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Environmental Assessment and Management - MSc

Course Description

As sustainability moves up the agenda and environmental laws and regulations proliferate, there is a growing need to understand and assess human impact on the environment.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of methods for assessing and managing the environmental impacts of policies, plans, programmes, projects and organisations. It also looks at the legal and institutional frameworks in which they operate.

You will develop a range of communication, teamworking and problem-solving skills, and gain the understanding to apply processes such as environmental impact assessment, environmental management and auditing systems to real-world situations.


Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors


Scholarships are available for this course. Please click the link below for more information.


Our courses are under continual review, and improvements and enhancements to this course will be confirmed on this page in July. If you have already applied you can find more information on the applicant portal.

All students undertake seven core modules, including the dissertation. You will also choose option modules allowing you to specialise in the areas of the course you are most interested in.

Core modules:

Environmental Impact Assessment
Systems for Environmental Management
Environmental Law and Policy
Case Studies on Environmental Assessment
Issues in Ecology and Conservation
Research Methods
Individual research project

Option modules:

Environmental Impact of Buildings
Geographical Information Systems
Sustainable Development
Water Resources Management
Water Treatment Technology
Energy Assessment for Buildings
Ecological Field Techniques
Environmental Auditing
Air Quality Management


Career opportunities in both the public and private sectors include transport planning, waste management, environmental consultancy, resource management and town and country planning.

Recent graduates have gone on to secure employment across the sector including:

• Groundsure
• Hyder Consulting
• Mott McDonald
• Ambiental
• Local government

The course also provides a foundation for further study.

Visit the Environmental Assessment and Management - MSc page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in appropriate subject with relevant experience. Other candidates with substantial professional experience in environmental work are also considered. For non-native speakers of English IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Last Updated

19 June 2017

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