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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * English language requirements: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University’s minimum English language requirement is a TOEFL score (paper-based test) of at least 550 with 4.0 on the Test of Written English TWE or 220 with 4.0 on essay writing (computer based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading, not less than 5.0 in speaking and writing. * Academic entry requirements: Good honours degree (normally a 2:1 or 1st) from a range of disciplines, including natural, environmental, physical, management and social sciences, or a good honours degree in a relevant discipline plus 2-3 years of appropriate work experience.
  • Academic Title
    Sustainability (Environmental Consultancy and Project Management) MSc
  • Course description
    The course offers training in the skills and expertise relevant to employment as an environmental management consultant. It is aimed at UK and international students who wish to pursue a vocationally-led course which will equip them to take up roles as management systems consultants in the environmental arena.
    The curriculum comprises modules which develop an understanding of the environmental pressures and opportunities facing business and public sector organisations, skills in the use of management tools and techniques in the environmental arena which can address those pressures and exploit those opportunities, skills in business development and client management in the environmental arena, an awareness of the regulatory and planning context of environmental consultancy work, case study and problem-based knowledge, and consultancy experience.

    12 months full-time, part time up to 4 years

    The School of Earth and Environment provides a stimulating learning experience for students of earth, environmental science and environmental management. Our research was rated as grade 5 in the HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise. We have over 80 academic staff in the school covering a wide variety of research which is undertaken by four institutes within the School.

        * Sustainability Research Institute is dedicated to the development and application of interdisciplinary environmental analysis in realisation of the principles of sustainable development:
        * Institute of Atmospheric Science is dedicated to understanding the physical and chemical processes that govern the behaviour of Earth's atmosphere. Atmospheric processes are investigated using numerical models and field and laboratory experiments from the Earth's surface to the stratosphere.
        * Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics is dedicated to understanding the structure and evolution of the Earth and neighbouring planets. Detection and measurement of resources in the crustal layer and understanding of geological hazard; measurement of gravity, magnetism, seismic waves and electrical properties, theoretical and computer modelling, and surface structural mapping.
        * Institute for Geological Sciences researches the physical, biological and geochemical processes to understand controls on the modern environment (both land and sea) and how man is affecting that system.

    What you study

    120 credits: Two thirds of the programme consists of class-based sessions - lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and directed study.

    60 credits: One third of the programme consists of design, execution and delivery an actual environmental consultancy project. This project is usually completed as part of a placement in a professional consultancy.

    The programme is delivered via a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and directed study.

    A mixture of assessment modes is used: written examination papers, continuous assessment through assignments and presentations.

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