Global Ecosystem Management
The protection of our natural environment and losses of global biodiversity have never been higher in the public consciousness.
Despite advances in scientific knowledge and understanding, we continue to see the degradation of our environment coupled with problems related to climate change. The international community recognises the need for a multidisciplinary approach to global environmental problems if the continuing downward trends in biodiversity and ecosystem health are to be reversed. Human well-being also depends heavily on the ecosystem services which nature provides.
The undergraduate scheme in Global Ecosystem Management at Writtle University College provides students with a robust understanding of scientific theories and principles relating to sustainability and the effective management of our environmental resources. There is a focus on professional competency skills which address the needs of a sector increasingly focused on partnership working and stakeholder involvement.
Our BSc (Hons) in Global Ecosystem Management enjoys close links with sector organisations (including Wild Europe, Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, Rewilding Britain, Wilderness Foundation and The Wildlife Trusts). Where there are tangible benefits from such partnership activities, Memoranda of Understanding have been established, for example, with Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Lisbon University, and Wilderness Foundation.
Research-led interdisciplinary science, principles and concepts form the framework for the student learning experience and this is complemented by a curriculum which ensures that they are able to demonstrate competence in a range of sector-relevant skills. International research and sector-related consultancy is carried out through the Centre for Econics & Ecosystem Management, a partnership with Eberswalde University.
Our courses are designed for students committed to bringing about positive change to the natural environment and choosing to seek a career in the environmental sector.
So why should you choose Writtle University College's Global Ecosystem Management scheme?
- Our BSc (Hons) is accredited by CIEEM - we are one of only nine institutions to have their undergraduate provision accredited in this way
- You will have the opportunity to engage with national and international sector-related activities through our partnerships
- We shall provide you with a generous funding allocation towards in-house professional development and accreditation
- You will have the opportunity to join students from Germany and Ukraine on a residential field trip to the Carpathian Mountians'
Read the fantastic Writtle Wildlife Watch on the University College's blog