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Environmental Management and Technology

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Environmental Management and Technology addresses the ever increasing pressures and demands of modern business and society on the natural and built environments. These complex challenges require effective environmental management which is why we draw upon a range of different discipline areas including science, technology, the social sciences and management.

The Faculty offers two environment degrees: Environmental science and Environmental Management and Technology. We recommend that you explore both descriptions before choosing the one that is right for you.

Meet some of our Academics

Professor Toni Gladding, Professor of Environmental Health, talks about her research into health and safety issues around waste management. She works on bio aerosols and describes herself as a dirty microbiologist. Her research has gone on to inform Environment Agency policy. This video was recorded prior to Toni becoming a professor. 

Teaching underpinned by research

The Open University doesn’t just teach: it’s a global leader in research and innovation too, with OU research and development ranking in the top third of UK universities. The Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has a long and distinguished record of conducting high quality, internationally leading research. These researchers contribute to our state of the art curriculum material ensuring our teaching is up to date, informed by scientific research.

You can get a flavour of our published research in the Design and Innovation through our Open Research Online (ORO) website

Meet our Academics

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In addition to teaching on Open University modules our academics are engaged in ground breaking research that benefits individuals and society.

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