Environmental Management

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Edinburgh Campus


This course provides educational and training opportunities for potential and current employees in the environmental sector.

It aims to raise levels of awareness for today's environmental concerns, teach related skills and knowledge and encourage a holistic approach to modern sustainable development and land management. This is achieved not by studying environmental issues alone, but by looking at them in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals and competing governmental priorities.

You will gain a solid understanding of the impacts associated with human activities, as well as more in depth review of topics such as pollution control, resource recovery, climate change mitigation and adaptation, emissions management, corporate responsibility and land use.

The programme offers an educational experience that is comprised of face to face teaching, site visits, workshops, self-guided study, seminars, visiting speakers and residential field trips. The HNC is delivered both on campus and through distance learning, with part time options available for both and flexible learning offered through distance learning.

Example modules: Environmental Awareness; Pollution Management and Resource Recover; Economic Issues: An Introduction; Geology and Geomorphology and Ecology and Ecosystems.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher plus National 5 English and Maths, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Environment, Conservation and Sustainability

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Forestry

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Horticulture and Landscaping

Work with Animals