Environment and Business MEnv, BA is a four-year Integrated Masters degree with a year spent abroad. It combines the study of environmental and sustainability issues with sound business and management practice. It's concerned with the pressures and opportunities facing business as a result of the contemporary environmental and corporate social responsibility agendas.
You'll have the opportunity to study modules in the Business School and the School of Law, and to undertake a major environmental enterprise project. Pathways allow you to develop specialist knowledge and skills, which can help you succeed in the employment market.
A year in the USA, Canada or Australia can add real value to your degree, broadening your academic horizons and demonstrating a high degree of independence - attributes highly valued by prospective employers. We're currently in negotiation with some of the world's leading universities and final destinations for this degree will be announced soon.
Your Year Abroad is fully integrated into your course, so it counts towards your final degree classification, and you take only Masters-level modules during your fourth and final year. Leeds was the first university in the UK to introduce the fully integrated international study year abroad and we have many years' experience of working with internationally renowned institutions in North America and Australasia.
We want to help you make the most of your time at Leeds. The School has an officer dedicated to Student experience.
If you study in our School of Earth and Environment you'll join one of the largest and most vibrant schools in the country.
The course is designed around a combination of compulsory core modules, as well as opportunities to choose optional modules that allow you to follow areas of personal interest or broaden your learning.
In your first year, you'll study the underlying principles of business, the natural environment, and human impacts. Fieldwork and study skills feature strongly in this course and provide a solid foundation for your later independent studies.
In year 2, you'll develop your business skills through a range of core and optional modules influenced by your own interests. In this year you will have interaction with business executives and will work on real world issues in environment and business.
As you extend your analytical skills you will gain a deeper understanding of the issues regarding the interface between the environment and business practices.
You will spend your third year studying abroad at one of partner universities. The marks you receive are translated to Leeds equivalents and count towards your final degree classification.
Your final year will give you the chance to produce your own work at a professional level through our own final year project. You will be able to choose modules that enable you to pursue your specialist interests. These may include: climate change, law, marketing and advertising, business management, or corporate strategy.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: A*AA including two preferably from: biology, business studies, English, ethics, geography, history, law, philosophy, psychology, politics, sociology.
Offers exclude general studies.
GCSE: English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language or Mathematics qualification.
Environment and Business graduates are well placed to appreciate the fundamental advantages of a sustainability-oriented approach to business, and to help businesses deliver long-term solutions to environmental and social challenges. Career options for Environment and Business graduates include environmental consultancy and management, corporate social responsibility. Work opportunities occur in private companies, non-governmental organisations or the public sector. The MEnv also provides excellent preparation for further study.
The School of Earth and Environment is committed to enhancing employability and offers a range of initiatives to ensure our students receive the highest level of support throughout their studies. Read about careers and employability on the School website.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
Study abroad and work placements
The School of Earth and Environment at Leeds was the first Department in the UK to offer integrated degrees with a year in North America and we extended the scope of this highly successful programme by offering additional partner institutions worldwide. Spending a year abroad is not only an adventure, it is a chance to add real value to your degree by experiencing environmental challenges that simply don't exist within the UK.
Fieldwork will be an essential element of your degree, and is one of the most enjoyable and sociable parts of the course for students and staff alike. Field classes give students an excellent opportunity to engage with current debates, investigate real world examples and interact with different interest groups in locations around Yorkshire and further afield.
In your first year, you will research a sustainability problem and apply your new research skills to a real world situation. Optional modules include one-day field classes where you will develop skills in data collection and analysis. Second-year fieldwork in research methods involves a residential field class in the Netherlands, where you can apply different research approaches and data collection methods to prepare you for your individual research project in your final year. Some optional modules include one-day field visits where you can gain insights from practitioners about particular environmental issues.
Because we recognise the value of field experience the school covers the transport and accommodation costs for all compulsory taught fieldcourses and many optional field trips. We also contribute to fieldwork costs arising from your final-year research project.
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