Taught course

Environmental Management

Brunel University, London · Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be admitted with a science-based degree with a minimum grade of a 2:2 or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. A wide range of disciplines are acceptable, for example: Environmental Science; Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Environmental Health; Marine Science; Maths; Agricultural Science; Law; Business and Economics.

Applicants with a third class honours degree or other qualifications will be considered if supported by science A-level (or equivalent) and relevant work experience

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our new Master's course in Environmental Management addresses the management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice and sustainable development for a healthy planet.

The course develops an understanding of how human activity can affect the environmental and applies this to both the legal framework and management decision-making activities. The course seeks to raise your ability to understand and analyse environmental problems at Master's level, in order to develop long-term sustainable solutions.

You will obtain a solid foundation in environmental management and legislation, planetary health and sustainable development, and then can choose to focus on one of three themes: chemical regulation and management; pollution and monitoring; or clean technology and the environment.

This course can be taken with or without a Professional Development work placement. Both options are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).


  • You will be trained in critical analysis of legislative and management aspects of the environment.
  • You will develop an understanding of the big picture as well as strong attention to detail – essential skills when it comes to critical analysis at Master’s level.
  • We aim for you to leave the course with an ability to approach environmental management and legislation with an investigative attitude, to be innovative to assess a wide range of problems in the modern environment, and to explore solutions.

Who is this course suitable for?

This MSc is appropriate for UK/EU and International graduates or those with appropriate experience who wish to develop a career in the environmental industry and public bodies with environmental management and environmental legislation.

Successful graduates are expected to take up roles as environmental managers, environmental analysts, environmental practitioners with an emphasis on environmental monitoring and pollution control, carbon data analyst, energy manager and technical positions in environmental consultancies.

The course combines academic and applied aspects to provide skills appropriate for entry into all professions related to environmental assessment and management.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1895 265599