Taught course

Environmental Management

Teesside University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have at least a lower second class (2.2) UK honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a subject related to science, technology, engineering or business/management.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

On this course you benefit from an applied and multi-disciplinary approach, gaining a working knowledge of biology, chemistry, ecology, geography, geology, and the social sciences, delivered by research and practice-led teaching staff, drawing on case studies and active academic and professional experience.

You gain knowledge and skills needed to navigate the scientific, social, technological, and regulatory aspects of an environmental management career. You learn how to communicate scientific principles clearly and effectively to a range of stakeholders from local community members/groups to national/international governing bodies.

On the MSc Environmental Management (Advanced Placement) programme, the second year is spent with an external organisation or in an internal internship with one of our academic experts. You gain experience as a professional engaged in applied research and/or environmental management-relevant work.

Teesside University is situated in the Tees Valley - an industrialised area pioneering new environmental technologies to help the UK achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions targets. Located in a wealth of natural spaces including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, national parks, and exceptional coastal ecosystems. The unique juxtaposition of industry and nature provides a wealth of learning opportunities for the budding environmental manager.

For an MSc award you must successfully complete the 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit master's research project.

The structure of the course reflects the core themes of environmental management, considering both the natural processes that shape our changing environment, and the anthropogenic causes of environmental change. As well as introducing you to the fundamental theories and arguments of environmental science, the course exposes you to a wide range of fieldwork and laboratory activities. These activities develop skills in teamwork, planning, data collection and analysis, and presentation, linking theoretical ideas and concepts to tangible processes, environments, and situations. You develop a rounded understanding and experience of the diverse scope of environmental management, gradually building up layers of knowledge, skills, and experiences. These culminate in the personal research project, an opportunity for you to research a topic aligned with your interests, demonstrating the knowledge and skills acquired during the course.

You are encouraged to take up opportunities of voluntary placements with local industries to conduct real-world research projects. These placements are assessed in line with the assessment criteria and learning outcomes of the Project module.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01642 335008