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University of Hertfordshire MSc Environmental Management
University of Hertfordshire

MSc Environmental Management

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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GBP 13,950 *


* international students full time, part time £1450 per 15 credits / UK students full time £8870, part time £925 per 15 credits / EU students full time £13950, part time £1450 per 15 credits


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"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2021/2022. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."

Why choose Herts?

  • Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.
  • You will explore contemporary environmental issues and solutions, such as carbon footprint, waste management, and environmental auditing.
  • Benefit from industry-based projects, expert guest-lectures, and industry professional contributions from links including Environment Agency, Affinity Water, and local authorities.

About the course

Whether you are a graduate looking for a career in environmental management or an experienced environmental professional, our Environmental Management M.Sc. enables you to develop the knowledge and skills required to implement environmentally sustainable solutions within businesses and organisations around the world.

Environmental Management is of increasing importance to all types of organisations both within the UK and worldwide; there is a growing need for qualified and trained environmental managers and, as environmental challenges become ever more apparent, this demand shows no signs of abating.

Our M.Sc. in Environmental Management provides a flexible and broad approach to study and provides a firm grounding in the essentials of environmental management, including environmental auditing, the choice, design and use of a range of environmental tools and methods including E.I.A., E.R.A., Lifecycle Assessment and knowledge of environmental policy and legislation. Studying on this accredited Environmental Management M.Sc. is the first step to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist.

Five core taught modules are taken and students then choose three optional modules. Students also complete two modules (Research Methods and Research Project) which specifically support them through their independent research project. The project can be based on an environmental management issue that interests you or is relevant to your organisation, and you will be assigned a member of academic staff who will guide you through the research process.

Students will begin their studies, both full-time and part-time, with a core module in Sustainability and Environmental Systems.

This course is accredited by I.E.M.A., a professional body for people working in the environment and sustainability. This course entitles students to FREE student membership for the duration of the course and on successful completion, you qualify for GradIEMA. Graduate membership is a launchpad for future leaders within the environment and sustainability and offers a range of benefits to support you throughout your career. You can then ‘fast track’ to Practitioner Membership (P.I.E.M.A.) following successful completion of the work-based assessment of competence.

The course has also been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management which means that whilst students are enrolled on the programme they are eligible for complimentary student membership with that institution. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for graduate membership.

This course is available both full and part-time with intakes in September (Semester A) and January (Semester B). Full-time study in Semester A takes 1 year. Full-time study beginning in Semester B will take approximately 15 months. Part-time study options typically take two years but students are given a maximum of five years to complete.

Why choose this course?

  • Over 20 years experience in teaching Environmental Management and delivering highly employable graduates to the sector.
  • Flexible modes of study: full-time, part-time, September start, January start.
  • MSc programmes accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
  • Teaching centred on 2-3 day ‘short courses’ to allow study while managing external commitments.

Student experience

At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation, and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

Additional information

  • Sandwich placement or study abroad year: n/a
  • Applications open to international and EU students: Yes


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