Open University

Open University

Making Environmental Decisions (T891)

Many individual and collective decisions and actions affect our environment; yet economic and political considerations often dominate. Defining environment to include biophysical, social, political, economic and other factors, this online module uses a systems framework to integrate environment with other elements when making environmental decisions in complex situations. Students explore a contemporary case of environmental decision making concerning fracking, as well as a range of further examples around water, energy, agriculture and climate change. Students will also be able to consider an environmental decision-making situation of their own choosing, through the development of a project.

Entry requirements

This module can be taken on its own or as part of a postgraduate qualification. Students must have adequate preparation for study at this level, usually demonstrated by a bachelors degree (or the equivalent). Students do need to have a reasonable standard of spoken and written English to study successfully.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,388 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,388 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,388 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,388 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,388 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,388 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,388 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,388 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,388 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,388 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,388 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,388 per Module (Wales) 6 months

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Distance Learning

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