Taught course

Environmental Management

University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

Equivalent of a UK second-class honours degree in any subject. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered individually. Accredited Prior Certified Learning (APCL) is available for those who already have associate membership of IEMA.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Whether you are a graduate looking for a career in environmental management or an experienced environmental professional, our Environmental Management MSc enables you to develop the knowledge and skills required to implement environmentally sustainable solutions within businesses and organisations around the world.

Environmental Management is of increasing importance to all types of organisations both within the UK and worldwide; there is a growing need for qualified and trained environmental managers and, as environmental challenges become ever more apparent, this demand shows no signs of abating.

Our MSc in Environmental Management provides a flexible and broad approach to study and provides a firm grounding in the essentials of environmental management, including environmental auditing, the choice, design and use of a range of environmental tools and methods including EIA, ERA, Lifecycle Assessment and knowledge of environmental policy and legislation. Studying on this accredited Environmental Management MSc is the first step to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist.

Three modules are accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Successful completion allows you to apply for IEMA Graduate or Practitioner membership, with exemption from selected IEMA membership examinations. All modules are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) for Graduate membership.

Five core modules are taken and students then choose three optional modules. Students will begin their studies, both full-time and part time, with a core module in Sustainability and Environmental Systems.

To obtain a Master's degree you need to carry out a supervised research project comprising of another taught module, Research methods and a 10,000-15,000 word research project. The project can be based on an environmental management issue that interests you or is relevant to your organisation.

View the brochure for MSc Enviromental Management

This course is available both full and part-time with intakes in September (Semester A) and January (Semester B). Full time study in Semester A takes 1 year. Full time study beginning in Semester B will take approximately 15 months. Part time study options typically take two years but students are given a maximum of five years to complete.

You can find out more about our staff in Geography, Environment and Agriculture here.

Information for international students

If English is not the first language, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Fees and funding

Self-funded or company sponsored

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-15 months
part time
24-60 months


full time
12 months
part time
18-48 months


full time
12 months
part time
18-48 months

Course contact details

01707 284800
01707 284870