Geography 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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"Geology at UWE Bristol is a brilliant course. With a high focus on applying knowledge gained throughout lectures and transferring these skills to the field. With many modules covering different career paths and giving an insight into real life work scenarios."

Connor, BSc(Hons) Geology

Geography and Environmental Management courses

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BSc(Hons) Geology

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Our multidisciplinary department draws on expertise in geography and civil and environmental engineering, giving you a deeper understanding of the subject. Tailor your course to your interests and choose from a variety of module options in your second and third years

Apply your taught knowledge in our well-equipped labs and in the field. Work on assignments based on real-world issues by putting your learning into practice on UK and international field trips and a placement. Benefit from strong links with key organisations such as the British Geological Survey, Geological Society of London and International Association of Volcanology.

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.

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.

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.

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.