Modules & Professional Experience Degrees

LEC’s degree courses offer a wealth of opportunities to enhance your employability and practise the skills that will get your foot in the door of your chosen career, through core teaching and optional modules.

Professional experience degrees

Some LEC undergraduate degrees offer a 10-week internship with a graduate employer, providing you with an understanding of innovative business solutions that are required to deal with 21st century global environmental problems. The internships are generated within BPE, and provide relevant, targeted work experience.

BPE also help to use their connections to run several specialist industry focused courses which enable you to work for a business whilst completing an MSc or PhD.

Company-based dissertations

We provide the opportunity to complete a piece of applied research within an external organisation during your final year of your undergraduate or postgraduate degree. This is organised using the contacts secured through our Business Partnerships and Enterprise Team (BPE), and gives you a fantastic opportunity to undertake a research project within businesses seeking environmental solutions to a real problem.

Professional careers training

Professional advisors from our excellent Careers Service provide you with specialist teaching in your second year. This includes helping you to produce a CV and recognise areas in which it could be improved, as well as providing guidance with job applications and cover letters. You can access a wide range of support from our Careers Service at any time during your studies and after you graduate – the support is there for as long as you need it.

Enterprise for the Environment module

This optional second year module will teach you how to implement a great idea for a new environmental product or service within a business. The module is taught by academic staff from LEC, members of BPE, and external companies. It uses a mixture of seminars, lectures and group work to cover planning, strategy, ethics, marketing, finance, business operations and HR, culminating in a business proposal.

Communicating geography

Geography students interested in a teaching career are given a unique opportunity at Lancaster to develop their skills as part of an assessed and government recognised programme. This involves teaching geography in a local school for one afternoon a week for a term. You’ll receive feedback from the teachers you work with and produce a portfolio documenting your experiences.

Modules taught by industry

Our students benefit from our strong links with industry, including teaching by experts from Unilever, Waitrose and JBA, as well as experts from the Environment Agency and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. These experts, combined with our world-leading teaching and research, help to create the environmental scientists of the future.