Taught course

International Environmental Management (distance learning)

University of Northampton · School of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates entering these courses will normally be expected have gained at least a second class honours degree in a relevant discipline such as ecology, environmental science, geography or geology. Other qualifications will be considered as will applications from candidates with relevant work experience. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not meet our standard entry requirements, it is possible to undertake a single module and upon successful completion of this module, progress to the full MSc qualification. Please contact us at science.admin@northampton.ac.uk to discuss this option.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Countries all around the globe are faced with environmental problems that result from a variety of issues including urbanisation, population rises, climate change and pollution events. Mitigating against these risks requires skills, competence and knowledge to be able to work effectively at a local, national and global level.

This Master’s level course covers a range of important issues in environmental management, within a global context. There is a strong vocational and industry focus to enable real world experiences, helping you to enter a range of jobs from policy development to practice. Through this course you will understand these key issues, and develop policies and initiatives that will build resilience among individuals and communities worldwide.

In order to complete this qualification, you must complete six modules and an independent research thesis. During the course, you will complete four compulsory modules and choose two optional modules. This ensures that you are familiar with the fundamental principles relevant to this subject, but are able to tailor the qualification to suit your own needs and interests.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Course enquiries
+44 (0)1604 735500