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Environmental Impact Assessment and Management MA

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  • Objectives
    The aim of this programme is to provide a thorough, stimulating and practical post-graduate education in EIA and its related areas. Its specific objectives are to: -provide an integrated programme of studies to equip students to undertake the planning and management tasks associated with the principal stages of environmental assessment, -provide an opportunity for students to pursue particular aspects of environmental assessment, or wider environmental management, in greater depth by choice of assignments and by undertaking research on an individually selected dissertation topic. The programme gives participants a sound basic knowledge of the relevant aspects of the process of EIA, environmental science, and environmental planning before it builds upon this with more specialist teaching. Students therefore gain a thorough grounding in EIA procedures and current practice and an introduction to the rapidly growing environmental management field. The programme trains students in EIA project management skills that involve the co-ordination of the contributions of technical specialists, decision-makers and consultees. Students acquire appropriate analytical and communication skills, and flexibility of approach - thus graduating with expertise highly valued by employers.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: Applicants are expected to have a first or upper second class degree (or its international equivalent) from a recognised University.
  • Academic Title
    Environmental Impact Assessment and Management MA
  • Course description
    Module details

    Course units typically include:

    -Environmental Impact Assessment
    -Environmental Impact Assessment Project
    -Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
    -Environmental Planning and Protection
    -Environmental Science
    -Environmental Law
    -Appraisal and Auditing
    -Research Design & Methods

    Career opportunities

    The graduates of this specialist programme are fully equipped to seek employment in environmental consultancies, local authorities, utilities, environmental agencies and environmental non-governmental organisations in both the developed and developing world.  Students are encouraged to interact with potential employers during the programme and particularly when undertaking the dissertation.

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