Cornwall College

BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate courses across seven campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Environmental Investigation (CORN3000)

      This module will give students practical experience in performing environmental monitoring and reporting in-line with academic and industry practice. Understanding and investigating the legal responsibilities for meeting environmental standards is essential across many disciplines and a key driver in understanding our transition to sustainability.

    • Green Strategy and Sustainable Economics (CORN3001)

      This module is concerned with the interplay between economics, environmental concerns. Assessing how economic strategies are deployed in order to reduce environmental impact and provide solutions by altering consumption, production behaviour. Ranging from simple environmental economic strategy to fundamentally different models, students will gain a vital insight to this key subject for 21st century sustainability.

    • Climate Crisis and Solutions (CORN3002)

      Climate change is an observable phenomenon, which will likely pose the greatest threat to life on earth that humans have ever witnessed. This module covers the science of climate change, but vitally also reviews and discusses the many solutions which humanity wields for tackling further climate change and lowering atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations to a safe level.

    • Environmental Impact Assessment and GIS (CORN3003)

      This module will introduce students to Environmental Impact Assessment, covering its origins, aims and applications. Students will then perform an environmental impact assessment on a localised scenario, following recognised and contemporary procedures in EIA. Through this Module the principles and applications of Geographical Information Systems will be taught in the context of aiding the EIA process.

    • Action Research Project (CORN3004)

      The Action Research Project is a module themed around using research as a tool for generating and informing positive change. Students will have the opportunity to work individually and/or in groups to collect data to individually produce a scientific research project in a contemporary environmental subject.

    • Environmental System Modelling (CORN3005)

      In modern environmental management, models are deployed frequently to inform decisions of many kinds; forecast events, test impacts, deepen our understandings, demonstrate new ideas. Modelling in the environmental sciences is a key contributor for understanding our world but is understood by very few; this module aims to produce a student who can comprehend and use appropriate models in the environmental sector.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.
Plymouth students working on a group project