Taught course

Environmental Assessment and Management

Oxford Brookes University · School of the Built Environment

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is normally open to applicants who fulfil one of the following requirements:

  • hold a good undergraduate honours degree (second-class honours degree or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to EAM
  • have appropriate professional experience in environmental assessment and management.

Months of entry


Course content

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

This MSc explores the appraisal of the environmental and social effects of major development projects to inform planning and decision-making processes and to enhance the potential for ‘sustainable’ development. The urgent need to replace aging infrastructure in developed countries, combined with rapid urbanisation and industrialisation in emerging economies, have led to a significant demand for professionals to work in this exciting growth sector.

Designed in close consultation with industry, the programme provides a fresh approach to studying Environmental Impact Assessment and Management (EIA&M) which embeds the knowledge and skill-set required to work effectively with diverse project stakeholders and multi-disciplinary teams. Drawing upon the latest concepts in environmental and social risk management and though harnessing the potential of digital technologies, participants will learn to devise innovative EIA&M solutions that maximise the potential for sustainable outcomes.

The course is targeted at those seeking to develop a career as practitioners working in environmental consultancy, local government, regulatory agencies, statutory consultees, environmental NGOs, and major development companies and engineering firms, both nationally and internationally.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all components or an equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 483573