MSc Environmental Management

Brunel University London, Institute for the Environment

Program Description

MSc Environmental Management

Brunel University London, Institute for the Environment

Our Environmental Management MSc programme provides a rigorous academic treatment of the fundamental scientific principles of assessing and controlling the extent of environmental damage by Man’s activities. Students learn to evaluate key management principles necessary for the implementation of sound environmental management, technological and legislative issues in the management and disposal of solid, liquid, and gaseous waste and the management of contaminated land.

We aim to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the complex interactions of societies and their environments, the influences of human activities on ecological processes, climate change across a variety of key areas, EU and international environmental legislations, technological development for environmental management and the concept of sustainable development.

The programme is designed to allow those whose career choice lies in the field of environmental management, environmental pollution control and regulatory processes to acquire a broad-based knowledge of the concepts involved. Training is given to students who wish to have a career as environmental managers with an emphasis on EU legislation and management practices. Students are encouraged to critically assess developments at international organisational level in terms of inter-state co-operation in addressing environmental protection.

The programme includes a taught element (120 credits) and a 60-credit research dissertation.

Key features about Brunel and the Course

  • Interdisciplinary course in award winning Specialist Research Institute
  • Excellent staff to student ratio (around 1:4)
  • CIWEM and IES accredited course
  • Full time (2-day contact a week) or part time (1-day contact a week)
  • Start dates in September and January
  • Campus university with excellent facilities and close to London with great transport links

MSc Modules

Compulsory modular blocks
- Environmental Law (15 credits)
- Environmental Hazards and Risk (15 credits)
- Environmental Management (15 credits)
- Sustainable Development in Practice (15 credits)
- Biosphere (15 credits)
- Research and Critical Skills in Environmental Science (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional modular blocks

Students normally choose 1 module from Group A and 1 module from Group B. (If desired, students are also able to choose “no modules from Group A and 2 modules from Group B” or “2 modules from Group A and no modules from Group B” but must understand that this unbalances the 2 terms: 45:75 or 75:45 credits as opposed to 60:60.)

Group A (pick 1)
- Environment, Health and Societies
- Climate Change: Science and Impacts
- Chemical Regulation and Legislation in the EU
- Environmental Modelling

Group B (pick 1)
- Current Practice in Chemical Risk Assessment
- Clean Technology
- Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
- GIS and Data Analysis

Admission Requirement
Normally at least a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants with appropriate experience and other qualifications will be considered.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min6 in all areas)
  • TOEFL Paper test: 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL Internet test: 92 (R20, L20, S20, W20)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Last updated July 22, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
6,500 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 23, 2016
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 6,500 GBP
£16,000 for overseas students