About the Course
Sustainability, conservation and protecting the environment are now of prime importance. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to address environmental concerns not by studying environmental issues alone, but by considering them in the appropriate social, economic and management context.
Within the HND you will choose between two streams; the first (Sustainable Environmental Management) concentrates more on human geography issues and conservation, whilst the second (Environmental Protection) takes a slightly more scientific approach and covers environmental impacts and monitoring.
Most of the modules in the two years are common to both streams, ensuring that all students address environmental concerns across a broad front and based on a common core knowledge.
Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/1 A-Level Pass or equivalent qualification preferably to include a science subject or geography.
Building on year one, the HNC Countryside and Environmental Management, the second year develops your technical and academic skills across the environmental and sustainability fields, including environmental impacts in business and industry. You’ll also develop your transferable skills, such as report writing, critical analysis and presentation skills, to prepare you for the job market or further studies.
As with all environmental courses at SRUC, lecture-based learning is heavily supplemented by field visits, external speakers, case studies and a study tour. This enables the knowledge gained in the lecture room to be placed firmly in an applied context.
Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply to join year three of the following degree programmes at SRUC: BSc/BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management, BSc/BSc (Hons) Countryside Management.