Bath Spa University

Environmental Management

- Gain professional environmental skills for working in consultancy or industry.

- Industry-sponsored prize for 'Environmental Manager of the Year'.

- Taught by staff with academic and industry experience, plus industry-leading guest speakers.

This broad-based, flexible course prepares you for a range of environmental careers, from environmental specialist to a manager with an environmental remit. Unusually, and possible uniquely, for an Environmental Management master's you have the option to include Business and Management modules in your programme.

In addition, through selecting particular modules and assessment options, the course can be tailored to suit your specialist interests and career aspirations within the environmental sector. We encourage you to engage with professional practice and all students have free student membership of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Management (IEMA).

Our graduates work in a range of environmental management roles. This course will particularly suit someone wishing to pursue a career in ecological consultancy, flooding control, energy efficiency or environmental hazards and pollution.

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours degree in an appropriate subject will be required, or a relevant professional qualification. Suitable degree subjects include biological sciences, geography, environmental science, natural resource management, forestry, geology/mining, agriculture, and business and management. Applicants from a range of backgrounds are welcomed and all previous experience and learning will be taken into consideration. Where appropriate Approved Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) can substitute for certain modules within the programme.

Course modules

Trimester 1 and 2 - We provide you with core knowledge and skills to work as an environmental professional, in particular environmental systems and management tools, instigating and managing change, data handling and reporting. You'll study relevant and up-to-date material, benefitting from specialist inputs by speakers active in the environmental industry.

Optional modules give you the opportunity to develop a greater depth of knowledge in several of these components, for example energy and wastes management, ecosystem services and sustainability principles.

Trimester 3 - The third Trimester is devoted to your independent research project where you'll work with your supervisor or a topic of particular interest to you. This might be a project working with an industry partner and will allow you to demonstrate your environmental understanding in an area relevant to your interests and career; from biodiversity to business.

Assessment methods

You'll tackle a range of assessment types, all with a strong emphasis on applying the skills you learn during your course to workplace scenarios. These include writing technical reports, presentations and the use of electronic media, such as developing a specialist wiki. There are no written examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time October 2017 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2017 1 1 Years

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