Sustainability and Environmental Management (Int) MEnv, BSc is a four-year Integrated Masters degree with a year spent at a partner university in Australia, Canada or the USA. It explores the environmental, economic and social implications of our decisions and attempts to find sustainable solutions to environmental problems.
Drawing on environmental science and ecology, you'll develop your knowledge and skills in the underpinning science. At the same time, learning opportunities in politics, economics, policy and law help you to evaluate society's role in, and interaction with, changes in the natural world.
You'll be trained in data collection and analysis and will refine your research skills in a major project and through hands-on field training.
A wide range of optional modules, such as environmental politics, climate change and sustainable consumption, reflects the breadth of expertise in the School. Pathways allow you to develop specialist knowledge and skills, which can help you succeed in the employment market.
Teaching draws on the research expertise of academics in the School, in both environmental, natural and social science. Research takes place across the globe, from low-carbon cities in the UK, to resource governance in sub-Saharan Africa, to conservation in Patagonian rainforests. Read about research in the Sustainability Research Institute.
A year in one of our carefully selected partner universities, can add real value to your degree, broadening your academic horizons and demonstrating a high degree of independence - attributes highly valued by prospective employers.
Your Year Abroad is fully integrated into your course, so it counts towards your final degree classification, and you take 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.
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 programme 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 through our specialist pathways.
Your first year provides you with the core skills and knowledge in your field. From year 2, you will have the opportunity to take modules in a chosen specialist pathway. Each of the pathways focuses on a particular aspect of your overall degree, providing specialist training for employment in that sector:
Business and Sustainability examines the interactions between these two spheres and equips you for a career in corporate social and environmental responsibility.
Energy and the Build Environment focuses on transport and energy and develops skills for a career in policy and planning.
Natural Resources and Biodiversity takes an interdisciplinary approach to biodiversity and natural resources management, preparing you for a career in environmental consultancy.
Earth Systems gives you in-depth knowledge of climate change, pollution and regulation, mixing social and natural science.
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.
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 from, biology, chemistry, economics, English, environmental studies, geography, geology, history, law, mathematics, physics, politics, sociology.
Other subjects may be considered. Offers exclude general studies.
GCSE: English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language or Mathematics qualification.
Governments, businesses, NGOs and researchers now hold sustainability at the core of their thinking about the environment and our place in it. The environment is important to everyone, but it is under increasing pressure from our demands on natural resources and the waste generated by our lifestyles. This means there's a demand for literate and numerate graduates with good analytical skills and a thorough understanding of the environmental, economic and social implications of the decisions that we make and the strategies that we use to find sustainable solutions to environmental problems. The MEnv also provides excellent preparation for further study.
We prepare our graduates for a range of careers. They work in a range of organisations - in small organisations and large companies or public sector organisations, such as the Environment Agency - and in a broad range of non-environmental and environmental roles, including environmental sustainability roles and environmental consultancy.
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 in Australia and Canada. Spending a year in one of our carefully selected partner universities 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.
The current exchange University for Sustainability and Environmental Management (International) MEnv, BSc is:
We are currently negotiating additional destinations in Asia (English speaking programmes) for this exchange programme.
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. We offer opportunities for fieldwork during all years of study, both in the UK and abroad. For example, our Year 2 students travel to Amsterdam to study topics such as water management, sustainable transport and sustainable energy. Field classes are closely integrated with lectures and module coursework in order to offer an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience and develop practical research skills. A project in your final year offers you the chance to undertake research in a topic of your choice with the benefit of expert academic guidance.
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.
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