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Environmental Management MSc

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Mode of study

12 months full-time (September start); 15 months full-time (January start); 36 months part-time

PG Code

F750PENVIRMG

Start date

January, September

Environmental Management MSc

Overview

Please note the application deadline for this course is Friday 25th August 2017. Any applications after this date will be considered on an individual basis, subject to course vacancies.

Please note for January 2017 entry, the application deadline is Friday 2nd December 2016. Any applications after this date will be considered on an individual basis, subject to course vacancies.

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About the course

This market-leading Master's course in Environmental Management addresses the management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice and legal processes involved in environmental control at a range of scales.

The course develops an understanding of environmental processes and applies this to both the legal framework and management decision-making activities. The course seeks to raise your ability to understand and analyse environmental problems at Master's level, in order to develop solutions.

You will be presented with the tools needed for environmental management, including project management, life cycle analysis, accounting and reporting, environmental reviews and audits. The course includes the processes and legislative approaches related to the reduction of emissions to air, land and water, and the effects of pollution together with the legislative framework in which they are set.

This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Scholarship schemes available for this MSc course

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize Scholarships

The Water Conservation Bursary

 

Aims

  • You will be trained in critical analysis of legislative and management aspects of the environment.
  • You will develop an understanding of the big picture as well as strong attention to detail – essential skills when it comes to critical analysis at Master’s level.
  • We aim for you to leave the course with an ability to approach environmental management and legislation with an investigative attitude, to be innovative to assess a wide range of problems in the modern environment, and to explore solutions.

The course places a lot of emphasis on individual student development but also involves team-working and presentations to develop your interpersonal skills.

Who is this course suitable for?

This MSc is appropriate for UK/EU and International graduates or those with appropriate experience who wish to develop a career in the environmental industry and public bodies with environmental management and environmental legislation.

Thus it is designed to allow those whose career choice lies in fields such as environmental science, health protection and regulatory processes, to acquire both broad-based and detailed knowledge of the concepts involved.

The course combines academic and applied aspects to provide skills appropriate for entry into all professions related to environmental assessment and management.

About Environmental Sciences at Brunel

During your MSc you will be based in the Environmental Sciences group, which is closely linked to one of Brunel’s flagship research institutes: the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies (IEHS). IEHS is a rapidly expanding research centre housing a strong team of leading experts held in high international regard in their respective fields. In 2011, our research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Given this background, we are committed to research-led and innovative teaching.

Enquiries

Environmental Sciences
Brunel University London
Email stephen.kershaw@brunel.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)1895 266105

Course Director: Dr Stephen Kershaw


Course Content

As with most courses, this Master’s course in Environmental Management is taught in a range of discrete modules for teaching and assessment, throughout the academic year.

However, it is convenient to consider the course as being divided into three equal portions in order to emphasise the course structure and content. The three portions overlap in time, throughout the academic year, and aim to maintain an even balance of work throughout the study period, whether full- time or part- time. The three portions are outlined below:

Compulsory

  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Management
  • Research and Critical Skills in Environmental Science
  • Sustainable Development in Practice
  • Dissertation

Optional (Students normally choose 2 modules from Group A and 2 modules from Group B):

Group A

  • Climate Change: Science and Impacts
  • Chemical Regulation and Legislation in the EU
  • Biosphere

Group B

  • Environment, Health and Societies
  • Current Practice in Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Clean Technology
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • GIS and Data Analysis

View further details for each module.

Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course.

Special Features

  • The Environmental Management MSc is an interdisciplinary course informed by research from an award-winning Research Institute (The Institute of Environment, Health and Societies)
  • This is an IES and CIWEM accredited course
  • You can attend full -time (two days a week) or part -time one day a week)
  • Brunel is a campus university with excellent facilities and close to London with great transport links.

Fees for 2017/18 entry

UK/EU students: £7,500 full-time; £3,750 part-time

International students: £15,750 full-time; £7,875 part-time

Additional course related costs

Scholarship schemes available for this MSc course

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize Scholarships

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).

Entry Criteria 2017/18

Students will normally be admitted with a science-based degree with a minimum grade of a 2:2 (or equivalent) from a British University (or equivalent). A wide range of disciplines are acceptable, for example: Environmental Science; Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Environmental Health; Marine Science; Maths; Agricultural Science; Law; Business and Economics.

Applicants with a third class honours degree or other qualifications will be considered if supported by science A-level (or equivalent) and relevant work experience. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.


International and EU Entry Requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Brunel University London strongly recommends that if you will require a Tier 4 visa, you sit your IELTS test at a test centre that has been approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as being a provider of a Secure English Language Test (SELT). Not all test centres have this status. The University can accept IELTS (with the required scores) taken at any official test centre or other English Language qualifications we accept as meeting our main award entry requirements.

However, if you wish to undertake a Pre-sessional English course to further improve your English prior to the start of your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you hold a SELT from a UKVI approved test centre. Find out more information about it.

Brunel also offers our own BrunELT English Test and accepts a range of other language courses. We also have Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet these requirements, or who wish to improve their English. Find out more information about English course and test options.