Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Environmental Regulation and Consultancy
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   (two seen essay questions)  60%
Semester Assessment Environmental job application  (Up to 2,000 words)  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   (Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module).  60%
Supplementary Assessment Environmental job application  (Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module).  - Up to 2,000 words.  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Critically discuss sustainability and the need to protect natural resources.

2. Compare different approaches to environmental regulation and show understanding of key issues relating to EIA.

3. Describe the basis of the UK legal system and the legal framework governing regulation of the UK environment.

4. Understand how the above knowledge is used by environmental professionals to deliver services and solutions for both the public and private sectors and related stakeholders.

Brief description

The module uses workshops to introduce students to environmental protection and sustainability; processes and legislative tools and principles. Examples of legislation and principles governing the regulation of the environment in the UK are considered. This includes some of the underlying policy issues and practices related to environmental protection including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The module prepares students for working as an environmental professional/consultant providing an introduction to skills and tools (practical and legislative) used by this sector.


This module provides students with a tool bag of skills expected in any professional working in the environmental sector. The module introduces the need to protect the environment and aspire towards a sustainable low carbon economy. It highlights the role of key stakeholders and highlights how information is shared an communicated.
Selected examples of law and the principles governing the regulation of the environment in the UK are introduced to illustrate the complexity involved in reaching objectives. The module examines some of the underlying policy issues related to environmental protection. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as a regulatory tool is explored and how it is used to predict, assess and mitigate impacts. Also how it fits within the overall environmental management framework.
The principles of sustainability and effective project management are embedded throughout this module (in content and delivery). Students will be provided with an insight into working as an environmental professional including responsibilities, contract work and consultancy. In preparation for a future career in this area, workshops will also consider individual branding for targeting employment in the environmental sector.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Assessment of numerical data to assess scenarios presented.
Communication Written communication will be tested directly. Oral communication will be tested but not assessed.
Improving own Learning and Performance Interactive formative sessions that will help students respond to assessment.
Information Technology Use of information technology to search for literature.
Personal Development and Career planning Highly relevant module skills to careers and future job applications. This will be assessed.
Problem solving Students engage in understanding the EIA process and responding to a problem.
Research skills Research skills to source materials in support of workshop materials.
Subject Specific Skills Covers key skills within the Environment sector.
Team work Student will engage in teams / groups when improving interview skills.


This module is at CQFW Level 6