Taught course

Environmental Management for Business

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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Environmental Management is of increasing importance to all types of organisations in the UK and throughout the world. There is a growing need for qualified and trained environmental managers.

The MSc Environmental Management for Business gives you a thorough understanding of how sound environmental management practices can deliver both sustainability and competitive business advantage.

You will develop expertise in environmental management tools and methods including environmental management systems and auditing and appreciate the role of policy and legislation in achieving sustainability. This route is ideal if you wish to work in business or the commercial sector.

Whether you are a graduate looking for a career in environmental management or a professional who already has experience in environmental management the course advances your knowledge and skills so that you can develop your career in implementing environmentally sustainable solutions in business and organisations around the world.

With the MSc Environmental Management for Business course you get a firm grounding in the essentials of environmental management including environmental auditing and management systems. Studying on this accredited Environmental Management Masters degree is the first step to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist.

Three modules are Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and when you graduate you become eligible to apply for Graduate membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

The structure of the MSc Environmental Management degrees is based on six core modules and a choice of three taught modules from specialists ones. Students will begin their studies, for both full-time and part time students, with a core module in Sustainability and Environmental Systems. To obtain a Masters degree you need to carry out a supervised research project comprising of 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. If you do not want to carry out a research project you may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.

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 15 months. Part time study options typically take two years but students are given a maximum of five years to complete.

Information for international students

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

Qualification and course duration


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


part time
18-48 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
18-48 months

Course contact details

01707 284800
01707 284870