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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Environment and Business

Programme code:BA-ENVI/EBUCAS code:FN8C
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Iva Bimpli Contact address:I.Bimpli@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Normally three A-Levels at grades ABB, preferably including two from: Biology, Business Btudies, English, Ethics, Geography, History, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Politics, Sociology. Excludes General Studies.

International Baccalaureate: Normally 32 points overall, with 16 at the Higher Level.

Scottish Highers: Normally ABBBB.

Other Qualifications (Access to HE Diploma, BTEC, etc):
Please refer to our website http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/study/undergrad/entryqual.htm or email admissions@see.leeds.ac.uk.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Earth and Environment

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Earth and Environment

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies

Programme specification:

Businesses are increasingly facing significant challenges and opportunities as a result of environmental issues (such as climate change, deforestation, and desertification) and social issues (such as labour and human rights, corruption, and transparency). Stakeholders (including government, shareholders, business customers, local communities, consumers, employees, and NGOs) are demanding that companies change their operations and activities so they can be instrumental in improving the environment and making societies more sustainable.

The objective of the BA Environment and Business programme is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to engage with businesses holistically (including their operations, strategy, finance, etc.) so that they can help the business become more sustainability orientated and improve its relations with its stakeholders.

The BA Environment and Business programme prepares students to tackle issues in helping companies become more sustainability orientated. This includes developing skills in the use of concepts, approaches, methods, and tools that enhance sustainability; providing work-based experience of deploying the above knowledge and skills; and culminating with the students conducting research and writing a sustainability-based business research report. The programme will produce graduates skilled in the coupling of sustainability with business approaches that lead to more holistic, integrative, and long term solutions to environmental and social challenges.

The programme structure is designed to provide students with an overall understanding of how to manage a business whilst considering the implications that their decisions will have on the environment and societies of today and the future.

Environment and Business graduates are better placed to appreciate the fundamental advantages of a sustainability-oriented approach. The graduates have a systems and holistic perspective where sustainability is an integral part of their education, as opposed to other programmes that traditionally have a more narrow approach that where sustainability is a peripheral issue.




Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Please note: Students are required to take the Semester 1 delivery of LUBS1010.

LUBS1010Understanding Social Enterprises10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1111Sustainable Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE1381Skills for Environmental Social Science10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1390Introduction to Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE1460Environmental Science for Environmental Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students are required to choose 20 to 40 credits of optional modules from the list below. Students may choose up to 20 credits of Discovery or skills modules (e.g., languages, arts, or outdoors skills), subject to timetabling constraints.

IMPORTANT : Students WITHOUT A-Level Maths or equivalent or AS Level Maths with a grade of A-C are required to study SOEE1483 Foundation Mathematics for Social Sciences as a compulsory module. If taken, this module is Pass for Progression.

Students who have completed A-Level Maths or equivalent or already have AS Level Maths Grade C or above must NOT enrol in SOEE1483.

SOEE1483Foundation Mathematics for Social Sciences10 creditsSemester 1
LAW1076An Introduction to Law: What is Law?10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1000Innovation and Creativity in Business10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1170Introduction to Management10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1785Introduction to Effective Decision Making10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE1034Natural Hazards10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1181Ecology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE1281Atmosphere10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE1450Environmental Politics and Policy10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of Discovery Modules, subject to timetabling constraints.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]


Candidates are required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:


Candidates are required to study the following compulsory modules.

LUBS2065Managing Innovation in Business10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2032Personal Development for Careers in the Environmental Sector10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2310Tools and Techniques for Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE2570Research in the Environmental Social Sciences30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE2610Economics and Sustainability10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students are required to choose between 20 to 40 credits of optional modules from the list below.

Students may choose up to 20 credits of Discovery or skills modules (e.g., languages, arts, or outdoors skills), subject to timetabling constraints.

LAW2146International Law20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW2147Foundations of International Law10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2027Leadership in Business10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2125Anthropology for Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2160Principles of Marketing10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2660Principles of Corporate Strategy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2765Advanced Management Decision Making10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2165Climate Change: Society and Human Dimensions10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2371People, Sustainability, and the Environment20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE2670Environmental Impact Assessment10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2680Environmental Policy and Governance10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2690Managing Biodiversity10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2041Transport, Energy and Environment10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of Discovery modules, subject to timetabling constraints.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS3805International Business Management20 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3030Environmental Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE3270Business and Sustainable Development10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students are required to choose 30 to 50 credits of optional modules from the list below. Students may choose up to 20 credits of Discovery or skills modules (e.g., languages, arts, or outdoors skills) subject to timetabling constraints.


LAW3132Law and the Environment II: Governing the Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LAW3133Law and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3013Enterprise Consultancy20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3950Current Issues in Decision Making20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3975Managing Innovation and Technology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE3112Environmental Risk: Science, Policy and Management10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3202Sustainable Consumption10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3521Earth and Environmental Sciences into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE3630Strategic Energy Issues10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3750Sustainability Economics in Practice10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3771Sustainable Futures10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 20 credits of Discovery modules, subject to timetabling constraints.

Last updated: 29/05/2019

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