Taught course

Environmental Management

University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or its equivalent. Consideration is given to other candidates with substantial relevant professional experience. Enquiries are welcome from all prospective students confident in their ability to handle scientific and numerical information.

Months of entry


Course content

This course was established over 25 years ago and is now widely recognised as an international leader in training environmental managers for work in both the public and private sectors. Environmental managers play a vital role in the protection and sustainable use of resources. Students learn to address issues such as adaptation to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy management. At the local level Environmental Management focuses on conservation and protection of land and water resources and natural habitats.

Stirling’s graduates work for organisations such as the Environment Protection Agencies, major conservation bodies, local authorities and independent environmental consultancies, many in senior positions.

Our course gives students:

  • An understanding of the scientific principles that underpin environmental management
  • An understanding of the economic, social, political and legal frameworks for environmental management
  • A sound training in relevant practical, investigative, research and generic skills that are the most sought after by employers

Information for international students

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6 (minimum 6 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months


part time
27 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
4 months

Course contact details

Dr Nigel Willby
+ 44 (0) 1786 467805