Courses in Environmental Studies

Courses are often taken by students to seek additional training or to improve qualifications for more advanced employment. They can vary greatly in duration, content, and purpose. Depending on the topic, courses typically range from as short as a week for intensive training to several weeks or months for online sessions that deliver a broader scope of content. What is a course in environmental stu… Read more

Courses are often taken by students to seek additional training or to improve qualifications for more advanced employment. They can vary greatly in duration, content, and purpose. Depending on the topic, courses typically range from as short as a week for intensive training to several weeks or months for online sessions that deliver a broader scope of content.

What is a course in environmental studies? An environmental studies course advances a student’s knowledge in a variety of currently relevant topics such as energy, pollution, and environmental awareness. Sessions often cover how to evaluate and address environmental problems. Other topics that may be covered include forest ecology, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainable practices, harnessing eco-friendly power sources, and political ecology. Courses may also address the role of regulation on the environment, how social and economic conditions affect ecological issues, and major environmental challenges.

Students taking courses in this field can gain critical reasoning and thinking skills as they consider how to solve local and worldwide environmental problems. They frequently learn how to use data when developing proposals for change. Writing and presentation skills can also be enhanced throughout the programs.

The length and range of course work can impact tuition and fees, which vary between institutions. Intensive, short-term sessions are typically priced differently than programs conducted over multiple weeks or months. The mix of online and classroom sessions also affect the cost.

Education focusing on environmental studies can launch several types of careers. Many students pursue jobs such as environmental projects coordinator or environmental specialist. Other positions may include human ecology specialist, environmental permit writer, global environmental competency leader, sustainability director, ecology inspector, safety specialist, ecology program consultant, or environmental protection specialist. Those with a keen interest in writing could be journalists or freelance writers covering environmental topics.

Courses of many lengths and themes are delivered online and on campus by universities around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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UniLaSalle
Beauvais, France +2 More

Current water challenges require an interdisciplinary approach.Through practical field work, international perspectives and innovative educational methods, students will bette ... +

Current water challenges require an interdisciplinary approach.Through practical field work, international perspectives and innovative educational methods, students will better understand the interactions between environmental factors and anthropogenic activities. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT. This course offers management tools for urban policymakers, planners and environmentalis ... +

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT. This course offers management tools for urban policymakers, planners and environmentalists. -
Courses
Part-time
English
15 Jun 2020
15 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

This course deals with the broad aspects of environmental management relevant to practising professionals in engineering science, planning, architecture, law, surveying, healt ... +

This course deals with the broad aspects of environmental management relevant to practising professionals in engineering science, planning, architecture, law, surveying, health and building. Engineers, scientists, town planners and other professionals working in this field have a compelling duty to ensure that the adverse effects of development on the total environment are minimised. The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through a choice of compulsory subjects in professional engineering, environmental engineering management and an elective. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
VERITAS
San José, Costa Rica

This workshop uses principles of Biomimicry (biology applied to design) to create a hands-on field intensive (three-week) learning experience based on the analysis of natural ... +

This workshop uses principles of Biomimicry (biology applied to design) to create a hands-on field intensive (three-week) learning experience based on the analysis of natural systems. -
Courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shape ... +

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Oct 2020
Online
 
edX
Cambridge, USA

We need to understand the science behind global warming to avoid the most damaging and irreversible climate change impacts on people and planet.

We need to understand the science behind global warming to avoid the most damaging and irreversible climate change impacts on people and planet. -
Courses
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
IES Abroad
Freiburg, Germany

The environmental movement took root in Freiburg long ago—and now it’s a way of life. Known for taking the lead in the development of eco-friendly technologies and architectur ... +

The environmental movement took root in Freiburg long ago—and now it’s a way of life. Known for taking the lead in the development of eco-friendly technologies and architecture, Freiburg also attracts researchers and environmental organizations from around the world. Come study Freiburg’s many unique contributions to this important movement. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
E-Careers
Slough, United Kingdom +1 More

Prepare to take the official examination to become recognised globally as a health and safety professional in international practices with this International General Certifica ... +

Prepare to take the official examination to become recognised globally as a health and safety professional in international practices with this International General Certificate from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). -
Courses
Part-time
English
Online
 
Fleming College
Peterborough, Canada +3 More

As an Environmental Technician, you will work to prevent environmental problems, resolve environmental issues when necessary, and provide education to the public.

As an Environmental Technician, you will work to prevent environmental problems, resolve environmental issues when necessary, and provide education to the public. -
Courses
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Gaia Education
Forres, United Kingdom +3 More

Do you want to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem? Do you want to learn to create elegant solutions carefully adapted to the biocultural uniqueness of pl ... +

Do you want to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem? Do you want to learn to create elegant solutions carefully adapted to the biocultural uniqueness of place? -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
8 weeks
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Online
 
Kulturstudier
Cape Coast, Ghana

This course gives a social science introduction to the most important fields within global environmental studies in general and West Africa in particular. It digs into the cau ... +

This course gives a social science introduction to the most important fields within global environmental studies in general and West Africa in particular. It digs into the causes and dynamics of environmental challenges and dynamics, and different perspectives on management of natural resources. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Academy of York
Randburg, South Africa

This NQF aligned and SABPP accredited is for those looking to get a better understanding of the Business Environment. Students who successfully complete this course will earn ... +

This NQF aligned and SABPP accredited is for those looking to get a better understanding of the Business Environment. Students who successfully complete this course will earn 27 NQF credits. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
English
Online
 
Сибирский государственный аэрокосмический университет
Krasnoyarsk, Russia

International ecological summer school “Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia” of Siberian State Aerospace University offers a great opportunity for foreign and Russian student ... +

International ecological summer school “Unique Ecosystems of Central Siberia” of Siberian State Aerospace University offers a great opportunity for foreign and Russian students -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
 
UniEVANGÉLICA
Ipameri, Brazil

At the end of the module, the students should be able to: Understand the role of nature and society issues in shaping Brazilian History.
 Have acquired basic knowledge about t ... +

At the end of the module, the students should be able to: Understand the role of nature and society issues in shaping Brazilian History.
 Have acquired basic knowledge about the different -
Courses
3 weeks
English
Mar 2020
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Quito, Ecuador +1 More

There’s a reason why many of the world’s most famous scientists have visited the Galápagos Islands—now it’s your turn to discover one of the world’s most beautiful and biologi ... +

There’s a reason why many of the world’s most famous scientists have visited the Galápagos Islands—now it’s your turn to discover one of the world’s most beautiful and biologically diverse island locations. It’s here that you will get hands-on experience studying topics such as Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Marine Ecology, and Sociology. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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