National accreditation for Environmental Science and Ecology coursesTuesday 11 October 2016
Liverpool Hope University’s BSc Environmental Science and MSc Ecology and Environmental Science courses have been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management (CIEEM).
Liverpool Hope is one of just two North West universities and 10 universities nationally to gain the prestigious national accreditation.
Before making the award, CIEEM rigorously assesses course content and the achievement of key learning outcomes for both quality and relevance. CIEEM accreditation is built on feedback from employers as to what applicants for graduate roles need to know and be able to do.
Students on Liverpool Hope’s BSc Environmental Science and MSc Ecology and Environmental Science courses will now have the opportunity to attend relevant CIEEM events, meet practising ecologists and environmental managers and access careers advice from typical employers within the sector.
They will also benefit from access to the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management’s network of leading practitioners within the profession and links with the local member network group.
Students will also be entitled to apply for CIEEM Student Membership and Graduate membership after completion of their degree and use of the letters GradCIEEM after their name.
Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management said: “CIEEM is delighted to recognise two new accredited degree programmes offered by Liverpool Hope University. A comprehensive and robust assessment process has demonstrated that these degrees offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that will be invaluable as they embark on their careers in the profession.”
Paul Rooney, Assistant Head of Geography and Environmental Science at Liverpool Hope University said: “Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management accreditation provides excellent additional value for our students and unique opportunities to make connections with graduate employers. It also opens up more routes for networking and research, and will allow our students to really immerse themselves in their discipline."