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YOUR 2018–2019

ENVIRONMENT
AND DEVELOPMENT
PROSPECTUS
ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT - YOUR 2018-2019 PROSPECTUS - The Open ...
ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT - YOUR 2018-2019 PROSPECTUS - The Open ...
EXPLORE THE OU
Achieve your goals with The Open University        3

Five reasons why you should choose us             4

What you need to get started                       5

What you can study                                 6

Learn in a way that suits you                      7

Boost your confidence with an Access module        8

How you build your qualification                  10

How long your qualification will take             12

When and how you can pay                          14

EXPLORE ENVIRONMENT
AND DEVELOPMENT
Welcome to environment and development            16

Our research – creating your curriculum           18

FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
Undergraduate courses                             19

FIND A POSTGRADUATE COURSE
Postgraduate courses                              33

BEFORE YOU GO
Other useful information                         40

Get in touch                              BACK COVER
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Dream of changing your future?
Believe you can. Start expanding
your horizons and learning new

                                                                                                      EXPLORE THE OU
skills. Take your career to the next
level, or start a completely new one.
We’re here to help you succeed.

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
WITH THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
We’re pioneers in distance learning, and since we
were founded have helped more than two million
people realise their potential. Our unique approach
to learning means you don’t have to put your life
on hold to get the qualification you want.
                                                                       86%
                                                                       of FTSE 100 companies
                                                                       have sponsored employees
WE WILL:                          YOU CAN EXPECT:                      on OU courses
–– help you get a qualification   – materials that are
   to suit you and your goals       designed with you in mind
–– provide you with the           – continuous innovation –
   teaching and learning            we’ve been leading the way
   resources you’ll need            in distance learning for nearly
–– offer a flexible learning        50 years, ensuring education
   experience based around          is accessible, whatever
   you and your life                your circumstances
–– use technology and teaching    – access to world-class resources,
   methods that enhance your        whenever you need them
   study experience               – qualifications that are
–– be there to support you          respected by employers
   every step of the way.           the world over.

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FIVE REASONS
         WHY YOU                 1.
          SHOULD                 We’re open to you –
                                 we make learning
       CHOOSE US                 available to all,
                                 regardless of
                                 background, age
                                 or additional
                                 learning needs.

      2.
      You can study
                                 3.
                                 We guarantee
      around your existing       outstanding value
      commitments – we’re        and a high-quality
      experts in helping         education at a
      people fit their studies   competitive price.
      around their busy lives.

      4.
      We’ve designed
                                 5.
                                 You get more than
      our qualifications         a highly respected
      to enable you to put       qualification – you’ll
      what you learn into        be able to show you’re
      practice immediately.      dedicated and committed,
                                 skills that are valued in
                                 the workplace.

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WHAT YOU NEED
TO GET STARTED
Where you start in life            YOU CAN DO IT                           WHAT YOU NEED
shouldn’t limit where you          The main reason we’re called            There are just a couple
                                   The Open University is that we’re       of things that you will need
go. If you’re determined to
                                   open to everyone. Every year, we        to be able to study with us.
succeed and prepared to            help thousands of people achieve        –– A computer with internet
work hard then we can              extraordinary things.                      access. But don’t worry if you
help you get started.              –– There are no formal                     haven’t got access to one right
                                      academic entry requirements             now – you could receive help
It’s easy to begin studying with      at undergraduate level.                 to buy a computer.
us. The next few pages will tell   –– We helped around 22,000              –– A good grasp of the English
you more about how studying           students with disabilities and          language. Our courses are
with The Open University works,       additional needs last year alone.       taught in English, so if you’re
the courses we offer, how you                                                 unsure whether your English
                                   –– Our students are diverse.
pay, and how long your                                                        is at the right level, go to
                                      30% of new undergraduate
qualification will take.                                                      openuniversity.co.uk/
                                      students are under 25 and
                                      our oldest students are in              englishlanguage for
                                      their nineties.                         help and guidance.

                                      HAVE YOU STUDIED BEFORE?
                                      If you’ve studied at higher education level before, it might
                                      count towards your OU qualification, cutting down the modules
                                      you’ll need to study as well as saving you time and money.
                                      If you tell us what you’ve done, we’ll do the rest.
                                      Go to openuniversity.co.uk/credit-transfer.

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WHAT YOU CAN STUDY
    We offer nearly                  –– Diploma of                      FOR POSTGRADUATES
                                        higher education
    200 highly respected                                                –– Masters degree
                                        Expand your knowledge
    qualifications. Decide              and improve your skillset.      –– Postgraduate diploma
    which type of qualification         A diploma of higher education   –– Postgraduate certificate
    is best for you.                    is equivalent to two-thirds     Whatever you choose,
                                        of an honours degree.           we’ll give you:
    FOR UNDERGRADUATES               –– Certificate of                  –– the flexibility to fit
                                        higher education                   postgraduate study around
    –– A degree in a named subject
                                        Get a general grounding            your other commitments
       Complete modules in
                                        in a subject. A certificate
       a particular subject to                                          –– the opportunity to
                                        of higher education is
       earn an honours degree.                                             improve your career
                                        equivalent to one-third
    –– An Open degree                   of an honours degree.           –– freedom to follow your
       Design an honours degree                                            passions in depth.
       from across a number
       of subjects to meet your
       own needs and interests.

                                                                             To find out more
                                                                             about how you
                                                                             BUILD YOUR
                                                                             QUALIFICATION
                                                                             and how long it takes,
                                                                             see pages 10–13

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LEARN IN A WAY
THAT SUITS YOU
You’ll have the flexibility to         PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY               DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL
                                                                           STUDY NEEDS?
fit study around the other             We’ve been using innovative
                                       technology to connect with          We’re committed to helping
things going on in your life,
                                       our students since we first         students with disabilities and
whatever they may be.                  started. We’ll make sure that       additional needs. We’ll give
                                       you always have what you            you the tools to help overcome
SUPPORTED OPEN LEARNING                need and feel connected.            obstacles that could stand
We have designed our learning                                              in the way of your learning –
experience to combine flexibility      CONNECT WITH                        whatever your needs may be.
and regular contact, ensuring you      OTHER STUDENTS
get the help you need to learn in      You can use our module              DISABLED STUDENTS’
the best possible way. You’ll get      discussion groups to talk about     ALLOWANCE (DSA) –
regular support from tutors and        subjects or study methods, or you   UK STUDENTS ONLY
access to all the materials and        could follow us on social media.    A DSA can help you with study
resources essential to your course.    Join the conversation on            costs that result directly from
You’ll also have access to a student   Facebook.com/OUstudents             your disability or specific learning
support team who will be there to      Twitter.com/OUstudents              difficulty. They’re not means-
help you on your learning journey.     Instagram.com/OUstudentslive        tested and can go towards
                                                                           specialist equipment (such
                                       Or you could join one of            as an adapted computer),
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED
                                       the many informal Facebook          non-medical study support
You could be assessed in               groups set up by students.          (e.g. a dyslexia support worker)
a number of different ways.
                                                                           or other related expenses. You
We use a combination of                STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
                                                                           can also apply for help with
written assignments, oral or           You’ll gain automatic entry to      study-related travel costs that
practical assessments, projects,       our active students association     result directly from your disability.
examinations, dissertations            when you register – you can
and portfolios.                                                            For more information go to
                                       help influence University
                                                                           openuniversity.co.uk/disability
                                       decisions, meet fellow students
                                                                           or call us on 0300 303 5303.
                                       and develop new skills.
                                       Find out more at
                                       openuniversity.co.uk/ousa.

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BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
    WITH AN ACCESS MODULE
    If you don’t have much                 You don’t have to do one, but you        WHAT DO YOU
    experience of university-              might find it useful if you’d like to:   NEED TO BEGIN?
                                           –– improve your confidence
    level study or haven’t                                                          You can start Access modules
                                           –– get a taste of a subject area
    studied in a while, you                                                         in February and October.
                                              you’re thinking of studying
    could benefit from starting               in more detail
                                                                                    You’ll need:
    your studies with one of               –– brush up on your study skills.
                                                                                    –– access to a phone
    our Access modules.                    Each module includes a
                                                                                    –– equipment that plays DVDs
                                           selection of materials, online           –– the use of a computer
    They offer a great introduction        quizzes, and assignments that               with internet access –
    to a range of subjects and act as      you complete over 30 weeks.                 you don’t need to buy
    a taster to see if you want to delve   It takes around nine hours of               one though, the use of
    deeper. Students who choose to         study each week.                            one at a public library
    start with an Access module do                                                     will be fine.
                                           You’ll get:
    better on their next module, so it’s
    a great way to start your chosen       –– a personal tutor providing
    qualification. You might even             regular feedback with one-
    qualify for a free Access module.         to-one telephone tutorials
                                           –– further support from
                                              a dedicated team
                                              throughout your study
                                           –– detailed written feedback.

       WHAT YOU CAN STUDY                    and computing and IT. As the            psychology; health; business and
                                             foundation for further studies          law. This will allow you to improve
       The following Access                  in these fields, this is the            your subject knowledge in those
       modules will prepare you              ideal module to explore                 areas particularly, but also
       for the qualifications we offer       mathematical and scientific             prepare you for further study on
       in environment and development.       ideas and techniques.                   a wide variety of qualifications.
       Science, technology and               People, work and society                We offer one other Access
       maths Access module (Y033)            Access module (Y032)                    module, which is more relevant
       This module introduces you            This is a multi-disciplinary module     to other subject areas:
       to a technically oriented range       – you’ll be getting compelling          Arts and languages
       of subjects, including science;       insights into a wide range of           Access module (Y031)
       engineering and design;               areas, including childhood and
       environment; mathematics;             youth studies; social science;

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DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A FREE ACCESS MODULE?
You can study an Access              HOW MUCH DOES AN                          Students who prepare
module for free if you:              ACCESS MODULE COST?                       by taking an Access module
–– live in the UK (excludes          If you don’t qualify to study             are more likely to be
   Channel Islands and Isle
   of Man) or have a British
                                     for free, the cost depends
                                     on where you live.
                                                                               SUCCESSFUL
                                                                               in their future studies
   Forces Post Office address        –– In England, the Channel Islands
–– are studying the module to           and the Isle of Man it’s £732.
   prepare for an OU qualification   –– In Northern Ireland, Scotland
   (this doesn’t apply if you live      and Wales it’s £246.
   in Scotland)
                                     Pay up front by debit or credit
–– have a household income (or,      card, or by bank transfer.
   in Scotland, a personal income)   Or spread the cost with an
   of £25,000 or less, or you’re     Open University Student              NEXT STEPS
   receiving qualifying benefits     Budget Account – see page 15         Order an Access
–– have completed no more            for more information.                Modules Prospectus
   than one year of a full-time      If you’re studying an Access         at openuniversity.co.uk/
   undergraduate programme at        module in preparation for an         ug-access or speak to our
   NQF level 4/SCQF level 7 or       OU qualification and you live        Student Recruitment team
   above, and not completed 30       in England or Wales, you             on 0300 303 0069.
   credits or more of OU study.      could cover the cost with
                                     a student loan – see page 14
                                     for more information.

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HOW YOU BUILD
     YOUR QUALIFICATION

     UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
                                                                   ACCESS MODULE
     You’ll need to build up a set                            An optional module to build
                                                              your confidence and prepare
     number of credits to gain your                              you for further study.
     qualification. Here’s how it works.

     WHAT ARE STAGES, CREDITS                                  To complete Stage 1, you’ll
     AND MODULES?                                          need 120 credits, studying modules
                                                                 worth 30 or 60 credits.
     STAGES
                                                 STAGE 1

     –– You must complete three stages
        to gain an honours degree, two
                                                                     120 CREDITS
        stages for a diploma of higher
        education and one stage for a
        certificate of higher education.                    Certificate of higher education
     –– To complete each stage you must
        build up a set number of credits…

     CREDITS
                                                              To complete Stage 2, you’ll
     –– You need 120 credits
                                                           need a further 120 credits, studying
        to complete each stage.
                                                            modules worth 30 or 60 credits.
                                                 STAGE 2

     –– You need a set number of credits
        to gain your chosen qualification
        e.g. you need 360 credits to gain                           240 CREDITS
        an honours degree.
     –– Most students study 60 credits a year.
     –– You gain credits by successfully
                                                             Diploma of higher education
        completing modules…

     MODULES
     –– With each module you successfully                     To complete Stage 3, you’ll
        complete, you’ll earn a set number                 need a further 120 credits, studying
        of credits, usually 30 or 60.                       modules worth 30 or 60 credits.
                                                 STAGE 3

     –– Modules are either compulsory or
        selected from a choice of options.
     –– You choose the modules you                                  360 CREDITS
        want to study, year by year.
                                                                    Honours degree

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POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
You gain a postgraduate
qualification by building
up a set number of credits...

CREDITS
You need:
                                          60 credits at postgraduate level.
–– 60 credits to gain a
   postgraduate certificate
–– 120 credits to gain a
   postgraduate diploma
                                              Postgraduate certificate
–– 180 credits to gain a
   masters degree.
You gain credits by successfully
completing modules…
                                         A further 60 credits at postgraduate
MODULES                                         level – total 120 credits.
–– With each module you successfully
   complete, you’ll earn a set number
   of credits, usually 30 or 60.
–– Modules are either compulsory or            Postgraduate diploma
   selected from a choice of options.
–– You choose the modules you
   want to study, year by year.

GETTING STARTED                          A further 60 credits at postgraduate
                                                level – total 180 credits.
All you need to do is choose which
qualification you want to study and
register on a module that counts
towards that qualification. You can
                                                   Masters degree
find out more about the postgraduate
qualifications we offer in environment
and development from page 33.

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HOW LONG YOUR
     QUALIFICATION WILL TAKE
     Exactly how long it will take to get your qualification depends on how many
     credits you study each year and which qualification you’re working towards.
     Most of our students study part time. The way we work gives you the flexibility
     to get the qualification you want in a timeframe that’s right for you. If you want
     to study full time, you’ll need to plan your studies carefully.

     UNDERGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

       PART TIME | 60 CREDITS A YEAR | 16–18 STUDY HOURS A WEEK

           CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
          EDUCATION (120 CREDITS)

              DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
          EDUCATION (240 CREDITS)

                    HONOURS DEGREE
                       (360 CREDITS)

                                              0               1              2              3               4              5    6

                                                                                 YEARS TO COMPLETE

       FULL TIME | 120 CREDITS A YEAR | 32–36 STUDY HOURS A WEEK

           CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
          EDUCATION (120 CREDITS)

              DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
          EDUCATION (240 CREDITS)

                    HONOURS DEGREE
                       (360 CREDITS)

                                              0               1              2              3               4              5    6

                                                                                 YEARS TO COMPLETE

     Some undergraduate qualifications follow a different pattern of study. See individual descriptions for more information.

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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

  PART TIME | 60 CREDITS A YEAR | 16–20 STUDY HOURS A WEEK

                  POSTGRADUATE
                     CERTIFICATE
                    (60 CREDITS)

      POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA
               (120 CREDITS)

                MASTERS DEGREE
                   (180 CREDITS)

                                         0                              1                              2                  3

                                                                            YEARS TO COMPLETE

Some postgraduate qualifications follow a different pattern of study. See individual descriptions for more information.

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WHEN AND HOW
     YOU CAN PAY
     We offer great value                        FUNDING – ENGLAND                    –– Welsh Government Learning
                                                 AND WALES                               Grant – a non-means tested
     for money, giving you
                                                 If you live in England or Wales         maintenance grant of up to £750
     an excellent standard
                                                 the best way to fund your studies,   –– Special Support Grant – a means
     of teaching at a highly                     regardless of age or income,            tested maintenance grant of up
     competitive price. And                      might be with a student loan            to £3,750. This is in addition to
     we’ll always help you                       from Student Finance England            the non-means tested grant.
                                                 or Student Finance Wales. It’s
     find a way of paying that                   the most popular way to pay and      ALREADY HAVE A DEGREE?
     suits your circumstances.                   you only start paying it back when   You might still qualify for a student
                                                 you earn more than the income        loan. You need to be living in
     FOR UNDERGRADUATE                           threshold (currently £25,000).       England or Wales and looking
                                                                                      to study an eligible qualification.
     You’ll pay on a module-by-module
                                                 EXAMPLE REPAYMENT AMOUNTS
     basis, rather than for your whole                                                For more information go to
     qualification at the start. See              INCOME EACH            MONTHLY      openuniversity.co.uk/quals.
                                                  YEAR BEFORE TAX        REPAYMENT
     below to get an idea of costs.
                                                  Up to £25,000          £0           FUNDING – NORTHERN IRELAND
          LIVING IN ENGLAND                                                           If you live in Northern Ireland you
                                                  £27,000                £15
          CREDITS                  COST
                                                                                      could be eligible for a Part-Time
          EACH YEAR                PER YEAR 1     £34,000                £67.50       Fee Grant of up to £1,230 to help
                                                                                      towards your fees. The amount
          30.                      £1,464         £49,000                £180
                                                                                      depends on how much you earn
          60.                      £2,928                                             and your study intensity (the
                                                 To qualify for a loan you need to
                                                                                      number of credits you study).
          120.                     £5,856        be studying at least one module
                                                                                      If you’re not eligible for a Part-Time
                                                 worth 30 credits or more and
     1
      2018/19 prices; fees normally increase                                          Fee Grant or if your Part-Time Fee
                                                 be registered to study for
      annually in line with inflation and the                                         Grant does not cover the full cost
      University’s strategic approach to fees.   a qualification.
                                                                                      of your tuition fees, you can apply
                                                 If you get a loan:                   for a Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan.
     In England, the cost for a
     360-credit honours degree                   –– you won’t have to pay anything    See our website for more
     based on today’s prices is £17,568.            back for up to four years         information or call 028 9032 3722.
                                                 –– repayments are based on what
          LIVING IN NORTHERN IRELAND,
                                                                                      FUNDING – SCOTLAND
                                                    you earn, not what you owe
          SCOTLAND OR WALES                                                           If you live in Scotland and your
                                                 –– payments are deducted
                                                                                      personal income is £25,000 or
          CREDITS                  COST             automatically from your salary
          EACH YEAR                PER YEAR 2                                         less, or you’re on certain benefits,
                                                 –– you can pay off the loan          and you’re studying at least 30
          30.                      £492             early without any penalties       credits, you could qualify for a
          60.                      £984          –– any balance outstanding after     Part-Time Fee Grant to cover all
                                                    30 years will be written off.     of your course fees. It isn’t a loan
          120.                     £1,968                                             and you won’t need to repay it.
     2
      2018/19 prices (exceptions apply); fees    ADDITIONAL SUPPORT – WALES
      normally increase annually in line with    From September 2018, new             STUDY SUPPORT AND
      inflation and the University’s strategic
                                                 students studying part time can
                                                                                      DISCRETIONARY FUNDS
      approach to fees.
                                                 also apply for financial support     If your annual income is less
     In Northern Ireland, Scotland               to help with living costs. There     than £25,000, you might be
     and Wales, the cost for a typical           are two new grants available         eligible for additional means-
     360-credit honours degree based             and both are non-repayable:          tested funding for study-related
     on today’s prices is £5,904.                                                     costs, such as travel, childcare
                                                                                      and internet access.

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SELF-FUNDED STUDY                        –– be studying a masters degree        If you get a loan:
It’s easy to pay for your studies           which can be completed in           –– you’ll start repaying your

                                                                                                                           EXPLORE THE OU
using a debit or credit card or             no more than three years               loan the April after you’ve
by bank transfer. Or spread the          –– not currently have a masters           graduated or left the course
cost with an Open University                degree or equivalent                –– repayments are based on
Student Budget Account – see             –– be studying your qualification         what you earn, not what you
below for more information.                 from the beginning.                    owe. You only start paying
                                         If you get a loan:                        it back when you earn more
GET SPONSORED                                                                      than the income threshold
See whether your company                 –– you’ll start repaying your
                                                                                   (currently £17,775)
or organisation would want                  loan the April after you’ve
                                            graduated or left the course        –– payments are deducted
to help you learn and develop,                                                     automatically from your salary.
it’s always worth asking.                –– repayments are based on what
                                            you earn, not what you owe. You     SELF-FUNDED STUDY
                                            start paying it back only when
FOR POSTGRADUATE                            you earn more than the income
                                                                                You can pay for your studies
                                                                                using a debit or credit card or
You pay for postgraduate                    threshold (currently £21,000)
                                                                                by bank transfer. Or spread the
qualifications module by module.         –– payments are deducted               cost with an Open University
Please go to our website to see             automatically from your salary      Student Budget Account – see
the fee listed for your qualification.   –– any balance outstanding after       below for more information.
                                            30 years will be written off.
FUNDING – ENGLAND                                                               GET SPONSORED
AND WALES                                FUNDING – NORTHERN                     See whether your company
If you live in England or Wales you      IRELAND AND SCOTLAND                   or organisation would want
could be eligible for a maintenance      If you live in Northern Ireland or     to help you learn and develop,
loan of up to £10,609 from Student       Scotland you could be eligible for     it’s always worth asking.
Finance England or up to £13,000         a fee loan of up to £5,500 towards
from Student Finance Wales.              the fees of your qualification
To be eligible you must:                 from Student Finance Northern
–– be under 60 years old                 Ireland or the Student Awards
                                         Agency Scotland.
–– be resident in England or
   Wales (although some EU               To be eligible you must:               MORE ONLINE
   students may be eligible)             –– be resident in Northern             To find out more about
                                            Ireland or Scotland                 fees and funding, go to
                                         –– be studying for an eligible         openuniversity.co.uk/ug-fees
                                            postgraduate qualification.         or openuniversity.co.uk/pg-fees
                                                                                or call an OU adviser on
                                                                                0300 303 5303.

   OPEN UNIVERSITY                         OUSBA will pay your fees to           In this case, interest does apply.
   STUDENT BUDGET                          The Open University, and you          The interest rate is fixed for the
   ACCOUNTS LTD                            repay OUSBA either in a single        duration of the course (current
   (OUSBA)                                 sum or in monthly instalments.        representative APR of 5.1%).
                                           You may repay OUSBA at any            As a responsible lender, every
   When you enrol with                     time before the course begins.        application made to OUSBA
   us, you’ll be offered the               In this case, there’s no interest.    undergoes a credit and
   opportunity to pay your                                                       affordability check.
   fees through a loan                     Alternatively, you may repay
   from OUSBA.                             OUSBA in monthly instalments          Find out more about OUSBA
                                           payable over up to a year.            at openuniversity.co.uk/ousba.

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WELCOME TO ENVIRONMENT
     AND DEVELOPMENT
     Study environment and/or          We pride ourselves on                 POSTGRADUATE
                                       producing courses that are
     development with us and                                                 At postgraduate level,
                                       cutting-edge, accessible              our qualifications include
     you’ll better understand          to all and recognised as              Postgraduate Certificates,
     the problems of humanity’s        such by employers and                 Diplomas and MScs in
     relationship with the natural     professional bodies. Our              Development Management
                                       students also consistently
     environment and of human          report high levels of satisfaction.
                                                                             and Environmental Management,
                                                                             and Postgraduate Certificates
     beings’ relationships with        In the most recent Research           in Conflict and Development,
     each other, within and            Excellence Framework results,         and Human Rights and
     across nations. You’ll            69% of our development studies        Development Management.
     also build your capacity          research and 76% of our
                                       geography and environmental           PROFESSIONAL
     to work with others               studies research was assessed         ACCREDITATION
     to address the urgent             as being world-leading or             The BSc (Hons) Environmental
     challenges such as climate        internationally excellent, with       Science is accredited by
     change, environmental             100% of the research achieving        The Institution of Environmental
                                       this in terms of impact.              Sciences, which means
     pollution and degradation,
                                                                             students can gain free student
     poverty, inequality and           UNDERGRADUATE                         membership of the institution.
     conflicts, that arise             At undergraduate level,               Our MSc and Postgraduate
     from these problems.              our certificate and diploma           Diploma in Environmental
                                       qualifications include the            Management, plus our BSc (Hons)
     WHY STUDY WITH US?                Certificate of Higher Education       in Environmental Science and in
                                       in Environment and the                Environmental Management and
     The Open University is home       Diplomas of Higher Education
     to a broad set of academics                                             Technology, are all accredited by
                                       in Environmental Studies,             the Chartered Institution of Water
     from different disciplines        Environmental Science, and
     involved in teaching and                                                and Environmental Management,
                                       Environmental Management              the largest professional body
     researching both environment      and Technology.
     and development issues.                                                 for chartered environmental
                                       Our degrees include the BA            scientists. Students on this course
     We have a distinguished           (Hons) Environmental Studies,         are eligible to become student
     record of producing innovative,   the BA (Hons) International           members of this professional
     high-quality and engaging         Studies, the BSc (Hons)               body, giving you direct links
     interdisciplinary and             Environmental Science, the            to the working industry.
     multidisciplinary courses.        BSc (Hons) Environmental
                                       Management and Technology
                                       and the BSc (Hons) Geography
                                       and Environmental Science.

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EXPLORE ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
Our Postgraduate                                                        I felt well supported
Environmental Management                                                throughout the course,
programme is accredited by
                                                                        and without doubt
the Institute of Environmental
Management Assessment.               MORE ONLINE                        my understanding
                                     Learn more about our
                                                                        of development and
BEYOND GRADUATION                    environment and development        its management has
Careers related to environment       qualifications, and register for   deepened. I use my new
include nature conservation,         your chosen course, at             knowledge in my work
environmental education,             openuniversity.co.uk/courses.      (in cyberspace security).
consultation, waste management,                                         I feel I am right in the
water quality and flood risk                                            thick of development
management to name a few.
                                                                        management everyday,
Emerging careers include                                                as values, meanings and
environmental auditing and
                                                                        agendas converge and
assessment, environmental
management and
                                                                        conflict, creating new
environmental engineering.                                              tensions and requiring
Careers which are related to
                                                                        new collaborations.
development include international                                       Benjamin Knox,
aid and development in non-                                             MSc in Development
governmental organisations,                                             Management
governmental and intergovernmental
agencies, and private companies;
health, education, housing,
scientific, and cultural work with
a development focus; policy work
related to social change; work
related to the implementation of
the Sustainable Development Goals.

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OUR RESEARCH –
     CREATING YOUR CURRICULUM
     Our research into environment and development
     underpins some of the most exciting and forward-thinking
     research we’re involved in here at The Open University.

     INNOVATIVE                              CUTTING EDGE                            INTERNATIONAL
     PROGRAMMES                              ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH                  DEVELOPMENT
     Our academics have worked               –– The OU has received funding          Developed by the OU
     on and actively shaped                     from the Natural Environment         with partners in Ethiopia,
     TV programming that has                    Research Council to participate      the OpenWASH programme
     enriched and extended public               in a national project which          consists of five learning modules
     understandings of environment              aims to explore the patterns         and is aimed at helping people
     and development issues.                    of global warming and cooling        working in the water, sanitation
     We worked with the BBC to                  over the last 1.6 million years.     and hygiene (WASH) sector
     co-produce Blue Planet II                  Climateprediction.net aims to        to improve their skills and
     which explored the ocean                   give a comprehensive forecast        knowledge. As freely available
     using cutting-edge technology,             of how the weather will change       open educational resources, the
     revealing its unrivalled beauty            over the next century by             OpenWASH modules can be used
     and unexplored worlds but also             running thousands of slightly        and adapted for WASH projects
     the problems it faces, particularly        different predictive models          around the world, supporting the
     from plastic pollution. Other              at the same time.                    UN Sustainable Development
     highlights include Hugh’s Wild          –– The OU is a partner in               Goal to achieve safe drinking
     West (about the landscapes and             The Floodplain Meadows               water and access to sanitation
     wildlife of the UK’s West country),        Partnership, an innovative           and hygiene for all by 2030.
     I Bought a Rainforest (about the           project focusing on research,
     challenges facing the Amazon               management, promotion and
     ecosystem), and Why Poverty?               restoration of these special
     (about why a billion people still          meadows in England
     live in poverty in the 21st century).      and Wales.
                                             –– Our academics work with              MORE ONLINE
                                                engaged communities from             Find out what else
                                                the Borneo and Amazonian             we’re discovering.
                                                rainforests to facilitate grass      openuniversity.co.uk/
                                                roots approaches to ecological       ouresearch.
                                                sustainability and social justice.

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FIND AN
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
You can register for the                 ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
2018/2019 academic year for
undergraduate qualifications             BSc (Hons) Environmental
                                                                                  20
                                         Management and Technology (Q72)
from 21 March 2018.
                                         BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Q52)   22
We’ve based the qualification
start dates on the first applicable      BA (Hons) Environmental Studies (Q99)    24
module(s) you can study as
                                         BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental
part of your qualification.              Science (R16)
                                                                                  26
Modules listed in this prospectus
are those that are currently available   BA (Hons) International Studies (Q11)    28
for study – the exact selection may
change over time.                        OPEN DEGREE
                                         BA or BSc (Hons) Open (QD)               30

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ENVIRONMENT
      AND
      DEVELOPMENT

     BSc (HONS) ENVIRONMENTAL
     MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
     This interdisciplinary                WHY CHOOSE THIS                        LEARN MORE
                                           QUALIFICATION?
     degree will help                                                             We lead the award winning
                                           –– Gives you the thinking and          MK:Smart partnership, which
     you understand the
                                              practical skills needed to          uses vast amounts of information
     environmental systems                    understand and manage               in digital form, including energy
     in which we live and                     natural and built environments.     and water consumption, and
     work – and how we                     –– Explores the complexities           transport data to provide improved
                                                                                  management of resources and
     can improve how                          of environments, at local,
                                              national and international level.   meet the demands of economic
     we act in them.                                                              growth in Milton Keynes. For more
                                           –– Enables you to understand
                                                                                  information, go to mksmart.org.
     You’ll gain the knowledge                the interrelationships
     and skills needed to understand          between human activity
     and manage local, national               and environmental systems.
     and international environmental       –– Develops your analytical, design
     situations more sustainably. You’ll      and systems thinking skills.
     explore the complexities of the       –– Accredited by the Chartered
     natural and built environments;          Institution of Water and
     how our activities influence them        Environmental Management.
     both; and how they influence                                                  RELATED
     what we do, whether at home, in                                               QUALIFICATIONS
     communities or in organisations.
     Throughout the course, you’ll                                                 DIPLOMA OF
     develop analytical, design and                                                HIGHER EDUCATION
     systems thinking skills.                                                      IN ENVIRONMENTAL
                                                                                   MANAGEMENT AND
                                                                                   TECHNOLOGY (W48)
                                                                                   openuniversity.co.uk/w48

                                                                                   CERTIFICATE OF
                                                                                   HIGHER EDUCATION IN
                                                                                   ENVIRONMENT (T16)
                                                                                   openuniversity.co.uk/t16
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QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q72
                                                                                                modules
                                                                                                Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                                                                                                modules
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                       Environment: journeys through a changing world
                                                                                                Intermediate    START DATES
                       (U116) (60 credits)
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                Awarded         Register by 13 Sep 2018
                                                                                                qualification
                                                                                                                Feb 2019
                                                                                                                Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                       Science: concepts and practice                                                           No specific requirements
                       (S112) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                                                                                                                –– Tutor-marked
                                                                                                                   assignments
                                                                                                                –– Computer-marked
                                                                                                                   assignments
                       Environmental management 1                                                               –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments

                                                                                                                                                   FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                       (T219) (30 credits)
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                –– Examinations
                                                                                                                –– Project work
                       Energy and sustainability
                       (T213) (30 credits)                                                                      STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                       Environmental science
                       (S206) (60 credits) OR                                                                   The learning materials
                                                                                                                provided are mostly
                       Environment: sharing a dynamic planet                                                    online with some print
                       (DST206) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)
                       Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental
                       Management and Technology (W48)
                                                                                                                Disc-based media
                                                                                                                (e.g. DVD)

                                                                                                                Online forum
                                                                                                                Compulsory
                       Environmental management 2
                       (T319) (30 credits)                                                                      Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Compulsory
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       Renewable energy
                       (T313) (30 credits)

                       Innovation: designing for change
                       (T317) (60 credits) OR
                       Environment: responding to change
                       (SDT306) (60 credits)

                       BSc (HONS) ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT                                                      MORE ONLINE
                       AND TECHNOLOGY                                                                           To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.                                                                    and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q72
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
                                                                                                                                              21
BSc (HONS)
     ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
     This interdisciplinary               WHY CHOOSE THIS                    ACCREDITATION
                                          QUALIFICATION
     degree combines                                                         The Chartered Institution
                                          –– Develops your scientific,       of Water and Environmental
     aspects of biology,
                                             interpretive and creative       Management accredits our BSc
     ecology, geography,                     thinking skills.                (Hons) Environmental Science.
     chemistry, technology                –– Investigates the complexities   The Institution of Environmental
     and social science to                   of the natural environment      Sciences (IES) also accredits this
     help you understand                     and our relationship with it.   degree, which means students
                                                                             can gain free student membership
     the whole picture.                   –– Explores the problems we
                                             face in living sustainably.     of the institute.

     This course will develop the         –– Includes practical fieldwork,
     scientific and technical knowledge      which you’ll undertake
     and skills required to investigate      during your designated
     ecosystems; to understand               residential schools.
     fundamental environmental
     patterns and processes; and
     to address local and global
     environmental issues.
     You’ll study the problems
     we face in understanding
                                                                              RELATED
     our natural environment
                                                                              QUALIFICATIONS
     and living sustainably.                                                  DIPLOMA OF
                                                                              HIGHER EDUCATION
                                                                              IN ENVIRONMENTAL
                                                                              SCIENCE (W47)
                                                                              openuniversity.co.uk/w47

                                                                              CERTIFICATE OF
                                                                              HIGHER EDUCATION IN
                                                                              ENVIRONMENT (T16)
                                                                              openuniversity.co.uk/t16

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QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q52
                                                                                                modules
                                                                                                Option          TOTAL CREDITS          360
                                                                                                modules
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                       Environment: journeys through a changing world
                                                                                                Intermediate    START DATES
                       (U116) (60 credits)
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                Awarded         Register by 13 Sep 2018
                                                                                                qualification
                                                                                                                Feb 2019
                                                                                                                Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                       Science: concepts and practice                                                           No specific requirements
                       (S112) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                                                                                                                –– Tutor-marked
                                                                                                                   assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments
                                                                                                                –– Examinations

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                STUDY DURATION
                       Environmental science                                                                    Part time: 6 years
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                       (SXF206) (60 credits)                                                                    Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
                                                                                                                provided are mostly
                       You’ll choose 60 credits from:                                                           online with some print

                       Earth science (S209) (60 credits)                                                        Electronic versions
                       Environment: sharing our dynamic planet                                                  of printed materials
                       (DST206) (60 credits)                                                                    available (e.g. PDF)
                       Science and society (S201) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Disc-based media
                       Energy and sustainability (T213) (30 credits)                                            (e.g. DVD)
                       The biology of survival (S295) (30 credits)
                                                                                                                Online forum
                                                                                                                Compulsory
                       Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Science (W47)
                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Compulsory

                       Terrestrial ecosystems
                       (S397) (30 credits)
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       You’ll choose 60 credits from:
                       Renewable energy (T313) (30 credits)
                       Evaluating contemporary science (S350) (30 credits)
                       Environment: responding to change (SDT306) (60 credits)

                       Science project course: environmental science practical project
                       (SXE390) (30 credits)
                                                                                                                MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                       BSc (HONS) ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q52
                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.                                                                    or call 0300 303 5303
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BA (HONS)
     ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
     This innovative degree combines the social and natural
     sciences to offer a truly interdisciplinary understanding
     of contemporary environmental issues.

     The need to take seriously the     WHY CHOOSE THIS                    GEOGRAPHY MATTERS
     complex connections between        QUALIFICATION?                     ON OPENLEARN
     the human and biophysical          –– Equips you to actively engage   ‘Geography Matters’ is a
     dimensions of environments is         with some of most significant   collection of short articles,
     becoming ever more apparent.          issues in the world today.      videos and podcasts on topics
     This is true whether our concern                                      that have been produced by
                                        –– Combines a thorough
     is the socially uneven ways in                                        geographers from across the
                                           interdisciplinary grounding
     which the consequences of                                             university. They’ll give you an
                                           in environmental change
     environmental change are felt,                                        insight into the issues and themes
                                           with a distinctive social
     or the political factors that                                         explored in our geography,
                                           science approach to
     influence whose environmental                                         environmental studies and
                                           environmental issues.
     concerns get addressed, or                                            development modules.
     the cultural shifts required       –– Enhances your employability
                                           through a highly valued         Go to openuniversity.co.uk/
     for sustainable solutions to
                                           combination of social science   geography-matters.
     environmental problems to
     take root. Environmental              and natural science knowledge
     Studies offers a fresh and            and skills.
     relevant way of understanding
     why environmental issues are
     also always societal issues,
     and how that matters in
     responding to them.

                                                                            RELATED
                                                                            QUALIFICATION
                                                                            DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                            EDUCATION IN
                                                                            ENVIRONMENTAL
                                                                            STUDIES (W58)
                                                                            openuniversity.co.uk/w58
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QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            Q99
                                                                                                modules
                                                                                                Intermediate    TOTAL CREDITS          360
                                                                                                qualification
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                       Environment: journeys through a changing world
                                                                                                                START DATES
                       (U116) (60 credits)                                                      Awarded
                                                                                                qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018

                                                                                                                Feb 2019
                                                                                                                Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                       Investigating the social world                                                           No specific requirements
                       (DD103) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                                                                                                                –– Tutor-marked
                                                                                                                   assignments
                                                                                                                –– Interactive computer-
                                                                                                                   marked assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                       Environment: sharing a dynamic planet                                                    –– Examinations
                       (DST206) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
                       Environment and society                                                                  provided are a balance
                                                                                                                of print and online
                       (DD213) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)

                       Diploma of Higher Education in Environmental Studies (W58)                               Disc-based media
                                                                                                                (e.g. DVD)

                                                                                                                Online forum
                                                                                                                Compulsory

                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Compulsory
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       Environment: responding to change
                       (SDT306) (60 credits)

                       Earth in crisis: environmental policy in an international context
                       (DU311) (60 credits)

                       BA (HONS) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES                                                          MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure                   course, fees and funding,
                      are subject to change.
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q99
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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BSc (HONS) GEOGRAPHY
     AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
     By combining the study of geography and
     environmental science, you’ll discover the complexities
     of our relationship with the natural environment.

     This qualification will enable        WHY CHOOSE THIS
     you to understand and consider        QUALIFICATION?
     responses to the urgent challenges    –– Develops your understanding
     of climate change, globalisation,        of interrelationships between
     development, biodiversity loss,          human activity and
     migration and urbanisation. It           environmental change.
     takes a holistic approach to topics
                                           –– Uses geography and
     such as deforestation, sustainable
                                              environmental science concepts
     water-resource management,
                                              and theories to make sense
     pollution control, conservation
                                              of environmental challenges.
     and governance. You’ll explore
     the consequences and implications     –– Enhances your employability
     of environmental change for              by learning to work between
     sustainability, and learn about          the social and natural sciences.
     the social and natural processes      –– Builds key analytical and
     and interactions operating in            reasoning skills necessary
     different environments.                  for assessing different forms
                                              of environmental evidence.

                                                                                 RELATED
                                                                                 QUALIFICATION
                                                                                 CERTIFICATE OF
                                                                                 HIGHER EDUCATION
                                                                                 IN ENVIRONMENT (T16)
                                                                                 openuniversity.co.uk/t16
26
QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Compulsory      COURSE CODE            R16
                                                                                                modules
                                                                                                Awarded         TOTAL CREDITS          360
                                                                                                qualification
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                       Environment: journeys through a changing world
                                                                                                                START DATES
                       (U116) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018

                                                                                                                Feb 2019
                                                                                                                Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                       Science: concepts and practice                                                           No specific requirements
                       (S112) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                                                                                                                –– Tutor-marked
                                                                                                                   assignments
                                                                                                                –– Interactive computer-
                                                                                                                   marked assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                       Environmental science                                                                    –– Examinations
                       (S206) (60 credits)                                                                      –– Project work

                                                                                                                STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                       Environment and society                                                                  The learning materials
                       (DD213) (60 credits)                                                                     provided are mostly
                                                                                                                online with some print

                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)

                                                                                                                Disc-based media
                                                                                                                (e.g. DVD)

                                                                                                                Online forum
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       Environment: responding to change                                                        Compulsory
                       (SDT306) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Compulsory

                       Earth in crisis: environmental policy in an international context
                       (DU311) (60 credits)

                       BSc (HONS) GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.                                                                    MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/r16
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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BA (HONS)
     INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
     Our world is divided into             WHY CHOOSE THIS
                                           QUALIFICATION?
     many different societies,
                                           –– Engage with the most
     yet it is increasingly
                                              pressing issues in the
     interconnected.                          world today and address
     Relationships between                    key questions.
     nations, companies,                   –– Explore the overall political
     cultures and individuals                 make-up of the international
                                              system, and investigate sources
     extend across regions
                                              of order and disorder within it.
     and the globe.
                                           –– Shape your studies to
                                              areas of politics, history,
     This degree explores the political,
                                              or environment that are
     economic and cultural issues that
                                              of most interest to you.
     these complex interconnections
     create – focusing on international    –– Gain insight into important
     politics, diplomacy, cooperation,        development issues and
     war and security; international          the challenges faced by
     economics and development;               developing countries.
     interactions between different
     societies; and global
     environmental problems.

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QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE                                                                   AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                Option          COURSE CODE            Q11
                                                                                                modules
                                                                                                Compulsory      TOTAL CREDITS          360
                       Introducing the social sciences (DD102) (60 credits) OR                  modules
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                       Environment: journeys through a changing world                           Awarded         START DATES
                       (U116) (60 credits)                                                      qualification   Oct 2018
                                                                                                                Register by 13 Sep 2018

                                                                                                                Feb 2019
                                                                                                                Register by 10 Jan 2019

                                                                                                                ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                       Investigating the social world                                                           No specific requirements
                       (DD103) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                Based on a mix of:
                                                                                                                –– Tutor-marked
                                                                                                                   assignments
                                                                                                                –– Interactive computer-
                                                                                                                   marked assignments
                                                                                                                –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                   assessments

                                                                                                                                               FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                       International development: making sense of a changing world                              –– Examinations
                       (TD223) (60 credits)
                                                                                                                STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                MODE OF STUDY
                                                                                                                The learning materials
                       You’ll choose 60 credits from a selection                                                provided are a balance
                                                                                                                of print and online
                       of modules, go to openuniversity.co.uk/q11
                                                                                                                Electronic versions
                                                                                                                of printed materials
                                                                                                                available (e.g. PDF)

                                                                                                                Disc-based media
                                                                                                                (e.g. DVD)

                                                                                                                Online forum
                                                                                                                Optional
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                       International relations: continuity and change in global politics
                       (DD313) (60 credits)                                                                     Collaborative work
                                                                                                                Compulsory

                       You’ll choose 60 credits from a selection
                       of modules, go to openuniversity.co.uk/q11

                       BA (HONS) INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

                      Qualification delivery, module availability and qualification structure
                      are subject to change.                                                                    MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                To find out more about this
                                                                                                                course, fees and funding,
                                                                                                                and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/q11
                                                                                                                or call 0300 303 5303
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OPEN DEGREE

     BA OR BSc (HONS) OPEN
     The BA or BSc (Hons)        The degree allows you to
                                 choose modules from any
     Open is the most flexible
                                 subject area so you can, for
     degree programme in         example, combine environment   The beauty of an Open
     the UK because you can      and development modules        degree is that you can
     study any subjects you      with modules from other        select your own modules
                                 disciplines, such as science   and create a degree
     like, in any combination.   or the humanities.
     This means you can build                                   that’s unique to you.
     a qualification that’s                                     Hina Asif Alam,
     unique to you.                                             BSc (Hons) Open

                                                                RELATED
                                                                QUALIFICATIONS
                                                                DIPLOMA OF HIGHER
                                                                EDUCATION OPEN (W34)
                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/w34

                                                                CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER
                                                                EDUCATION OPEN (T09)
                                                                openuniversity.co.uk/t09
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HOW YOU CAN FOCUS YOUR                                                                            AT A GLANCE
                      OPEN DEGREE ON ENVIRONMENT                                                                        COURSE CODE            QD
                      AND DEVELOPMENT
                      This selection of modules shows how you can focus on                                              TOTAL CREDITS          360
                      aspects of environment and development in combination
                                                                                                                        START DATES
                      with other subjects that are of particular interest to you.
                                                                                                                        Oct 2018
                      However, this is just one example of the many combinations                                        Register by 13 Sep 2018
                      you can study and you’re not restricted to this route.
                                                                                                                        Feb 2019
                                                                                                                        Register by 10 Jan 2019
                                                                                                      Environment
                                                                                                      and development
STAGE 1 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                      modules           Apr 2019
                          Environment: journeys through a changing world                                                Register by 14 Mar 2019
                          (U116) (60 credits)                                                         Option
                                                                                                      modules
                                                                                                                        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                      Intermediate
                                                                                                                        No specific requirements
                                                                                                      qualifications
                                                                                                      Awarded           ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                      qualification
                          You’ll choose 60 credits from                                                                 Depending on the
                          a wide range of OU level 1 modules                                                            modules you choose
                                                                                                                        to study, you may be
                                                                                                                        assessed in any or all

                                                                                                                                                           FIND AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
                                                                                                                        of the following ways:
                          Certificate of Higher Education Open (T09)                                                    –– Tutor-marked
                                                                                                                           assignments
                                                                                                                        –– Interactive computer-
                                                                                                                           marked assignments
                                                                                                                        –– End-of-module
                                                                                                                           assessments
STAGE 2 120 CREDITS

                                                                                                                        –– Examinations
                          Environment: sharing a dynamic planet
                          (DST206) (60 credits)                                                                         STUDY DURATION
                                                                                                                        Part time: 6 years
                                                                                                                        Full time: 3 years

                                                                                                                        MODE OF STUDY
                          You’ll choose 60 credits from                                                                 As the BA or BSc
                          a wide range of OU level 2 modules                                                            (Hons) Open can be
                                                                                                                        made up of a range
                                                                                                                        of different modules,
                                                                                                                        the learning materials
                                                                                                                        provided, use of online
                          Diploma of Higher Education Open (W34)
                                                                                                                        forums and inclusion of
                                                                                                                        collaborative work will
                                                                                                                        depend on the modules
                                                                                                                        you choose to study
STAGE 3 120 CREDITS

                          Environment: responding to change
                          (SDT306) (60 credits)

                          You’ll choose 60 credits from
                          a wide range of OU level 3 modules

                          BA OR BSc (HONS) OPEN1                                                                        MORE ONLINE
                                                                                                                        To find out more about this
                      1
                          Whether you qualify for a BA or BSc (Hons) Open will be determined by the                     course, fees and funding,
                          number of credits you have from modules suitable for a BA or for a BSc.                       and how to register, go to
                                                                                                                        openuniversity.co.uk/qd
                                                                                                                        or call 0300 303 5303
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FIND A
POSTGRADUATE COURSE
To work towards a postgraduate
                                         DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
qualification, you first need
to choose and register on a              MSc in Development Management (F11)        34
module that counts towards               Postgraduate Certificate in
that qualification.                                                                 35
                                         Conflict and Development (C67)

Modules listed in this prospectus are    Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights
                                                                                    36
those that are currently available for   and Development Management (C96)
study – the exact selection may change
over time.                               ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
                                         MSc in Environmental Management (F65)      37

                                         OPEN MASTERS
                                         MA or MSc Open Masters (F81)               38

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DEVELOPMENT
     MANAGEMENT                                                                        AT A GLANCE
                                                                                       COURSE CODE               F11

     MSc IN DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                       TOTAL CREDITS          180

                                                                                       START DATES

     MANAGEMENT                                                                        May 2019
                                                                                       Register by 11 Apr 2019

                                                                                       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
     If you have responsibility            Whatever the setting of your
                                                                                       You must have a UK
                                           work – in a national, international
     for development projects,                                                         bachelors degree
                                           or inter-governmental agency, a             (or equivalent)
     programmes, policies, or              government or non-governmental
     are thinking about moving             organisation, a public or private           STUDY DURATION
                                                                                       Part time: 3 years
     into development work; or             enterprise – you will find yourself
                                                                                       Full time: 1.5 years
                                           exploring matters that are key
     are a professional working            to your work, whilst reflecting
     in a development context,             critically on development                   RELATED
     this masters degree will              management theory, policy                   QUALIFICATIONS
     enable you to develop skills          and practice.
                                                                                       POSTGRADUATE
     that enhance your ability                                                         DIPLOMA IN
     to bring about change.                                                            DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                       MANAGEMENT (D37)
                                                                                       openuniversity.co.uk/d37
     QUALIFICATION
                                                                                       POSTGRADUATE
     STRUCTURE                                                                         CERTIFICATE IN
     MODULE                 CREDITS CODE                                               DEVELOPMENT
                                           Managing systemic                           MANAGEMENT (C48)
     Capacities                            change: inquiry action       30     TU812
                                           and interaction                             openuniversity.co.uk/c48
     for managing             30   T878
     development                           MBA stage 1:
     Conflict and                          Management:
                              30   T879                                 60     B716
     development                           perspective
                                           and practice
     Institutional
                              30   TU872   MBA Stage 1:
     development
                                           Management:                         BXFT
                                                                        60
                                           perspective and                      716
     Plus 60 credits from the following
                                           practice (fast-track)
     (or 30 credits and 30 credits from
     any other postgraduate modules):      Project management           30     M815
     Business, human                       Thinking strategically:
     rights law and                        systems tools for            30     TU811
                              30   W822
     corporate social                      managing change
     responsibility
                                           Plus 30 credits from the following:
     Development:
                              30   T877
     context and practice                  The development
                                                                        30    TU874
                                           management project
     Leading healthcare
                              60   K827
     improvements                          MSc IN DEVELOPMENT
     Making environmental                  MANAGEMENT
                              30   T891
     decisions
                                               Compulsory modules

                                               Option modules

                                               Awarded qualification

                                           Module availability is subject to change.
                                                                                       MORE ONLINE
                                                                                       To find out more about this
                                                                                       course, fees and funding,
                                                                                       and how to register, go to
                                                                                       openuniversity.co.uk/f11
                                                                                       or call 0300 303 5303
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AT A GLANCE

POSTGRADUATE                                                                       COURSE CODE            C67

CERTIFICATE IN CONFLICT
                                                                                   TOTAL CREDITS             60

                                                                                   START DATES

AND DEVELOPMENT                                                                    Nov 2018
                                                                                   Register by 11 Oct 2018

                                                                                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
This certificate presents             QUALIFICATION                                You must have a
a framework for looking               STRUCTURE                                    bachelors degree
                                                                                   (or equivalent)
at the origins of all                  MODULE                   CREDITS CODE
kinds of conflict – from               Development:
                                                                                   STUDY DURATION
                                                                    30      T877   Part time: 6 months
community disturbances                 context and practice
to civil wars – and covers             Conflict and
                                                                    30      T879
the theory, policy and                 development

practice of intervention.              POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                                       IN CONFLICT AND DEVELOPMENT
It explores the nature of
development from an international          Compulsory modules

                                                                                                                   FIND A POSTGRADUATE COURSE
perspective, and is relevant to
                                           Awarded qualification
work in a wide range of contexts,
including humanitarian or military    Module availability is subject to change.
agencies, post-war support
operations, and conflict resolution
around gender, class or ethnicity.

                                                                                   MORE ONLINE
                                                                                   To find out more about this
                                                                                   course, fees and funding,
                                                                                   and how to register, go to
                                                                                   openuniversity.co.uk/c67
                                                                                   or call 0300 303 5303
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AT A GLANCE
                                                                                       COURSE CODE           C96

                                                                                       TOTAL CREDITS          60

                                                                                       START DATES
                                                                                       Nov 2018
                                                                                       Register by 18 Oct 2018

                                                                                       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                       You must have a
                                                                                       UK bachelors degree

     POSTGRADUATE
                                                                                       (or equivalent)

     CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN
                                                                                       STUDY DURATION
                                                                                       Part time: 6 months

     RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT                                                            RELATED
     MANAGEMENT                                                                        QUALIFICATIONS
                                                                                       POSTGRADUATE
                                                                                       DIPLOMA IN
     This certificate will                QUALIFICATION                                DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                       MANAGEMENT (D37)
     appeal to anyone                     STRUCTURE
                                                                                       openuniversity.co.uk/d37
     with a professional                   MODULE                   CREDITS CODE
     and/or personal interest                                                          POSTGRADUATE
                                           Select 30 credits from:                     CERTIFICATE IN
     in human rights law                                                               DEVELOPMENT
     and corporate social                  Capacities                                  MANAGEMENT (C48)
                                           for managing                 30      T878   openuniversity.co.uk/c48
     responsibility in                     development
     development contexts.                 Development:
                                                                        30      T877
                                           context and practice
     It is designed to facilitate
                                           Plus compulsory
     constructive and informed
                                           module – 30 credits
     decision making, giving you a
     thorough grounding in all areas       Business, human
     of corporate social responsibility    rights law and
                                                                        30     W822
                                           corporate social
     in contexts ranging from the local
                                           responsibility
     to the global. You will develop
     the skills needed to help and         POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE
     encourage organisations to            IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND
     respect human rights, avoid           DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
     harm to people and the
     environment, and maximise                 Option modules
     their positive contribution
                                               Compulsory module
     to sustainable development.
                                               Awarded qualification

                                          Module availability is subject to change.

                                                                                       MORE ONLINE
                                                                                       To find out more about this
                                                                                       course, fees and funding,
                                                                                       and how to register, go to
                                                                                       openuniversity.co.uk/c96
                                                                                       or call 0300 303 5303
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ENVIRONMENTAL
 MANAGEMENT                                                                       AT A GLANCE
                                                                                  COURSE CODE            F65

MSc IN ENVIRONMENTAL
                                                                                  TOTAL CREDITS           180

                                                                                  START DATES

MANAGEMENT                                                                        Nov 2018
                                                                                  Register by 11 Oct 2018

                                                                                  May 2019
This qualification is                    QUALIFICATION                            Register by 11 Apr 2019
designed to expand                       STRUCTURE
                                                                                  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
your knowledge                           MODULE                 CREDITS CODE      –– You must have a
of environmental                         Making environmental
                                                                                     UK bachelors degree
management and                                                     30     T891       (or equivalent).
                                         decisions
                                                                                  –– If you have
develop the skills to                    Managing for                                appropriate
                                                                   30     T867
participate in more                      sustainability                              experience, we
                                                                                     may allow you
effective, informed and                  Postgraduate Certificate in                 to start studying
creative environmental                   Environmental Management (K19)              without having a
                                                                                     bachelors degree.
decision making.                         You’ll choose 30 credits from:
                                                                                  STUDY DURATION

                                                                                                                    FIND A POSTGRADUATE COURSE
                                         Capacities
You’ll examine current concerns of       for managing              30     T878    Part time: 3 years
environmental protection, natural        development
resource management and rapidly
                                         Environmental                            RELATED
changing environmental legislation       monitoring                30     T868    QUALIFICATIONS
and policy, in local and global          and protection
contexts. You’ll also develop the                                                 POSTGRADUATE
skills needed to unpack the issues       You’ll choose 30 credits from            DIPLOMA IN
                                         the options above or from:               ENVIRONMENTAL
and participate creatively in the
process of improving environmental       Managing systemic                        MANAGEMENT (E79)
performance in all sectors of society.   change: inquiry,          30    TU812    openuniversity.co.uk/e79
                                         action and interaction
                                                                                  POSTGRADUATE
ACCREDITATION                            Managing technical                       CERTIFICATE IN
                                                                   30     T848    ENVIRONMENTAL
–– The Chartered Institution             innovation
                                                                                  MANAGEMENT (K19)
   of Water and Environmental            Project management        30     M815
   Management, the largest                                                        openuniversity.co.uk/k19
   professional body for                 Thinking strategically:
                                         systems tools for         30    TU811
   chartered environmental               managing change                             Compulsory modules
   scientists, accredit both
   the MSc and postgraduate              Postgraduate Diploma in                     Option modules
   diploma. Students are eligible        Environmental Management (E79)
                                                                                     Intermediate qualifications
   to become student members             You’ll study 60 credits from
   of this professional body.            either the Research route or                Awarded qualification
                                         the Professional route below:
–– Our Environmental Management                                                  Module availability
   programme is also accredited by                                               is subject to change.
                                         RESEARCH ROUTE
   the Institute of Environmental
   Management & Assessment.              Research project          60     T802

                                         PROFESSIONAL ROUTE
                                         The MSc
                                                                   30     T847
                                         professional project

                                         You’ll choose another 30 credits
                                         from any of the options above            MORE ONLINE
                                         MSc IN ENVIRONMENTAL                     To find out more about this
                                         MANAGEMENT                               course, fees and funding,
                                                                                  and how to register, go to
                                                                                  openuniversity.co.uk/f65
                                                                                  or call 0300 303 5303
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