The Msc in Environmental Management is a broad-based, flexible course that prepares you for a range of environmental careers, from environmental specialist to a manager with an environmental remit.
Unusually, and possible uniquely, for an Environmental Management Masters you have the option to include Business and Management modules in your programme. In addition, through selecting particular modules and assessment options, the course can be tailored to suit your specialist interests and career aspirations. For example, this course will suit someone wishing to pursue a career in ecological consultancy, or a career in pollution control or environmental hazards and liabilities.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
You’ll review how environmental systems work and how human behaviour impacts on them. From this, you’ll explore contemporary environmental management principles, tools, and legislation that we can use to address such impacts. Through reviewing case studies and current practice you’ll develop your knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Systems, sustainability concepts such as the circular economy, plus resource management, environmental hazards and ecosystem services.
You’ll develop key skills needed by professional environmental managers working in the field, including:
• GIS • Environmental risks and decision-making • Survey and monitoring • Sampling design • Data management and analysis • Change management • Behaviour change • Reporting and communication
In the first two trimesters, we provide you with core knowledge and skills to work as an environmental professional, in particular environmental systems and management tools, instigating and managing change, data handling and reporting. You’ll study relevant and up-to-date material, benefiting from specialist inputs by speakers active in the environmental industry.
Optional modules give you the opportunity to develop a greater depth of knowledge in several of these components, for example energy and wastes management, ecosystem services and sustainability principles.
The third Trimester is devoted to your independent research project where you’ll work with your supervisor or a topic of particular interest to you. This might be a project working with an industry partner and will allow you to demonstrate your environmental understanding in an area relevant to your interests and career; from biodiversity to business.
Teaching comprises a mix of workshops, seminars, small tutor groups, practical/field work sessions and on-line/desk-based activities. We draw in industry professionals to address specific topics, share their expertise and enable opportunities for networking.
You’ll tackle a range of assessment types, all with a strong emphasis on applying the skills you learn during your course to workplace scenarios. These include writing technical reports, presentations and the use of electronic media, such as developing a specialist wiki. There are no written examinations.]