B.A. Environmental Social Sciences with a Year in Professional Practice (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

Environmental Social Sciences with a Year in Professional Practice (Hons) degree programme from the University of Kent focuses on the environment from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities.

Important information

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Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Environmental Issues: Social Science Approaches
  • Skills for Anthropology and Conservation
  • Economic and Environmental Systems
  • Biodiversity

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

  • Year in industry

The year in professional practice involves a minimum of 24 weeks spent on placement at one or more organisations whose work is relevant to your degree programme.

During the placement you will work under the direction of a designated line manager within the host organisation, with additional support from the University via a named member of academic staff.

You will be working on one or more tasks that are agreed in advance, for example, you may contribute to a management plan, a policy report, a consultation process, a piece of applied research, or development of a set of educational materials.

Possible modules may include:

  • Research Project
  • Conservation Social Science: Methods and Research Design
  • Professional Placements
Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • Human Wildlife Conflict and Resource Competition
  • Creative Conservation
  • Practical Guiding and Interpretation
  • Climate Change and Conservation
  • Conceptual Frameworks in Conservation Science
  • Skills for Conservation Biologists (Field trip)
  • Conservation and Communities
  • Environmental Law I
  • Environmental Law II
  • Environmental Economics, Institutions and Policy
  • Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering, Platinum Award
  • Environmental Politics
  • Environmental Policy and Practice

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage