Environmental Management

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Edinburgh Campus


You will gain a solid understanding of climate change and the global environment, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), research skills and data analysis, environmental toxicology, integrated catchment management, community and project management, environmental economics, carbon management and more. You will be required to complete an honours project worth three credits to attain a honours degree.

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.

The BSc programme received CIWEM accreditation (Chartered Institute for Water and Environmental Management) in 2020, providing external validation of the quality of the programme. It supports the aim of raising professional standards in the environmental sector by ensuring that the skillsets of our students meet the demands of the profession.

Example modules: Rural Planning; Environmental Impact Assessment; Climate Change; Geographical Information Systems and Resource Efficiency and Security.

Entry Requirements

4 Highers BBCC including Geography, Psychology or a science subject plus National 5 English and Maths

Start Date





BSc/BSc Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

6-8 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