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Water and Environmental Management MSc, PgD, PgC AIEMA

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  • Objectives
    You will gain expertise in a range of environmental management tools and methods including environmental management systems and auditing.
  • Entry requirements
    This programme is designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career in environmental management and for those already in full-time employment who wish to develop their understanding of how sound environmental management practices can deliver competitive business advantage.
  • Academic Title
    Water and Environmental Management MSc, PgD, PgC AIEMA
  • Course description
    Three modules are accredited by the institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and students who successfully complete these modules are certified by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and successful studentd are eligible to apply for Graduate membership of CIWEM.

    You will study the core modules as well as two specialist modules:

    Environmental Management Systems Implementation

    Corporate Social Responsibility - Transport and Energy
     
    Water and Environmental Management

    This progamme is has been developed to meet the requirements of individuals who are currently, or aim to be, employed as managers responsible for managig water resources, catchments and river basins.

    The programme focuses on sound water management and the requirements of sustainable development. You will acquire expertise in the choice, design and implementation of a range of environmental management tools and methods including environmental impact assessment, integrated catchment management and environmentally sensitive river engineering.

    Three modules are accredited by the institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and students who successfully complete these modules are certified by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and successful studentd are eligible to apply for Graduate membership of CIWEM.

    You will study the core modules as well as two specialist modules:

    Water resources

    Water Pollution Control
     
    Environmental Management

    This programme is designed to give a firm grounding in the essentials of environmental management including environmental auditing, the choice, design and use of a range of environmental tools and methods including EIA, ERA, Lifecycle Assessment and knowledge of environmental policy and legislation. Students on this programme then have the opportunity to choose a range of modules allowing them to specialise in eg. biodiversity or study a more broad based set of modules preparing them for careers in local government, NHS and estate management.

    Three modules are accredited by the institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and students who successfully complete these modules are certified by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and successful studentd are eligible to apply for Graduate membership of CIWEM.

    Work placement

    Graduates have gained employment in a wide variety of sectors including consultancy, NGOs, local government, and many other areas of the private and public sector employment. Former students have made impressive environmental improvements and large savings for their companies while studying on the programme, and several have achieved significant promotion within their companies. Teaching methods

    Good internet-based resources and on-line learning materials have been designed for the programme.

    Each module lasts 8-10 weeks and starts with a 2 or 3 day intensive short course of lectures and practical activities.

    Full time students attend the intensive short course for each module and also have a tutorial programme associated with each module.

    Part-time students normally study four 15 credit point modules a year. Each module involves a two or three day intensive short course and associated coursework, supported by internet-based learning resources.

    English Language support is part of the programme for all those for whom English is a second language.

    Short courses can be taken individually as part of continuing professional development.

    Course content

    Year 1 - full details

    Core modules

    -Environmental Management Research Project
    -Environmental Management Tools and Methods
    -Environmental Management for Business Research Project
    -Environmental Policy and Regulations
    -Foundation in Environmental Auditing
    -Management Skills for Environmental Management
    -Research Methods
    -Sustainability and Environmental Systems
    -Water and Environmental Management Research Project

    Optional modules

    -Conservation Management and Practice
    -Ecology Systems and Principles
    -Environmental Management Systems Implementation
    -Integrated Waste Pollution Management
    -Water Pollution Control
    -Water Resources

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