What's the course about?
The Herts Environmental Management and Ecology BSc degree will help you gain the professional and practical field skills to lead future environmental management. Whether it’s the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, environmental hazards, invasive species, food and water security, or rewilding, our teaching will equip you with the tools to help tackle these contemporary challenges. Many of these issues are fundamentally ecological in nature and hence the course has a very strong focus on ecological theory, application and management.
Fieldwork and self-driven research will be fundamental to your studies and you will develop skills and gain experience directly related to a variety of environmental career paths. Our residential field courses to the Swiss Alps, Lake District, Peak District and Scottish Highlands (and many day visits to a wide range of locations) are fully-funded. You will have access to our specialist laboratories and our environmental field centre, where you will receive extensive field and lab training. Our GIS teaching in our state-of-the-art computer facilities will equip you with cutting edge spatial skills for the digital age.
You will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of topics founded around staff expertise in freshwater ecosystems, environmental change, sustainability, climate change and agriculture. With a Herts Environmental Management and Ecology BSc degree you will gain an abundance of skills and knowledge, preparing you for your future career.
You can find out more about our staff in Geography, Environment and Planning here.
Your main campus is College Lane
This is where the creative arts, science and health-related subjects are based. This means you’ll share the campus with future nurses, scientists, artists and more. You can use the common rooms to relax with friends, work out in the 24-hour gym or have a drink in our on-campus pub or cafes. We also have restaurants for you to eat in or grab something on the go. Our Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, which means you can study whenever suits you best. Want to pop over to the other campus? You can take the free shuttle bus or walk there in just 15 minutes.