Taught course

Environmental Assessment and Management

University of Liverpool · Department of Civic Design

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

On this taught programme, you’ll gain an understanding of the environmental implications of development action and of the wider social, political and economic issues surrounding decisions about the environment.Across a series of compulsory and optional modules, you’ll develop advanced environmental planning and management skills – along with the relationships and inherent challenges to overcome to plan for a healthy society.

You will learn to fully understand and practice various tools and techniques associated with environmental assessment and management, including data collection, infrastructure planning, and environmental management systems, with a view to providing you with opportunities of working within the field, as well as research, critical analysis and independent thinking.

You’ll get to hear from active practitioners through client-led modules featuring guest lecturers and you will develop real-world skills that you will use throughout your career.


  • How to evaluate challenges facing modern society in terms of the need to plan for a healthy environment and to manage it accordingly
  • How to evaluate the interrelationships between economic and social development and impacts on the environment at a variety of scales, and how to produce effective and implementable solutions to policy and planning dilemmas
  • A range of analytical skills and techniques designed to develop appropriate and implementable solutions to a range of complex environment related problems
  • Knowledge, skills and understanding to the achievement of environmentally friendly and feasible solutions to real-life problems
  • Assess the need to adopt strong professional values and ethics, recognising the diversity of interests in public and private decision making
  • Take part in exploring ideas, perspectives and debates in environmental assessment and management.

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

Course contact details

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