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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.16k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

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    At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable students to achieve their full academic potential.

    On the BSc Land Use and Environmental Management we do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, lifelong learners.

    Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:

    • Lectures: introduce basic information about new topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. Lectures also provide opportunities to ask questions, gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in large groups to all year group peers).
    • Seminars/tutorials: Significant amounts of teaching are carried out in small groups (typically 10-20 students). These provide significant opportunity for students to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions and to assess their own progress and understanding with the support of peers. Students should also expect to make presentations and other contributions to these groups.
    • Self-directed study: This is an important part of life as a Queen’s student when important private reading, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback to date and assignment research and preparation work is carried out.
    • E-Learning technologies: Information associated with lectures and assignments is often communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Queen’s Online. A range of e-learning experiences are also embedded in the degree through, for example, online discussion forums, research methods modules involving statistics, additional learning resources, online readings, and opportunities to use IT programmes in project- based work.
    • Supervised research: In final year, students will be expected to carry out a significant piece of research on a particular topic. They will receive support to guide them in terms of how to carry out their research and will be provided with feedback in person and via email.
    • Personal Tutor: Undergraduates are allocated a Personal Tutor from their first day at the university. The Personal Tutor is available to meet with them and to give advice throughout their time at Queen’s, in support of their academic development and to act as an important point of contact with the School.
    • Peer Mentoring:We offer a peer mentoring scheme for our BSc students, which sees specially- trained second and third year students, under the guidance of staff and the Centre for Educational Development, help first year students settle into life at Queen’s through social events, small group or one-to-one informal support and learning skills workshops.
    • Work-Related learning/Field Trips/Study Tours: Study visits and field trips are integrated into several of our option modules. The purpose of these tours is to help students apply their learning to the real-work context and to exercise critical thinking and interpretation. Back in the classroom, students undertake a number of group-based tasks in workshops focused on the field trip and present their findings to classmates.
    • Placement: For Land Use and Environmental Management, all students are required to complete a compulsory 16-week work placement period as an integral component of Stage 2. For Land Use and Environmental Management with Professional Studies, on completion of Stage 2, all students are required to undertake a compulsory 46-week period of work experience, including a project agreed between the student, the School and the employer. Placement is assessed within the module Professional Studies. Work placements take place in a wide range of organisations including Farrans, Northstone Quarries, CETA Waste Management, Ulster Wildlife Trust, DARD Countryside Management, Colin Glen, National Trust, Property developers, Property management companies, Environmental consultancies and Councils. Those students interested in teaching as a career may take part of their placement in a school. Work placement overseas is encouraged and students have worked in America, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and England.

    Whilst the responsibility for securing work placements rests with the student, a dedicated School Careers Advisor supports students in attaining work placement. The students who have undertaken placement have been extremely well received by the employers, with all the placement organisations indicating they would want to take students in future years.

    RICS Accreditation:The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This means that after completing the BSc, a student can embrace the Chartered Surveyor profession upon completion of a two year training in a RICS related business and passing an exam. Students doing the BSc Land Use and Environmental Management with Professional Studies can start the two year training during the 46 week work placement at the end of Level 2.


    Careers are diverse, with expected employment not only within the rural and land use industries and government services, but also within private sector industries, financial institutions and agribusiness concerns of various kinds.
    Graduates of these programmes will have a knowledge of the natural environment, be able to demonstrate familiarity with the issues of sustainable development, conservation and environmental protection and also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the integrated and holistic nature of land use and environmental management.
    Possible career destinations include environmental management within the private and public sectors including consultancy and environmental impact assessment with environmental organisations such as the RSPB and the WWF.
    Graduates can become Chartered Surveyors. Opportunities also exist within the full range of occupations associated with graduate employment. Graduates also have the opportunity for further postgraduate study through research (MPhil/PhD) or taught programmes, including RICS accredited courses

    Other Career-related information: Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group and, therefore, one of the 20 universities most-targeted by leading graduate employers. Queen’s students will be advised and guided about career choice and, through the Degree Plus initiative, will have an opportunity to seek accreditation for skills development and experience gained through the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer.

    Degree Plus and other related initiatives: Recognising student diversity, as well as promoting employability enhancements and other interests, is part of the developmental experience at Queen’s. Students are encouraged to plan and build their own personal skill and experiential profile through a range of activities including; recognised Queen’s Certificates, placements and other work experiences (at home or overseas), Erasmus study options elsewhere in Europe, learning development opportunities and involvement in wider university life through activities, such as clubs, societies, and sports.

    Queen’s actively encourages this type of activity by offering students an additional qualification, the Degree Plus Award (and the related Researcher Plus Award for PhD and MPhil students). Degree Plus accredits wider experiential and skill development gained through extra-curricular activities that promote the enhancement of academic, career management, personal and employability skills in a variety of contexts. As part of the Award, students are also trained on how to reflect on the experience(s) and make the link between academic achievement, extracurricular activities, transferable skills and graduate employment. Participating students will also be trained in how to reflect on their skills and experiences and can gain an understanding of how to articulate the significance of these to others, e.g. employers.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • EUR 4160 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 13380 Year (Non-EEA)

    England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500

    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    These degree programmes have been developed in consultation with employers, industry and academics, to offer students a curriculum designed to enhance employability and graduate skills, combining basic scientific knowledge with interpersonal, entrepreneurial, innovative thinking and management skills.

    Core modules in environmental management are supplemented with a wide range of optional modules, from environmental planning, geography, biology, economics, sociology and politics and international studies, enabling an in-depth study of subject threads throughout the programme. Students must take the equivalent of at least six modules in each stage, including any compulsory modules.

    Stage 1

    CompulsoryIntroduction to Spatial Planning
    Skills for Land Use and Environmental ManagementOptionalAccounting for Non-Specialists
    Biological Diversity
    Contemporary Issues in Urban and Rural Planning
    Dynamic Earth
    Economics 1
    Environmental Biology
    Environmental Issues: A Geographical Perspective on a Changing World
    Institutional and Policy Context of Planning Practice
    Spaces, Places and Plans
    Statistical Methods
    The Individual and Society
    The Sociological Imagination

    Stage 2

    CompulsoryClimate Change: Science, Impacts and Responses
    Environmental Management
    Introduction to Environmental Economics
    Work Placement (3-yr programme)
    1-year Work Placement (4-yr programme)OptionalApplied Ecology
    Contemporary Society
    Development of Social Theory
    Economy and Space
    Geographies of Urban Development
    Invertebrate Biology
    Planning and Sustainable Development 2
    Planning Theory and Society
    Politics and Policy of the European Union
    Sustaining the Biosphere
    The Development of Social Theory

    Stage 3

    CompulsoryBusiness Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Environmental Assessment
    Global Issues in Agriculture
    Policies for Environmental Sustainability
    OptionalCoastal Environments
    Contaminated Land
    Economics of the Environment
    Economics of the Public Sector
    Environmental Engineering
    Infrastructure and Transportation
    Themes in Spatial Planning

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • A-level BBB or BBC + B (AS-level) + GCSE Mathematics.
      Note: Certain modules will require GCSE Mathematics grade B.
    • Irish Leaving Certificate B2B2B2B2CC/B2B2B2B2B2 + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade C in Mathematics.
      Note: Certain modules require either an Ordinary Level grade B or Higher Level grade C in Mathematics.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Queen's University Belfast.


    These degrees are accredited by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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