Taught course

Environmental Governance

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a first or upper second class degree (or its international equivalent) from a recognised research university. We welcome applicants from a range of degree backgrounds, especially Geography, Politics, Anthropology, Sociology and Philosophy. Candidates are expected to work very hard while studying for the MSc, and may need to undertake additional study on their own if they do not understand basic knowledge presupposed in some of the taught modules.

Months of entry


Course content

Global warming, over-fishing, famines, water shortages, organic food, the loss of rare animal species, fair trade coffee, deforestation, geopolitical struggles over oil and gas supplies, and desertification: these are among the signature issues of our time. They raise important questions about how we currently - and should in future - organise the relationships between societies and the natural resources and environments upon which they depend. This new MSc addresses these questions. It will provide a thorough training in the principles and practices of environmental governance. It is targeted at three audiences: those wishing to pursue a career in environmental regulation and management; those wishing to do further research on these topics; and current environmental professionals wishing to update their knowledge.

Information for international students

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/international/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
27 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office: School of Environment and Development (SED).
0161 275 7446
0161 275 0421