Taught course

Environmental Management

Brunel University London · Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Students will be admitted with a Science based degree with a minimum grade of a 2:2 (or equivalent) from a British University (or equivalent). 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. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This market-leading Master's course in Environmental Management addresses the management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice and legal processes involved in environmental control at a range of scales.

The course develops an understanding of environmental processes 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 solutions.

You will be presented with the tools needed for environmental management, including project management, life cycle analysis, accounting and reporting, environmental reviews and audits. The course includes the processes and legislative approaches related to the reduction of emissions to air, land and water, and the effects of pollution together with the legislative framework in which they are set.

This MSc is 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.

The course places a lot of emphasis on individual student development but also involves team-working and presentations to develop your interpersonal skills.

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.

Thus it is designed to allow those whose career choice lies in fields such as environmental science, health protection and regulatory processes, to acquire both broad-based and detailed knowledge of the concepts involved.

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

About Environmental Sciences at Brunel

During your MSc you will be based in the Environmental Sciences group, which is closely linked to one of Brunel’s flagship research institutes: the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies (IEHS). IEHS is a rapidly expanding research centre housing a strong team of leading experts held in high international regard in their respective fields. In 2011, our research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Given this background, we are committed to research-led and innovative teaching.

Information for international students

Accommodation provided on campus. Further details can be sought through our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time
International students
£15,400 full-time; £7,700 part-time

Scholarship schemes available for this MSc course

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize Scholarships

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2016, students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2016/17 of up to £10,000. Find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment46
Dissertation34 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Stephen Kershaw
Tel +44 (0)1895 266105