The Department of Geography and Environmental Science is proud to have three accredited courses. Our BSc Environmental Science and MSc Ecology and Environmental Management courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management (CIEEM), and our BSc Geography course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). During the academic year 2020/21 the department is actively pursuing professional accreditation for other degrees within its provision.
Liverpool Hope University is one of just two North West universities and twelve universities nationally to gain prestigious professional accreditation from CIEEM.
CIEEM are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. Their vision is of a healthy natural environment for the belefit of current and future generations.
Students on Liverpool Hope’s BSc Environmental Science and MSc Ecology and Environmental Science courses will 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 are entitled to apply for CIEEM Student Membership and Graduate membership after sucessful completion of their degree and use of the letters GradCIEEM after their name.
Rev. Paul Rooney, 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."
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) are the UK's learned society and professional body for Geography, supporting geography and geographers across the world.
Our BSc Geography degree is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.