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  • Objectives
    This exciting new course in Strategic Resource Management is designed to give you the theoretical and practical skills needed to develop, implement and manage a resource strategy for a public or private sector organisation. In particular, it will show you how achieve sustainable natural resource development within a framework of economic growth. This course was developed by Nottingham Trent University in collaboration with Loreus Ltd, an experienced environmental training and consultancy company. This joint venture will ensure that the course delivers leading edge theoretical content underpinned by practical consultancy experience.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is ideal if you: * are working in an organisation and want a masters level qualification to give you a competitive edge * are a recently qualified undergraduate and are looking for the professional skills needed to obtain a job in resource management * require the skills and experience needed to manage resource use in your organisation and improve its environmental performance * want to be able to implement and operate an environmental management system conforming to the international standard ISO 14001 using the latest commercial software tools * require a distance learning course to reduce the amount of time away from work * are an international client who needs to study abroad * would like a course written and delivered by experienced academics and practicing consultants.
  • Academic Title
    MRes Strategic Resource Management
  • Course description
    MRes Strategic Resource Management

    Modules

    Associate certificate course in environmental management (UK)
    This module will give you the background required to understand the earth’s natural systems and resources and how they can be managed. It also gives the legal framework for protecting the environment and managing environmental improvement. (Distance learning)

    Environmental management system (ISO14001)
    This module will provide you with the theoretical skills needed to develop, implement and operate an environmental management system (EMS) conforming to the international EMS standard ISO 14001. (Distance learning)

    Practical resource management
    Here you will apply the theoretical knowledge you gained in the previous two modules to real life situations. (Seven-day residential)

    Research project/dissertation
    The research project/dissertation is an opportunity for you to investigate and apply the methods used to improve the environmental performance of an organisation. (Distance learning)

    Assessment
    Modules are assessed by a variety of different types of course work. The research project/dissertation module will involve the design implementation and reporting of a major research task. There are no examinations involved.

    Study routes
    This course will be largely delivered by distance learning, which allows you to work at a time and at a pace that suits you. It is ideal if you are working or studying abroad. We will use a state-of-the-art e-learning system which has been proven to be highly effective and easy to use. Each module contains case studies for you to work through to help you to understand the theory. There are also quizzes so that you can test your understanding of the concepts involved. There will be several support mechanisms to help you such as an email helpline and online discussion boards. It is essential, therefore, that you have access to a standalone PC or shared network using Windows NT3.5.1, NT4.0, ME 2000 or XP operating system, with 10MB disk space and with appropriate access permission set. You will also need an email facility and access to the internet.

    Although you will study much of the course by distance learning, it is important that you feel part of a coherent group and that you meet others on the course as well as your academic and commercial tutors. This is one of the reasons why the practical resource management module will be delivered as a seven-day intensive residential course. This method of delivery has also been chosen because it is the most efficient use of time for those in work or studying abroad.

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