Taught course

Environmental Management (Protected Area/ Countryside Management)

Birkbeck, University of London · Geography, Environment and Development Studies

Entry requirements

Good degree or equivalent in any area, or equivalent qualification with professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc degree in environmental management, specialising in countryside and protected area management, will enable you to acquire and develop a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills needed for managing protected areas of the environment, including natural, cultural and recreational sites. It will provide you with the key skills and management tools necessary for resolving conflicting pressures and demands in protected areas.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Offers opportunities for career progression for anyone working, or planning to work, in the management of local, national or international protected areas.
  • Flexible study pattern, with a mixture of core teaching based on occasional weekends in London and a spring residential school.
  • A wide range of professional training modules available, with a broad interdisciplinary focus.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 5225 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 7975 pa

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.

Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
+ 44 (0)20 3073 8000
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6498