This market-leading Master's course in Environmental Management addresses the management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice and legal processes involved in environmental control at a range of scales.
The course develops understanding of environmental processes and applies this to both the legal framework and management decision-making activities. The course seeks to raise your ability to understand and analyse environmental problems at Master's level, in order to develop solutions.
You will be presented with the tools needed for environmental management, including project management, life cycle analysis, accounting and reporting, environmental reviews and audits. The course includes the processes and legislative approaches related to the reduction of emissions to air, land and water, and the effects of pollution together with the legislative framework in which they are set.
The MSc in Environmental Science: Legislation and Management is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). This entitles students to free student membership of the IES and CIWEM.
For our September intake we have 2 specific scholarship schemes available: the Queen's Anniversary Prize Scholarships provide 6 x £3000 fee waiver scholarships to our best applicants (no additional application is required for these); and the £4000 Water Conservators Bursary is awarded to one student who writes the essay on water and the environment (some years we split the scholarship between 2 exceptional applicants). Brunel Univeristy London also has some scholarship schemes available for applicants to any MSc programme.
Designed to suit your needs
This MSc course can be taken in part-time (from 1 day a week for 2 years) or full-time (from 2 days a week for 1 years) mode. Students can start in September or January.
Our alumni have gone on to work in key public and private sector organisations as well as more entrepreneurial pursuits. Employability is a major focus within the university with support for transferable skills, CV and application writing, interview skills and opportunities for internships and work placements.
Compulsory modular blocks
- Environmental Law (15 credits) - Environmental Hazards and Risk (15 credits) - Environmental Management (15 credits) - Sustainable Development in Practice (15 credits) - Biosphere (15 credits) - Research and Critical Skills in Environmental Science (15 credits) - Dissertation (60 credits)
Optional modular blocks Students normally choose 1 module from Group A and 1 module from Group B. (If desired, students are also able to choose “no modules from Group A and 2 modules from Group B” or “2 modules from Group A and no modules from Group B” but must understand that this unbalances the 2 terms: 45:75 or 75:45 credits as opposed to 60:60.)
Group A (pick 1) - Environment, Health and Societies - Climate Change: Science and Impacts - Chemical Regulation and Legislation in the EU - Environmental Modelling
Group B (pick 1) - Current Practice in Chemical Risk Assessment - Clean Technology - Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation - GIS and Data Analysis
Current employment: Schools Coordinator and European Projects Manager for Energy Solutions NW London, a sustainability charity.
Ben said: "I always dreamed of completing a Masters and when I decided that I wanted to change my career in order to work in the environmental field I decided that this was the perfect opportunity and would definitely enhance my career prospects. My previous employment experience plus my Masters from Brunel were an ideal combination when applying for my current job.
I was struck by the variety of tasks we were asked to undertake, emphasis being paid equally to working in a team and individually. The course went beyond purely academic study requiring a range of transferable skills to be developed. In particular I feel my presentation skills and ability to communicate increased dramatically as a result of being required to regularly feedback our research to our peers. This has helped me enormously in my current job where I have to speak to a wide range of stakeholders about a range of subjects.
In general my course was a small and very close-knit group. Studying this great course was a real pleasure, equipping me with skills and memories that will stay with me a very long time."
This award is funded by a Livery Company of the City of London. The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators has particular interest in issues related to the River Thames and London, and although it is not a requirement that candidates have a specific interest in this area, candidates with particular experience, or ideas for dissertation topics which are of particular relevance may have an advantage.Successful applicants will show an interest in, and understanding of, issues related to water, which may be demonstrated through previous studies, membership of organisations or voluntary groups. You will be able to show an ability to communicate effectively, both through the written word as evidenced in the application document and through your academic qualifications.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Students applying for this bursary must have completed a full application form and have been offered a place on one of the Institute's Masters courses in Environmental Science.
Once you have received your offer of a place on one of our MSc courses you must submit a 500 word essay or report which clearly indicates your interest in environmental issues related to water. The document may also contain information on ideas that you have in relation to your dissertation topic, as successful applicants will be required to undertake a dissertation project that is focussed on issues related to water.
Students will be admitted with a Science based degree with a minimum grade of a 2:2 (or equivalent). A wide range of disciplines are acceptable, for example: Environmental Science; Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Environmental Health; Marine Science; Maths; Agricultural Science; Law; Business and Economics.
6500 (FT) or 3250 (PT) for Home/EU students; 16500 (FT) for non-EU students
Recipient: Brunel University London
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