• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies at The Open University UK combines the social and natural sciences to provide you with both knowledge of the societal (social, political, economic, cultural and ethical) and the biophysical (geological, physical, ecological) dimensions.
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Overview

Climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion: environmental issues are posing challenges to people and ecosystems across the planet.

Key features of the Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies at The Open University UK

  • Develop the core knowledge and skills necessary to understand the complexity and controversies behind key environmental issues
  • Combine a thorough interdisciplinary grounding in environmental change with a distinctive social science approach to environmental issues
  • Gain the ability to interpret, analyse, and critically evaluate quantitative and qualitative evidence  
  • Enhance your employability by learning how to work between the social and natural sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Time limit – 12 years

  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environment: journeys through a changing world
  • Investigating the social world 
  • Environment: sharing a dynamic planet 
  • Environment and society 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General 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.
  • This qualification begins with the module Environment: journeys through a changing world (U116) which offers a great deal of help with study skills, such as taking notes, writing essays and basic scientific expressions to build a solid foundation for further study.

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

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6024 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6024 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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