Designed with today's environmental managers in mind, emphasis is placed on integrating the scientific, social, economic and political factors into environmental decision making.
Year of entry 2013
Length 1 year full-time · Up to 3 years part-time study.
Fees Full-time UK and EU students: £4,600 per year · Part-time UK and EU students: £510 per 20 credit unit. · A masters qualifications typically comprises 180 credits. · Full-time non-EU overseas students: £12,500 per year · Information about fees and financial support
Location All Saints Campus, Manchester
Department School of Science & The Environment
The final Masters project usually involves a work-based placement. For full-time students, the MSc dissertation is usually undertaken in an organisation, for example, a local authority, Manchester Airport, a consultancy firm, etc. Students are required to select a project and must go through a selection process with the organisation. This process is organised within the School by our dedicated placement officer. Students on the distance learning route usually undertake the project in their place of employment.
The course provides systematic understanding of the scientific background; critical awareness of the state of knowledge of the policy and regulatory frameworks; and a practical understanding of management methodologies. The programme's vocational aspect is supplemented by in-depth case studies, field practitioner expertise, and the opportunity for a placement-based research project.
This cross-discipline programme is offered both on a part-time distance learning and full time basis in order to meet the learning needs of both busy professionals as well as new graduates. A continuous variety of assessment methods includes essay writing, practical reports, portfolios, consultations and fieldwork. MSc students will complete a dissertation. In addition to the virtual learning environment, Moodle, there is a dedicated website containing all the information that EMSD students need in one place.
This course aims to provide relevant knowledge and skills required of environmental managers operating at a strategic level in the public, business and non-governmental sectors. Recent graduates have been employed by local authorities, the environmental and sustainable departments of major companies, regulatory authorities and research organisations. Others have gone on to create their own successful environmental companies.
A good Honours degree in a subject such as environmental science or management, sustainable development, social sciences, geography, planning, law, business or the majority of science subjects is usually required - or, alternatively, relevant environmental experience. All applications will be considered on their own merit.
There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.