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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment, Bachelor

Certificate of Higher Education in Environment, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Certificate of Higher Education in Environment at The Open University UK combines aspects of science, technology and social science to help you understand the environments in which we live and work; how our activities influence them; how they influence what we do; and how can we live sustainably within them.

About

Key features of the Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Certificate of Higher Education in Environment course at The Open University UK

  • Develops the knowledge and skills needed to understand and interpret local and global environmental problems
  • Equips you to contribute positively to debates in this field
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

Skills for career development

This certificate course develops a range of transferable skills and a broad understanding of environmental issues – qualities that are increasingly in demand within government bodies, the private sector, and non-governmental organisations now that they are expected to operate more sustainably. Valuable transferable skills include thinking creatively, tackling complex issues and collecting, analysing and interpreting complex data.  You’ll also gain problem-solving, research, planning, auditing, IT, communication, and team working skills.

Career relevance

Directly relevant careers for those with environmental expertise include pollution control, waste management and recycling, water quality and resources, energy management, planning and sustainability, environmental management and consultancy, ecology and nature conservation, and environmental education. Professionals with qualifications in this subject area can find employment across a wide range of public, private and voluntary sectors. Graduates are found working in:

  • environmental management
  • environmental policy
  • environmental consultancy
  • environmental education
  • local, national and international governmental agencies
  • nature conservation
  • information systems
  • civil or diplomatic service
  • overseas development
  • journalism
  • research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part time – 2 years Full time – 1 year Time limit – 7 years

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environment: journeys through a changing world 
  • Investigating the social world 
  • Science: concepts and practice 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £5,856

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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