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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

OVERVIEW

The impact humans make on the environment has never been so pressing, or so high profile. Governments, researchers and private organisations are still grappling with the potential solutions for global challenges. Our MSc Environmental Practice provides an answer. It’s your chance to look beyond the headlines and explore the scientific, political and practical realities of protecting the environment.

As such, you’ll cover a diverse range of units throughout the programme. On one hand, you’ll develop skills in assessing, monitoring and modelling pollution in the air, water and land, as well as measuring ecosystem degradation. On the other, you’ll learn to apply environmental management tools, impact assessment procedures and carbon management methods.

Finally, you’ll also learn about sustainable development principles and environmental policies – and how to evaluate their implementation. This mix of policy, practice and science will take you from the classroom to the field to the lab. While you’ll develop desk-based assessment approaches, explore key concepts and analyse evidence in lectures and seminars, understanding the environment means getting out into the environment.

So, as well as various opportunities for field trips, you’ll get out into the field for a residential course where you’ll conduct an interdisciplinary environmental assessment. To help you develop your practical skills, you’ll learn in an altogether more cutting-edge environment – with high-spec teaching and research labs equipped with state-of-art analytical and computing equipment.

CAREER PROSPECTS

This is a specialist course, designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in environmental management or science at a strategic level. That could include consultancy roles in analytical chemistry (i.e. air, water, soil), carbon management, ecosystem services management, environmental management systems, impact assessment or in strategic impact assessment.

As such, it’s a masters qualification that could take you into a range of different organisations, from public sector environmental agencies and charitable sector environmental companies to private businesses and research organisations. Today, you’ll find previous graduates from our Department working in organisations including the NHS, Natural England, Stockport Homes, Sefton Council and the Environment Agency.

Once you leave us, you should be equipped with the knowledge and career readiness skills to support the transition to a more sustainable future for a wide range of potential employers. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    109 52%

    50th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    37th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    36th

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