Taught course

Environmental Partnership Management

University of Aberdeen · School of Geosciences

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (Honours) degree in Agriculture, Business, Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Economics, Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Law, Marine Science, Planning, Politics, Sociology, Soil Science, Zoology.

Candidates with degrees in other subject areas will be considered if they can demonstrate interest, aptitude and experience in a field relevant to the application of environmental studies and management and/or have experience in data analysis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Sustainable development - the balancing of environmental, economic and social goals - is the greatest challenge facing the planet today. As stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, new and innovative forms of collaboration and partnership are needed to bring together societal, business and scientific interests to address the challenge of sustainable development.

This programme is designed to address this need by training environmental professionals who can build effective partnerships across civil society, business and government to deliver sustainable development. You will be taught by experts in a range of fields, including energy transitions, coastal and marine management, land management, tourism and rural communities.

You will develop practical employment-ready skills such as grant preparation, policy development, working with communities, pitching, project evaluation and leadership.

As part of the programme, students undertake a Partnership Project, an independent and original piece of work that demonstrates advanced specialist knowledge in an approved aspect of environmental partnership management, carried out in collaboration with a supporting partner organisation/agency, including for example, Scottish or UK Government Departments and Agencies, Local Councils, Community Groups, Environmental Partnerships and Companies.

Students also have the opportunity to engage with government, civil society and industry and we have developed close relationships through research and teaching with key organisations, including Marine Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, UK Government Defra, Zero Waste Scotland, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Council and a range of local sustainability partnerships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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