How we manage the environments in which we live, work and relax is one of the biggest and most exciting challenges we currently face.
managing human interaction with the environment
Increasing conflict over the management of our land and water bodies has led to demands for multi-purpose use of both, for everything from food production, the provision of renewable energy and conservation of biodiversity, to urban development and the provision of space for recreation and tourism.
Explore and address these critical issues with a degree in environmental management. It is an ideal area of study for students with a strong interest in biology and geography, calling on both core academic subjects to tackle some of the 21st century's greatest challenges.
“The course is really great for allowing you to consolidate and further the ecology taught at A level biology, as well as applying this to the real world in a variety of sectors.”
You can tailor the course to suit your interests with one of our two pathways – Landscape and Countryside Management, and Global Environmental Management – or choose your own route and select modules from each.
You will also benefit from the programme's strong practical element, which includes a strong emphasis on field-based teaching and visits to environmental organisations. You can also opt to take the four-year course, which incorporates a year on a professional placement, and you'll also be encouraged to consider a study abroad experience as part of your degree.
“We've developed a course that will give you the knowledge and skills you will need for a career in the environmental sector, from a scientific understanding of environmental problems, through to strategies to allow individuals, companies and organisations to minimise their environmental impacts.”
The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is home to a variety of facilities including: farms, research facilities, laboratories and dedicated study space. Watch this video for further information.
The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) is delighted to offer a number of scholarships for students starting University in September 2020.
Skills for employment
A degree in environmental management can lead to many different and rewarding careers – find out why Reading graduates are getting hired.
How you'll learn
You will develop fundamental knowledge and skills in a range of relevant techniques through varied study methods and research work.
Experience a new culture while studying abroad
We offer an option to study abroad as part of your degree, giving you international experience.
Work experience while you study
We support and encourage our students to get professional experience as part of their degrees, which can give you a head start towards the perfect job.
Our research facilities
You'll benefit from our modern facilities, located on an award-winning parkland campus.
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