You will explore a variety of practice-based topics across a full range of environmental management and business disciplines. The first year of study focuses on providing the foundation to the rest of the degree through introducing you to the key subject areas, in parallel with allowing time to focus on your personal and team development skills. As you progress through the degree you will also have option modules that will let you specialise further in key areas. In your final year of study you will undertake a management project. This allows you to research an area of particular interest. Year 1 of the programme introduces the relevance and rationale for sustainability and has a focus on resource efficiency, recognising this is a driver of sustainability in many businesses (sometimes in itself the impetus for the employment of a sustainability officer) and that most issues and opportunities are relevant across a wide range of business sectors. Year 1 also looks to instil the importance of communication, internally to gain management or employee buy-in for example, or externally to engage suppliers or demonstrate to customers a commitment to environmental responsibility. Year 2 introduces the business of climate change, ensuring that organisations operate in a sustainable way. Environmental legislation is also introduced in Year 2, with focus on laws and regulations most relevant to businesses including Health and Safety. In Year 2 an organisation’s external relationships are also considered, including the impact of supply chains and the potential for driving environmental and social improvement through sustainable sourcing. Environmental Management Systems are introduced as an approach for identifying and managing environmental issues and implementing resource efficiency and other initiatives In Year 3, we consider the challenges associated with communicating and marketing and environmental agenda and developing an associated strategy for sustainability.