What Is an Environmental Studies Degree?
Environmental Studies may be right for you. An Environmental Studies concentration is a special interdisciplinary major designed by an individual student in a unique programme.
Environmental Studies provides space for critical thinking and engaged enquiry within and across conventional disciplinary and professional boundaries, a place for intellectually curious, reflective, and highly self-directed students.
Professionals wishing to apply their college credits toward the completion of a degree in a specific field can do so in this programme, allowing students to transfer their completed college credits and professional qualifications to their degree programme. The rationale for environmental studies is to develop professionalism, develop awareness, enhance methodology and knowledge of the profession.
Universidad Azteca Environmental Studies is interdisciplinary in focus on postgraduate academic skills development in professional practice as defined by the Mexican and European Qualifications Framework (MMC, EQF) Level 7 (Masters Degree) and Level 8 (Doctoral Degree). Environmental Studies provides a space for critical thinking and engaged enquiry within and across conventional disciplinary and professional boundaries.
The Universidad Azteca degree in Environmental Studies is a postgraduate degree awarded in various disciplines and concentrations, interdisciplinary and tending to be focused toward meeting the needs of professionals rather than academics and tailored for specific groups of working professionals with well-defined needs for advanced degree coursework, conducting projects and writing papers in combination with student research for the advanced individual research degree.
These degree programmes offer flexible schedules with a diverse curriculum centered on technical and practical training, students are assisted to develop competence in subject knowledge, subject application, which will enable them to work effectively in the variety of contexts they will encounter during their careers.
TYPE AND WORKLOAD OF PROGRAMME
TYPE: Universidad Azteca internal award, university own programme acc. Art. 59 General Law of Education.
LEVEL: Third cycle, level 8 MMC university own award.
WORKLOAD: 180 ECTS
AWARDING UNIVERSITY AND TARGET GROUP
AWARDING UNIVERSITY: Universidad Azteca, Chalco, Mexico.
UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT IN EUROPE: Universidad Azteca European Programmes.
TARGET GROUP: Doctoral students interested in credit transfer from doctoral study or Level 8 EQF courses in one of the following disciplines to Universidad Azteca pursuing the completion of the doctoral programme by thesis / professional doctorate examination.
SPECIALISATION: Advanced studies at level 8 MMC (EQF)
- Environmental Policy
- Environmental Technology
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Science
STUDY LANGUAGE: English, German, Spanish
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT: Master or equivalent degree and postgraduate coursework or qualifications for credit transfer to the programme or research experience.
Modality and Course Team
MODALITY: e-learning and distance education modality.
COURSE TEAM: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Berchtold, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Luhan, Prof. Dr. Ricardo Saavedra Hidalgo, Prof. Dr. Felipe Fernández Rivadulla, Prof. Dr. Endler.
|Transfer credits – Elective courses||Test mode||ECTS|
|Environment and Development||Term Paper||6|
|International Environmental Policy – UNEP & Treaties||Term Paper||6|
|EU Environmental Policy areas & EEA||Term Paper||6|
|Environmental Management ISO 14001 & EMAS||Term Paper||6|
|Waste Management||Term Paper||6|
|Water Management||Term Paper||6|
|Land Management, Urban Planning & Zoning||Term Paper||6|
|Clean Production & Clean Technologies||Term Paper||6|
|Global Warming & Climate Change||Term Paper||6|
|Energy Management||Term Paper||6|
|Marine Management & Pollution||Term Paper||6|
|Electives from doctoral programme of Universidad Azteca||Assignment / Credits Transfer||36|
|Mandatory Science Module||Test mode||ECTS|
|Thesis / Rigorosum Examination||Test mode||ECTS|
|Thesis in the Specialisation (Major)||Written thesis presentation and defense||60|
|ECTS||Defence / Rigorosum||180|