Environmental Management & Sustainability with Foundation Year
The Foundation Year enables students to complete an extra year of study before starting the BSc (Hons) Environmental Management & Sustainability degree course. This route is for students that have not previously studied science subjects, or are returning to education, or don't currently meet the requirements for direct entry onto the degree course.
After successfully completing the Foundation Year, students will automatically progress onto the three-year BSc (Hons) Environmental Management & Sustainability programme, or the four-year BSc (Hons) Environmental Management & Sustainability (with Professional Placement Year) programme. However, there is also the opportunity to take other courses at the University of Worcester.
The Foundation Year consists of four 30 credit mandatory modules:
The module will cover a broad range of topics, from the basic principles of chemistry to more applied aspects of biochemistry. You will learn through a variety of activities, including lectures, workshops, teamwork, and hands-on activities.
- Earth, Life and Diversity
You will study biology at a range of levels, from the very big, considering what conditions are needed for life and what makes the Earth a suitable place for it, to the very small, like examining what DNA is and how it works. You will therefore explore some fundamental biological questions.
- Essential Skills for Scientists
You will be introduced to the key mathematical tools and techniques underpinning study in biological and environmental sciences. You will also have opportunity to develop your communication and critical thinking skills.
The sessions will build upon the ideas introduced in the other three modules, giving you a greater understanding of how science works. You will learn a range of skills, covering a broad range of topics from using keys to identify species, to how to extract and examine DNA. You will develop your team working and professional skills through enquiry-based learning activities both in the field and in the lab.