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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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Mälardalen University
Eskilstuna , Sweden +1 More

In this course, you will learn about the most common air pollutants and their emission. You will learn how to monitor, assess, and model the distribution of air pollution, and ... +

In this course, you will learn about the most common air pollutants and their emission. You will learn how to monitor, assess, and model the distribution of air pollution, and how to control emissions from motor vehicles and stationary sources. The purpose of the course is to give you enhanced knowledge about all aspects related to a modern functional air quality management system. -
Courses
Part-time
4 weeks
English
Online
 
FutureLearn
Warwick , United Kingdom +1 More

Discover how environmental research can inform how we respond to and solve the major global environmental issues of today.

Discover how environmental research can inform how we respond to and solve the major global environmental issues of today. -
Courses
Part-time
4 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. -
Courses
Part-time
English
Online
 

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University Centre of the Westfjords
Ísafjörður , Iceland

The course explores the patterns and processes of marine ecosystems. The main emphasis of the course is on the population and community ecology of marine ecosystems, relating ... +

The course explores the patterns and processes of marine ecosystems. The main emphasis of the course is on the population and community ecology of marine ecosystems, relating such ecological knowledge to the broader context of the environmental challenges faced by marine organisms and humans on a global scale. Lectures provide an in-depth understanding of concepts such as i) the diversity of life, distribution and dispersal, principles of population growth, species interactions, primary production, decomposition and nutrient cycling in marine ecosystems, trophic dynamics and food webs, biodiversity, ecosystem stability and function, as well as disturbance and succession of communities; ii) human-induced impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems, as well as an introduction to ecosystem conservation. Discussion sessions and writing assignments serve to deepen the understanding of selected theoretical and practical concepts, approaches or applications as well as to train students in reading and writing scientific papers. -
Courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Aug 2021
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
Feb 2021
Campus
 
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
 
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam , Netherlands +1 More

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
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. -
Courses
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
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
 
Siberian State Aerospace University SibSAU
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 2021
Campus
 
The Institute of Cancer Research
South Kensington , United Kingdom

This course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for the management of unsealed and sealed radioactive substances in hospitals.

This course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for the management of unsealed and sealed radioactive substances in hospitals. -
Courses
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Au Sable Institute
Mancelona , USA

A field study of lakes and other freshwater systems with applications to planning and management.

A field study of lakes and other freshwater systems with applications to planning and management. -
Courses
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu
Viseu , Portugal

To program, organize, manage and execute, autonomously or in a team, the activities of a holding in Organic Production Mode (MPB) the techniques of production and transformati ... +

To program, organize, manage and execute, autonomously or in a team, the activities of a holding in Organic Production Mode (MPB) the techniques of production and transformation of organic products, including water and soil management, plant breeding practices, pest and plant disease control, animal health and welfare, and certification, quality control and farm food security in the field of MPB. -
Courses
English, Portuguese
Oct 2021
Campus
 
FutureLearn
Warwick , United Kingdom +1 More

Discover strategies in preparing for, responding to and recovering from bushfire natural disasters from the world's leading minds.

Discover strategies in preparing for, responding to and recovering from bushfire natural disasters from the world's leading minds. -
Courses
Part-time
3 weeks
English
Online
 

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