MSc Sustainable Environmental Management

University of Greenwich

Program Description

MSc Sustainable Environmental Management

University of Greenwich

This programme focuses on developing country issues, although the material is applicable to environmental studies worldwide, and draws on the unrivalled pool of expertise at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich, in issues of sustainable development, climate and other environmental change, environmental data collection and analysis, biosecurity and ecological applications. The programme is focussed around providing students with the key concepts needed to address these issues, learning from real case studies delivered by experts with experience of implementing environmental projects around the world.

The programme contains core courses which give students a firm grounding in research methods applicable to the study of environmental science and the intellectual tools for understanding integrated environmental systems. The other core courses addressing basic atmospheric science and conservation ecology, provide a thorough grounding in key concepts relevant to environmental studies. The independent research project allows students to pursue more specialised aspects of the subject at a greater depth than that which can be provided by the taught courses. The optional courses cover a range of specialist environmental issues in areas of environmental and biotic risk management, environmental sustainability of businesses, and climate and environmental change, amongst other possibilities. The courses provide understanding of the theoretical approaches and frameworks of the topics, combined with empirically based learning from case studies of real projects and environmental scenarios. Depending on their interests, students can address these from the point of view of the natural and social sciences, and skills can be translated into knowledge and products that have real impact on increasing the effectiveness of sustainable environmental development

Course Contents.

  • Research Methods (15)
  • Independent research project dissertation (60 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Meteorology (15)
  • Conservation Ecology (30)


  • Climate Change and Ecological Footprinting (15)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resources Management (15)
  • Economics, Agriculture and Marketing (15)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (15)
  • GIS & Remote Sensing for Natural Resources (30)
  • Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources (30)
  • General Biosecurity Issues (15)
  • Livestock and Sustainable Agriculture (15)
  • Risk Analysis for Agriculture and Environment (15)
  • Soils and Environments (15)
  • Tools for Sustainability (15)
  • Agricultural Innovation for Development (15)
  • Environmental Science for Social Scientists (15)
  • Legal Issues in Biosecurity and Biotechnology (30)

    Entry Requirements.

    Applicants should have: An honours degree (at least 2.2 or above) OR an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject. * Where English is the second language, an IELTS average score of 6.5 (for each of the four areas) or 7.0 is required.
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    Last updated October 8, 2016
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    This course is Campus based
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    12,100 GBP
    Start date Sept. 2017
    United Kingdom Medway, England
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