About the course
Environmental Management is of increasing importance to all types of organisations in the UK and throughout the world. There is a growing need for qualified and trained environmental managers.
This MSc Environmental Management course gives you the opportunity to take a broad approach to studying environmental management. Whether you are a graduate looking for a career in environmental management or a professional who already has experience in environmental management the course advances your knowledge and skills so that you can develop your career in implementing environmentally sustainable solutions in business and organisations around the world.
With the Msc Environmental Management course you get 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. Studying on this accredited Environmental Management Masters degree is the first step to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist.
Three modules are accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), and give you the opportunity to apply for Associate Membership when you complete the course successfully.
In addition, when you successfully complete all modules you become eligible to apply for Graduate membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.
The structure of the MSc Environmental Management degrees is based on six core modules and a choice of three taught modules from specialists ones .Students will begin their studies, both full-time and part time, with a core module in Sustainability and Environmental Systems.
To obtain a Master's degree you need to carry out a supervised research project comprising of another taught module, research methods and a 10,000-15,000 word research project. The project can be based on an environmental management issue that interests you or is relevant to your organisation. If you do not want to carry out a research project you may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.
This course is available both full and part-time with intakes in September (Semester A) and January (Semester B). Full time study in Semester A takes 1 year. Full time study beginning in Semester B will take 15 months. Part time study options typically take two years but students are given a maximum of five years to complete.
See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/environmental-management
Why choose this course?
- Flexible modular structure enables students to study whilst working. This allows part-time student to not have to take more than 12 days off a year (if studying over 2/3 years).
- Develops skills for implementing environmentally sustainable solutions in a variety of business and organisations around the world
- Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessement (IEMA) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
- Networking opportunities per module with lunch and refreshments provided within your fees
- Learning resources such as textbooks will be provided within your fees
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.
The programme approach integrates blended learning, combining face-to-face teaching and tutorials with online learning materials, easy contact with tutors and online submission of assignments.
All modules are delivered as intensive two or three day short courses that run primarily on Fridays and Saturdays.
Full-time students attend tutorials in the weeks following a short course, receiving face-to-face support.
Part-time students attend courses at the University for only about six working days a year. These students complete their assignments through making use of our outstanding virtual learning environment Studynet and keeping in remote contact with tutors. Most part time students complete this course within two years but you are given a maximum of five to complete.
Assessment is primarily by assignments, often directly related to environmental management in the workplace or field. These can include reports, essays, seminars and online tests.
You have access to excellent University facilities including a field station, laboratories and state of the art Learning Resource Centres.
Each module can be studied individually as a stand-alone course, please enquire for further details.
Three modules are accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) for Associate membership (giving exemption from the Associate Entry Examination)
All modules are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) for graduate membership.
Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/environmental-management#how-to-apply
Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate
A minimum of a 2.2 degree in any subject. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered individually by the Programme Tutor. Accredited Prior certified Learning (APL) is available for those who already have associate membership of IEMA.
UK/EU Students: Full time £6,200, Part time £640 per module; International Students: Full time £12,500, Part time £1395 per module