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Master of Science in Environmental Management

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Dec 2022

Campus

Leigh Marine Campus

Summary

The Master of Science (MSc) programme enables you to pursue advanced study in your area of interest with the opportunity to work on independent research.

Programme overview

Studying for an MSc is an opportunity for committed scientists to focus on a relevant area of interest or practise and pursue an advanced qualification. While taught masters will provide you with specialist training in your chosen field, a research masters will develop advanced research skills, working alongside Faculty of Science researchers - many of whom are major contributors in their field. Late Year Semester will start in November.

120-point MSc

Most students enter an MSc following completion of a PGDipSci. You will need to complete 120 points (maximum of 160 points) in a specialisation within one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study (research masters) or four years of part-time study (taught masters). Not all specialisations offer both taught and research options.

240-point MSc

If you enter a MSc directly from an undergraduate degree you will need to complete 240 points (maximum of 280 points) in a specialisation in two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study (research masters) or six years of part-time study (taught masters). Not all specialisations offer both taught and research options.

Environmental Management

The Environmental Management specialisation explores the knowledge, tools and methods that can be used to solve environmental problems and monitor success.
You will study advanced courses in Environmental Management and Geography. Topics include:

  • Advanced principles in resource management
  • Debates surrounding climate change
  • Environmental policy and governance
  • How to engage communities in the pursuit of sustainable development
  • Human welfare and natural resource management

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Environmental Management

Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Management 120-point (one-year) research masters

ENVMGT 796 MSc Thesis in Environmental Management

Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Management 240- point research masters
  • 15 points:
    • GEOG 701 Research in Practice
  • At least 60 points from:
    • ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability
    • ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
    • ENVMGT 743 Environmental Policy
    • ENVMGT 744 Resource Management
    • ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management
    • ENVMGT 747 Current Issues in Sustainability
  • 120 points:
    • ENVMGT 796 MSc Thesis in Environmental Management
  • Up to 45 points from 700 level courses in related subjects:
    • Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science

Where can postgraduate study in Environmental Management take you?

Our graduates can be found in a variety industries that are directly involved in environmental management, such as environmental consultancies, non-governmental agencies and regulatory authorities. There is also a growing responsibility for large corporate organisations to be responsible for their environmental impact.

Jobs related to Environmental Management include:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental education officer
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Researcher
  • Sustainability consultant

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

Entry criteria

Research 120 points:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a similar field to your intended specialisation. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Research 240 points:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science in a similar field to your intended specialisation at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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