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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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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. -
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Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gain insights into the organisational risks and opportunities posed by climate change, and learn to lead a transition to net-zero emissions, and rewire your business model for ... +

Gain insights into the organisational risks and opportunities posed by climate change, and learn to lead a transition to net-zero emissions, and rewire your business model for long-term value and resilience. As public concern over sustainability challenges and ESG integration intensifies and climate-related organizational risks escalate, the ability to build more resilient business models that thrive in a net-zero economy has fast become a strategic imperative. The Business and Climate Change: Towards Net Zero Emissions online short course from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides a comprehensive understanding of how to mitigate the business risks of climate change and oversee a transition to net-zero emissions for long-term resilience and overall value. Over eight weeks online, you’ll explore real-world examples of successful low carbon initiatives and discover how to utilize innovation to build a resilient, profitable business model for the future, stimulating a ‘triple bottom line’ of people, profit, and the planet. On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with a practical action plan to transition to net-zero emissions and the ability to lead change within your organization and beyond. -
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Full-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
Mikkeli, Finland +3 More

Climate change is a top discussion topic, but easily influenced by myths and misconceptions. This Micro Course introduces current science to help you understand the basics beh ... +

Climate change is a top discussion topic, but easily influenced by myths and misconceptions. This Micro Course introduces current science to help you understand the basics behind the phenomenon, current trends and actions that we all can take to be climate heros. -
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Full-time
Part-time
10 hours
English
Online
 

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FutureLearn
Leeds, United Kingdom

Discover ecology and learn how we can protect wildlife to conserve our natural world.

Discover ecology and learn how we can protect wildlife to conserve our natural world. -
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Part-time
2 weeks
English
Online
 
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

As a leader, you have a critical role to play in addressing the climate crisis. Learn how to act now and how to act collectively to reimagine the way you do business.

As a leader, you have a critical role to play in addressing the climate crisis. Learn how to act now and how to act collectively to reimagine the way you do business. -
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Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
School of Sustainability
Milan, Italy

An SOS-certified course for those who want to acquire the necessary practical skills to becoming Circular Economy consultants in the fields of design, architecture, and engine ... +

An SOS-certified course for those who want to acquire the necessary practical skills to becoming Circular Economy consultants in the fields of design, architecture, and engineering. -
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Full-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
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. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
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. -
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Part-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
Institute of Advanced Design Studies
Budapest, Hungary

The Advanced Design for Sustainability (ades4s) course is a uniquely built transdisciplinary programme training students to bridge scientific and technological discoveries and ... +

The Advanced Design for Sustainability (ades4s) course is a uniquely built transdisciplinary programme training students to bridge scientific and technological discoveries and developments with the needs in society and the environment through design. Our students deep-dive into researching across disciplinary boundaries, acquiring knowledge from multiple scientific and humanities fields, and through their own skill base producing innovative contemporary solutions to the complex multilayered challenges of today. -
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Part-time
English
Online
 
IES Abroad
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

This three-week January Term is perfect for students interested in Marine Ecology and Environmental Studies. You’ll study at the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and ... +

This three-week January Term is perfect for students interested in Marine Ecology and Environmental Studies. You’ll study at the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) on the island of San Cristóbal. This remote campus of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito was established to further efforts in conservation and sustainable development on the Galápagos Islands. -
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Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
Institute For Shipboard Education
Fort Collins, USA

Conservation of Marine Megafauna will focus on the biology, ecology, and conservation of the largest of all marine animals. As we sail the world’s oceans aboard the MV World O ... +

Conservation of Marine Megafauna will focus on the biology, ecology, and conservation of the largest of all marine animals. As we sail the world’s oceans aboard the MV World Odyssey, we will spend time on deck to be on the look-out for these fantastic creatures. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Arcadia University The College of Global Studies
Glenside, USA

Bangor University is located between the snow-capped mountains of Snowdonia and the rugged, beautiful coastline of North Wales. Its quality of education, excellent teaching, a ... +

Bangor University is located between the snow-capped mountains of Snowdonia and the rugged, beautiful coastline of North Wales. Its quality of education, excellent teaching, and thriving student community makes for a vibrant semester in one of the world's most scenic places. Enrol in classes across Bangor's variety of academic departments, including ones that host world-class research. -
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Full-time
English
Campus
 
MDT International
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

This wide-ranging and practical industry overview covers each key phase of the exploration and production industry. It offers oil and gas professionals the opportunity to gain ... +

This wide-ranging and practical industry overview covers each key phase of the exploration and production industry. It offers oil and gas professionals the opportunity to gain a technical and commercial understanding of the industry fundamentals. -
Courses
English
Campus
 
University of Plymouth International College
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Jump straight into the first year of your Oceanography, Ocean Exploration or Ocean Science degree, but benefit from an integrated approach that offers a supported transition t ... +

Jump straight into the first year of your Oceanography, Ocean Exploration or Ocean Science degree, but benefit from an integrated approach that offers a supported transition to studying in the UK. -
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English
Campus
 
Wessex Institute of Technology
Southampton, United Kingdom

The huge volume of hydrocarbons transported through pipelines and by ships poses a continuous risk to the environment due to accidental spills. Understanding the processes det ... +

The huge volume of hydrocarbons transported through pipelines and by ships poses a continuous risk to the environment due to accidental spills. Understanding the processes determining oil trajectory and fate, and learning oil spill simulation tools, allows environmental professionals to design better response plans, and help with mitigating future events. -
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English