opportunities with our partner employers to further boost your prospects.

BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree. The recommended route of study for international students is through the UWE Bristol International College.

BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering introduces you to the broad spectrum of civil engineering, from soil mechanics and hydraulics to hydrology and risk management. You’ll explore different structures and materials, and build valuable skills in management, computer-aided design, surveying, and geographical information systems.

Expect to apply what you've learned through projects based on real-world scenarios, as well as site visits, guest lectures and research opportunities in transport, flooding, structures, bridges and sustainability. Tap into placement opportunities with our partner employers to further boost your prospects.

BSc(Hons) Geography

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Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), BSc(Hons) Geography gives you the tools to succeed in your future career. You’ll explore the different ways natural environments can be managed and delve into the science behind the main environmental challenges society is facing.

BSc(Hons) Environmental Management

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You'll study core environmental challenges affecting the world today, such as the impacts arising from climate change, rapid urbanisation and insecurities surrounding water, waste management, and energy. There’s also a focus on environmental psychology, where you’ll learn to look at how people’s attitudes and behaviour can affect environmental action.

BSc(Hons) Urban Planning

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BSc(Hons) Urban Planning will equip you to design and deliver development and change, and carry out successful planning projects. You'll examine current issues such as the impact of driverless cars, and develop the skillset you need to be a future-facing, visionary practitioner.

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute, the course will enhance your employability, with the chance to work on live briefs across the city, with active practitioners. You'll undertake inspiring fieldwork and develop wide-ranging skills that extend from design to the financial appraisal of a project.

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Degree Apprenticeships

Hear from our Head of Apprenticeships, Simon Flenley-Pond, about what to expect when studying a degree apprenticeship at UWE Bristol.

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Geography and Environmental Degree Apprenticeships

Find out more about our Geography and Environmental Degree Apprenticeship below.

Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering.

You'll graduate with a BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering.

The Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship has been designed to teach key engineering concepts, alongside vital professional skills in management, creative skills in design of civil engineering structures and systems and practical skills in surveying, geographical information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design (CAD).

Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship

You will graduate with an MSc in Urban Planning.

You will graduate with an MSc in Urban Planning.

Our Degree Apprenticeship is built around two routes. Entry Point 1 is for those without a degree but with relevant level three qualifications. Entry Point 2 is for graduates from any academic background, although it’s particularly attractive for those with a social sciences, geography or planning background. We take professional experience into account where appropriate.

Students arriving at Entry Point 1 will be with us for four years, studying on a day-release basis. After two years, successful apprentices will be eligible to secure the CertHE in Urban Planning Practice that gives access to our MSc Urban Planning award enabling them to satisfy the educational requirements of the RTPI. In addition to providing some context to the themes explored on the MSc, the CertHE also develops some important study skills that can help to ensure a smooth transition into higher education.

After completing their studies and the necessary end-point assessment, successful apprentices will be chartered members of the Royal Town Planning Institute and allowed to use the post-nominal letters MRTPI.