MSc Environmental Management

Bath Spa University

Program Description

MSc Environmental Management

Bath Spa University

Key features

  • Provides a sound understanding of environmental issues and practices for consultancy or industry
  • Potential for environmental science, biodiversity and/or business management focus
  • Flexible modular content allows course to be tailored to professionals from any industry not just environmental professionals
  • Opportunities to undertake research projects with industry partners
  • Industry-sponsored prize for 'Environmental Manager of the Year'
  • Core teaching staff with industry experience.

Why study Environmental Management?

This is a broad based and flexible course that will prepare you for a range of environmental careers, from environmental specialist to a manager with an environmental remit. Alternatively the course or modules within it can provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for professionals wanting to refresh or expand their skills in environmental management. This can be done by taking the whole course or individual modules as stand-alone CPD items. Unusually, and possible uniquely, for an Environmental Management Masters, students will be able to include business management modules in their options. In addition, through choosing particular modules and assessment options, the course can be tailored to suit a range of specialist interests and careers in the environmental and management sectors. For example this course will suit someone wishing to pursue a career in ecological consultancy, or a career in pollution control or environmental hazards and liabilities.

Course structure

You will study two compulsory 30 credit modules (one in each taught trimester) that will provide a detailed overview of environmental management practices, principles, tools and techniques. These will include topics such as pollution, EMS, biodiversity, environmental monitoring, GIS, environmental decision-making and communication skills.

Modules amounting to a further 30 credits are also selected in each taught trimester, from a choice of environmental management or business management topics. You must take a minimum of 30 credits in environmental management and there are four 15 credit environmental management modules available. These are focused on: ecosystem management; environment and society; applied geomorphology; and, wastes, energy and pollution. Business management modules are available in topics such as: contemporary management issues; entrepreneurship; financial management; marketing; and managing people.

Finally, you will complete a 60 credit research project that will allow you to demonstrate your environmental understanding in an area relevant to your interests and career; from biodiversity to business. You may also elect to use an existing project related to your employment as your dissertation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


The dependence of economic sustainability and social well being on a sustainable natural environment is now accepted, and through several international agreements, Governments across the world have acknowledged the urgent need to secure environmental sustainability.

The need for well-informed Environmental Managers has therefore never been greater. Managers who not only understand the environment, but also understand its importance to economic and social well-being.

This Masters will provide you with the expertise, practical skills and confidence to pursue specialist careers in environmental management, environmental consultancy, or ecology and provide crucial environmental understanding for successful careers in local government, the civil service, engineering, planning or business.

Cost & Fees

The tuition fee that you pay will differ according to your fee status. Your fee status is dependent upon where you come from, where you have lived for the three years immediately before the start of your course, which course you study, where you study, your mode of study and even your immigration status if applicable.

UK / EU Fee Status

If you are a UK citizen who has lived in the UK for three years before the beginning of your course you should be eligible for UK fee status. If you are from an EU country (outside the UK) or you are an EEA or Swiss migrant worker or you are the child of a Turkish migrant worker you should be eligible for UK / EU fee status.

International Fee Status

If you are from outside the EU and none of the above applies to you, you will be eligible for International fee status. N.B This fee status can apply to UK passport holders who are living abroad, although some exceptions apply.

Entry Requirements

Normally an honours degree in an appropriate subject will be required, or a relevant professional qualification. Suitable degree subjects include biological sciences, geography, environmental science, natural resource management, forestry, geology/mining, agriculture, and business and management.

All applications are reviewed by course tutors and the Course Leader and applicants who do not meet the academic entry standard, but who have relevant work experience will be considered on their individual merits. We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds and all previous experience and learning will be taken into consideration. Where appropriate Approved Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) can substitute for certain modules within the programme.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
6,000 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Bath, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 6,000 GBP
-UK/EU; £10,905 - non EU