Taught course

Environmental Practice

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Science and the Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You'll need a good UK honours degree - at least a 2:2 - or the international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We might also consider your application if you have professional experience in a relevant field.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Description

The impact humans make on the environment has never been so pressing, or so high profile. Governments, researchers and private organisations are still grappling with the potential solutions for global challenges. Our MSc Environmental Practice provides an answer. It’s your chance to look beyond the headlines and explore the scientific, political and practical realities of protecting the environment.

As such, you’ll cover a diverse range of units throughout the programme. On one hand, you’ll develop skills in assessing, monitoring and modelling pollution in the air, water and land, as well as measuring ecosystem degradation. On the other, you’ll learn to apply environmental management tools, impact assessment procedures and carbon management methods.

Finally, you’ll also learn about sustainable development principles and environmental policies – and how to evaluate their implementation. This mix of policy, practice and science will take you from the classroom to the field to the lab. While you’ll develop desk-based assessment approaches, explore key concepts and analyse evidence in lectures and seminars, understanding the environment means getting out into the environment.

So, as well as various opportunities for field trips, you’ll get out into the field for a residential course where you’ll conduct an interdisciplinary environmental assessment. To help you develop your practical skills, you’ll learn in an altogether more cutting-edge environment – with high-spec teaching and research labs equipped with state-of-art analytical and computing equipment.

Units

  • Sustainable Development
  • Science and Policy
  • Air Quality
  • Soil and Water Quality
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Environmental Assessment Field Course
  • Environmental Management
  • Climate Change and Carbon Management
  • Dissertation or Placement Project

Career prospects

This is a specialist course, designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in environmental management or science at a strategic level. That could include consultancy roles in analytical chemistry (i.e. air, water, soil), carbon management, ecosystem services management, environmental management systems, impact assessment or in strategic impact assessment.

As such, it’s a masters qualification that could take you into a range of different organisations, from public sector environmental agencies and charitable sector environmental companies to private businesses and research organisations. Today, you’ll find previous graduates from our School working in organisations including the NHS, Natural England, Stockport Homes, Sefton Council and the Environment Agency.

Once you leave us, you should be equipped with the knowledge and career readiness skills to support the transition to a more sustainable future for a wide range of potential employers.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Please check the website for the latest fees
International students
Please check the website for the latest fees

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969