Taught course

Environmental Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

To be considered for the MSc in Environmental Management programme you must normally hold a good 2nd class Honours degree in Science or Engineering or equivalalent or any other discipline that is acceptable to the Business School. Applicants without the required degree, but with relevant work experience (e.g. industry, consultancy, environmental field) maybe considered. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Environmental Management MSc degree provides you with a range of skills, knowledge and expertise to pursue a career in the field of environmental management.

We have successfully trained hundreds of graduates for analytical, managerial and policy making roles since 1994. Our graduates have had career success with government agencies, commercial organisations, independent environmental consultancies, universities, colleges and research institutions.

The MSc course can be completed in 12 months full time with options to extend that period up to 3 years for part-time study. Two-thirds of your time is spent studying taught modules that equip you with the knowledge and skills to undertake a Masters project that occupies the final third of your programme.

National governments, local authorities, industrial companies, commercial enterprises, conservation agencies as well as environmental consultancies are keen to recruit employees who possess a broad range of environmental skills that this course can offer.

There is a set of 6 mandatory taught modules that underpin the essentials of environmental management followed by a choice of 2 from 6 optional modules. The mandatory modules are designed to reflect the requirements of government, industry and consultancy – at present these are: Global Environmental Issues & Solutions, Clean Energy Climate and Carbon, Environmental Law, Environmental Management & Auditing, Pollution Modelling & Control.

The optional modules allow you to focus on subjects that are either of interest to you or fundamental to career aspiration. Be it the industrial environment, ecological environment or a more technical environmental approach, options allow you to concentrate on forward planning especially with regard to your Masters thesis.

If you are more focused on issues such as contaminated land and remediation or laboratory skills in analysing soil, air and water samples then we have the modules for you. Our laboratories are furnished with state of the art computer controlled instruments allowing monitoring and analysis of most chemical pollutants encountered in the environment.

If a more ecological specialism is for you then we offer modules in Ecological Management as well as in the Regulation & Assessment of Water Pollution – both of these have practical / field work components. The Environmental Impact Assessment module combines many skills across a wide suite of environmental areas.

We also offer a module that uses Geographical Information Systems – this is a style of computerised mapping of data increasingly used in environmental applications. For this we have a dedicated specialised computer laboratory.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Fees and funding

For Coventry University graduates there is an alumni discount of £1000, there are also Postgraduate Merit Scholarships available to UK students of £1000 towards tuition fees - please visit website for more information and criteria

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-30 months

Further details of qualification

The Environmental Management MSc degree provides graduates with a range of skills, knowledge and expertise in the field of environmental management.

Course contact details

UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321