Environment and Sustainability courses at the OU

The Open University offers a range of courses in environmental sustainability, delivered online and through supported distance learning.

To complement our traditional undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, we have a suite of short, skills-focused courses called microcredentials. You can view all our courses below.
 

Microcredentials

Delivered on our social learning partner platform, FutureLearn. OU microcredentials are online professional development short courses with academic credit – designed to help you quickly build in-demand skills and knowledge to help you get ahead. Created by the OU, with many endorsed by leading industry partners, they take just 10–12 weeks of study and offer a perfect balance of OU academic excellence and workplace relevance.

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What you can study

Whether you want to enhance your skills or you’re looking for an exciting new career, The Open University offers courses that will open up a world of possibilities.

Microcredential
Climate Change: Transforming your Organisation for Sustainability
(TZFM320)

Develop your knowledge of sustainability, gain perspectives, skills and tools to transform your organisation’s response to the climate crisis, whatever your role or level. In this microcredential, you'll learn the latest science on climate change with inspiring case studies, and you’ll develop practical skills to be a catalyst for change to transform your organisation for sustainability.

Level: Undergraduate
Next start: March 2023

Qualification
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Q52)

Learn to assess environmental problems, propose solutions, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the natural environment. You’ll study topics, including conservation, ecology, ecosystems, environmental management and renewable energy.

Level: Undergraduate
Next start: October 2023

Qualification
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Environmental Management) (Q52)

Develop the scientific and technical knowledge and skills needed to investigate ecosystems, understand environmental patterns, and address environmental issues. You’ll study the problems we face in understanding our natural environment and living sustainably.

Level: Undergraduate
Next start: October 2023

Qualification
Master of Environmental
Science (M05)

Gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment, and learn to assess environmental challenges and propose solutions. You’ll study subjects including conservation, ecology, ecosystems, environmental management and renewable energy. You’ll also learn about the socio-economic, political and ethical issues integral to these areas.

Level: Undergraduate
Next start: October 2023

Qualification
MSc in Environmental Management (F65)

Expand your knowledge and skills needed for effective, informed and creative environmental management. You’ll examine current local and global concerns in areas such as environmental protection, legislation and policy, and natural resource management. Develop your skills in analysing the issues and improving environmental performance in all sectors.

Level: Postgraduate
Next start: November 2023

 

Business Management: Marketing Principles and Practice

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Online Teaching: Addressing the Climate Emergency

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Climate Change: Transforming your Organisation for Sustainability

This course is delivered on our partner platform, FutureLearn.

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Management of Change: Organisation Development and Design

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Management of Uncertainty: Leadership, Decisions and Action

This course is delivered on our partner platform, FutureLearn.

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Cisco: DevOps using DevNet

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AWS: Solutions Architect

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Global Development in Practice: Designing an Intervention

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Online Teaching: Creating courses for Adult Learners

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Online Teaching: Evaluating and Improving Courses

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Teacher Development: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum

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Online Teaching: Accessibility and Inclusive Learning

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Digital Photography: Creating a Professional Portfolio

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Cyber Security Operations (Cisco)

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