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  • Entry requirements
    Applicants with a relevant first degree are well to apply. Prior relevant experience can be accepted in place of formal qualifications.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Environmental Management
  • Course description
    This multi-disciplinary programme explores the complexity of interactions between environmental management system implementation and resource use in the private and public sectors with the emphasis on decision making for a sustainable future. You will be equipped to interpret data via systems such as GIS, prepare management plans and offer environmental advice. The programme incorporates work-based training/development.

    To ensure the relevance of our approach we maintain strong links with industry, local authorities and regulatory agencies through professional environment, health and safety consultancy activities and staff research, as well as through the Work Experience Placement module which is central to the vocational nature of the programme.

    Contact Time:
    The course is typically 1 year full-time or 2 to 3 years part-time from 9am - 5pm for five days full-time study (a block week) for each taught module. A total of eight block weeks are undertaken throughout the programme.

    Course Content

    Stage 1
    Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) 60 credits

        * Data Analysis and Research Methods
        * Environmental Auditing and Management Systems
        * Environmental Impact Assessment

    plus either

        * Countryside Management or
        * GIS listed under the Diploma

    Stage 2
    Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 60 credits
    As for Certificate plus:

        * Environmental Auditing and Management Systems
        * Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
        * Environmental Reporting
        * Pollution Monitoring and Control
        * Life Cycle Analysis
        * Ecological Assessment

    Stage 3
    Masters (MSc) 60 credits
    As for Diploma plus:

        * Research Project
        * Work-based training at your workplace or a placement arranged by the School.

    Learning Outcomes
    For further information on module descriptors, aims and learning outcomes please contact: HNSS Enquiry

    Teaching and Assessment

    Teaching is partly through distance learning packages, and partly through week-long teaching blocks comprising seminars, tutorials, visits, laboratory and group work.

    You will attend a total of eight block weeks throughout the whole programme. Assessment is mainly through course work and examination.

    Work Experience

    If you are a part-time student employed in an area relevant to the programme, this normally takes place in your own workplace and is typically eight weeks in total. Alternatively, we can arrange placements with a wide range of organisations.

    The programme is underpinned by prestigious research and consultancy from University Centres such as the Centre for Environmental Informatics , the Air Quality Research Group and INTEGRA Training Consultancy. for further information on either please see their websites ( CEI website ) or ( INTEGRA website).

    Career Opportunities

    This programme has been specially designed to meet current market needs for professionals in the field of environmental and resource management.

    You will be equipped for a range of career opportunities within manufacturing industry and the service sector, regulatory authorities, local government and non-governmental agencies.

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