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2024/25 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Environment and Business (For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

Programme code:BAENVI/EB-RUCAS code:FN8C
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jonathan Busch Contact address:J.Busch@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

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

School of Earth and Environment

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies

Programme specification:

The information on this page is accurate for students entering the programme from September 2024. For students who entered the programme before September 2024, you can find the details of your programme:

BA Environment and Business

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 completing a sustainability project. 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 narrower approach where sustainability is a peripheral issue.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

LUBS1940Economics for Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE1113Sustainable Development, Politics and Policy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE1382Skills for Environmental Social Science20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE1390Introduction to Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE1461Environmental Science for Sustainability20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules.

Basket 1 (Choose up to 1 module from this basket)

LAW1076An Introduction to Law: What is Law?10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1010Understanding Social Enterprises10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1170Introduction to Management10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS1785Introduction to Effective Decision Making10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE1034Natural Hazards10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE1420Resources10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE1481Foundation Mathematics 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Basket 2 (Choose up to 1 module from this basket):

LUBS1001Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE1181Ecology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE1281Atmosphere10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Basket 3 (Choose up to 1 module from this basket):

LUBS1755Business and Society (Combined)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose up to 20 credits of discovery modules in place of optional modules, subject to timetabling constraints.


Year2 - View timetable

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

We are currently refreshing our courses to make sure students have the best possible experience. Full module details for years 2 and 3 are not yet available. Before you enter years 2 and 3 details of modules for those years will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

Economics and Sustainability - 20 credits

SOEE2032Personal Development for Careers in the Environmental Sector10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2310Tools and Techniques for Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE2571Research in the Environmental Social Sciences40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules.

Basket 1 (choose up to 1 module from this basket)

LUBS2125Anthropology for Business10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS2160Principles of Marketing10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2205Contaminated Environments20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN2041Transport, Energy and Environment10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Basket 2 (choose up to 2 modules from this basket)

LUBS2028Leading and Managing Small Businesses10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2065Managing Innovation in Business10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2660Principles of Corporate Strategy10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS2765Advanced Management Decision Making10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2690Managing Biodiversity10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Basket 3 (choose up to 1 module from this basket)

Adaptation and Mitigation - 20 credits

LAW2146International Law20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2933Sociology and the Climate Crisis20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose up to 20 credits of discovery modules in place of optional modules, subject to timetabling constraints.


Year3 - View timetable

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

We are currently refreshing our courses to make sure students have the best possible experience. Full module details for year 3 are not yet available. Before you enter year 3 full details of modules for that year will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

Sustainability Research Project - 40 credits

SOEE3785Change for Sustainable Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules.

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules.

Basket 1 (Choose up to 1 module from this basket):

Environmental Risk - 20 credits

LAW3134Environmental Law20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3001Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3013Enterprise Consultancy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS3805International Business Management20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Basket 2 (Choose up to 2 modules from this basket):

LUBS3002Diversity Management20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3097Global Perspectives on Work20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS3975Managing Innovation and Technology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3630Strategic Energy Issues10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Basket 3 (Choose up to 1 module from this basket):

GEOG3535School and Educational Placements20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3053Managing Social Media and Digital Work20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LUBS3950Current Issues in Decision Making20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose up to 20 credits of discovery modules in place of optional modules, subject to timetabling constraints.

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