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
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.
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
Environmental Impact of Buildings Geographical Information Systems Hydrogeology 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.