This MSc programme provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of the key tools, techniques and management concepts to expertly inform and influence environmental risk decisions on a local and strategic/national level. Students benefit from access to expertise within Cranfield's £3.5m Risk Centre, a specialist centre for research and education in strategic environmental risk appraisal, supported by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The MSc course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual research project. The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) comprises eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete five modules and a design project.
The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. For part-time students a dissertation can replace the group project.
The individual project, usually in collaboration with an external organisation, provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems.
The modules include lectures and tutorials and are assessed through written examinations and assignments. There is an emphasis on addressing real problems, with practical case studies. This provides the tools required for the group and individual projects.
Environmental Risks - Hazard, Assessment and Management
Risk, Communication and Perception
Risk, toxicology, exposure and health
Environmental Policy and Risk Governance
Pollution Prevention and Remediation Technologies
Modelling Environmental Processes
Taught modules MSc 40%, PgDip 66.6%, PgCert 100%. Group project (dissertation for part-time students) MSc 20%, PgDip 33.3%. Individual project MSc 40%.
Funding opportunities exist, including industrial sponsorship, School bursaries and a number of general external schemes. For the majority of part-time students sponsorship is organised by their employers. We recommend you discuss this with your company in the first instance.
Takes you on to diverse and rewarding careers as environmental risk practitioners and managers in local or national government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental protection agencies or within the energy, manufacturing or water sectors. Part-time students develop business relevant skills throughout the course that can be immediately applied into their employer or sponsoring company.
For further information on this course, please visit our course webpage - http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/masters/environmental-risk-management.html
Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a First or Second class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline such as business, management or natural, environmental, physical or social sciences, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.