Taught course

Environmental Management

Institution
Lancaster University · Lancaster Environment Centre
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in Environmental Science, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Ecology, Social Sciences, Human Geography (Urban and Regional Planning), Business, Energy or similar degrees.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Earth's resources are under strain from a growing population. Now, more than ever, we need to monitor, manage and maintain our environment. This vocationally relevant Masters provides you with an in-depth critical understanding of today’s major environmental challenges.

You can keep your learning broad or you can specialise in one of four areas: Water, Energy, Food Security or Pollution. There are specific core modules for each specialist area:

  • Food Security - Food Security; Agriculture and Climate Change; Crop Protection; Sustainable Soil Management; Dissertation Project
  • Energy - Low-Carbon Energy Use; Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy; Dissertation Project
  • Pollution - Chemical Risk Assessment; Contaminated Land and Remediation; Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment; Dissertation Project
  • Water - Lake Ecology; Dissertation Project

Several modules include field trips to the beautiful and topographically varied countryside around Lancaster, and beyond.

All options include a dissertation project, which will enhance your practical and analytical skills and give you the chance to apply your learning to a real-world challenge. Our many research projects and partners across the globe provide exciting possibilities when you are choosing your dissertation subject. Alternatively you can do a six month research placement with a private sector company, government body or voluntary sector organisation instead of a traditional dissertation. Examples of previous dissertations include:

  • Using acoustic surveys to assess rainforest mammal communities
  • Plant productivity and nutrient use efficiency under diffuse solar radiation
  • The geopolitics of deep-sea mining
  • Urban deprivation and flood exposure in the Brazilian Amazon
  • Go Wild – How much carbon could we gain by re-wilding the uplands?
  • More crop per drop: does “little and often” improve crop water use efficiency

This very popular course will equip you to pursue a broad range of careers including environmental monitoring, resource management and consultancy.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
gse@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 510257