Why this course?
This course offers a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of environmental management, policy and sustainable development.
You’ll gain knowledge of major environmental issues and understand the methods in which environmental considerations and climate change are used in development and planning decisions.
There’s a strong demand for graduates with environmental management and policy-making skills. We’ve seen our graduates capitalise upon a wide range of employment within the private, public and voluntary sectors.
See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/sustainabilityenvironmentalstudies/
As part of the class Independent Study in Collaboration with Industry you can apply to work with industry projects. One of the projects is the Carbon Clinic. This is an innovative collaborative project between the Carbon Trust and the University. It aims to provide support to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to reduce their carbon footprint and give you practical experience on environmental responsibilities within a business.
In our Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering we have invested £6 million in state-of-the-art laboratories which cover core areas of activity including geomechanics, microbiology, analytical chemistry and structural design.
- Field investigation
We are equipped with:
- nanoseismic systems for monitoring the mechanical evolution of soil and rock masses
- electrical resistivity tomography systems to detect clay fissuring and ground water flow in earth-structures
- dielectric permittivity-based sensors to monitor water flow in the sub-surface environment
- Geomechanics Laboratory
We are equipped with state-of-the art technologies for testing multiphase (unsaturated) porous geomaterials. These include:
- suction-controlled double-wall triaxial cells
- pressure plates
- triaxial cells equipped with bender elements for dynamic testing
- image analysis unit to monitor soil specimen deformation
- instruments for measurement of pore-water tensile stress
- Mercury Intrusion Porosimeter and SEM for microstructure investigation
- Software & numerical modelling
You’ll have access to a wide range of software packages relevant to civil and geotechnical engineering applications, including:
- GEOSTUDIO suite (Slope, Seep, Sigma, Quake, Temp, CTran, Air and Vadose)
- ABAQUS finite element packages
- Autodesk Civil 3D
- Limit State
- Strand 7
- Talren 4
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.
Home students can also choose to study through Open Access. This is initially a non-graduating route. You register for one module at a time and have the option to build up credits eventually leading to a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc. You can take up to five years to achieve the qualification.
This option is popular with students in employment, who may wish to undertake modules for Continuing Professional Development purposes.
Home students who do not meet the normal MSc entry requirements for this programme are welcome to apply through the Open Access route instead.
Pre-Masters preparation course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde
. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.
Learning & teaching
The MSc involves a curriculum of three core classes and a very wide range of optional classes. Each module is taught two to three hours per week over 8 to 12 weeks.
In addition, you'll also undertake a dissertation. Progress to the dissertation is dependent on performance in the instructional modules.
There’s a strong demand for graduates with environmental management and policymaking skills. As a graduate you may find yourself in a range of positions in:
- Private consultancies
- Government agencies
- Local authorities
- Environmental regulators, businesses and agencies
- Where are they now?
84% of our graduates are in work or further study.*
*Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12).
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First or upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) from all disciplines (engineering, sciences, arts, law, business, education, languages, social sciences). No previous technical knowledge is required. You’re required to provide two supportive academic references. For candidates whose first language is not English, documentary evidence of an appropriate level of competency of written and spoken English must be provided. The minimum standards are an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5). Applicants with slightly lower scores have the opportunity to attend the University's Pre-Sessional English classes.