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Environmental Management MSc

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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Course content


Environmental Management is a relatively new area of environmental science and its relationship with business and other organisational decisions.about managing environmental areas. Courses include: Global Soil Geography, Core Skills in Environmental Science, Environmental Pollution, Applications of GIS, Soils for Food Security, Catchment Management, Environmental Management Plan, Environmental Impact Assessments, Land Use and the Changing Environment on Deesside, Society and Environment and your final subject. This range offers you wide ranging professional career directions as many of these courses are stand alone professions in themselves with further professional qualifications.

Industry Links and Careers

The programme allows you to do some fieldwork in the Cairngorms National Park and Aberdeenshire to test your skills and take advantage of the wonderful scenery nearby. Researchers work closely with institutions globally including Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Marine Scotland, the Forestry Commission and International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Careers can include general and specific areas of your programme in consultancy work, regulation, pollution control, water quality testing and Toxicology.

You study environmental management including:

  • Environmental policy
  • Legislation
  • Risk assessment models
  • Environmental impact assessments.
  • The degree gives you the skills to work in consultancy, NGOs, regulators and private companies.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You get a great range of skills and knowledge with field trips in exciting Scottish scenery and a department with staff that are number one for research (REF 2014), bringing with them fresh ways of thinking and practical application.
  • The team carry out award winning climate change research. Professor Pete Smith was the 2017 winner of the British Ecological Society Marsh Awards 2014.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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