Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sustainable Environmental Management MSc Course Details within University of Greenwich

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Sustainable Environmental Management MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 years full time 2 years part time

The world is currently facing the greatest environmental crisis of recent times: how to sustain over 7 billion people while maintaining a habitable environment. There is a need to manage the global environment in a more sustainable way and sustainable development must be underpinned by a thorough understanding of environmental issues and their interactions. Emphasising the integrated nature of the subject, this programme provides a solid foundation in environmental science, data collection and analysis, as well as the economic and social contexts in which environmental investigations operate.

This programme focuses on developing country issues, although the material is applicable to environmental studies worldwide, and draws on NRI's unrivalled pool of expertise in issues of sustainable development, climate and other environmental change, environmental data collection and analysis, bio security and ecological applications. The programme is focused around providing students with the key concepts needed to address these issues, learning from real case studies delivered by experts with experience of implementing environmental projects around the world.

Module details

Full time

Year 1

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Independent Research Project (NRI) (60 credits)
  • Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Conservation Ecology (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 75 credits from this list of options.

  • Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resources Management (15 credits)
  • Economics, Agriculture and Marketing (15 credits)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (15 credits)
  • Environmental Law and Policy (15 credits)
  • Tools for Sustainability (15 credits)
  • Climate Change and Ecological Footprinting (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Meteorology (15 credits)
  • Environmental Science for Social Scientists (15 credits)
  • Agroforestry (15 credits)
  • Introduction to GIS for Natural Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing (15 credits)
  • Soils and Environments (15 credits)

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Independent Research Project (NRI) (60 credits)
  • Research Methods for Postgraduates (15 credits)

Students are also required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Fundamentals of Meteorology (15 credits)

Students are also required to choose 90 credits from this list of options.

  • Conservation Ecology (30 credits)
  • Risk Analysis for Agriculture and the Environment (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resources Management (15 credits)
  • Economics, Agriculture and Marketing (15 credits)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (15 credits)
  • Environmental Law and Policy (15 credits)
  • Tools for Sustainability (15 credits)
  • Climate Change and Ecological Footprinting (15 credits)
  • Environmental Science for Social Scientists (15 credits)
  • Agroforestry (15 credits)
  • Introduction to GIS for Natural Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing (15 credits)
  • Soils and Environments (15 credits)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

An honours degree (at least 2.2 or above)

OR an equivalent professional qualification in an appropriate subject.

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

Student Destinations

This programme provides specialist expertise for those working or wishing to work in aspects of environmental management, consultancy or research, or seeking an advanced environmental development/management qualification in the UK and overseas, allowing students to graduate with a broad general knowledge of environmental issues in sustainable development and also more focused in-depth knowledge of an area of specialisation.