Environmental Studies Research Paper


Independent research and writing skills are important components of academic study. This course is designed to give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to independently engage with theoretical and practical issues in the environmental studies discipline at an advanced level.

The course requires you to research a topic and communicate your research findings in an academic report.  It aims to advance your skills in research and writing, and equip you with specialist, in-depth knowledge of a subject within the environment discipline.

Topics covered include:

  • identifying a topic of interest for investigation
  • formulating a research question
  • developing a research proposal
  • undertaking a literature search
  • analysis and evaluation of data
  • presenting findings in a formal report.


This course is 100% internally assessed.


No textbooks are needed for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Diploma

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