Environmental water management is of increasing importance to all types of organisations in the UK and throughout the world. There is a growing need for qualified and trained environmental water managers.
The MSc Water and Environmental Management course focuses on sound water management and the requirements of sustainable development. You acquire expertise in the choice, design and implementation of a range of environmental management tools and methods including environmental impact assessment, integrated catchment management and environmentally sensitive river management.
Whether you are a graduate looking for a career in environmental water management or a professional who already has experience in this area the course advances your knowledge and skills so that you can develop your career in implementing environmentally sustainable solutions in business and organisations around the world. Studying on the MSc Water and Environmental Management course is the first step to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist.
Five core taught modules are taken and students then choose three optional modules. Students also complete two modules (Research Methods and Research Project) which specifically support them through their independent research project. The project can be based on an environmental management issue that interests you or is relevant to your organisation, and you will be assigned a member of academic staff who will guide you through the research process.
Students will begin their studies, both full-time and part time, with a core module in Sustainability and Environmental Systems.
The structure of the MSc Environmental Management degrees is based on six core modules and a choice of three taught modules from specialists ones. Students will begin their studies, for both full-time and part time students, with a core module in Sustainability and Environmental Systems. To obtain a Masters degree you need to carry out a supervised research project comprising of another taught module, research methods and a 10,000-15,000 word research project. The project can be based on an environmental management issue that interests you or is relevant to your organisation. If you do not want to carry out a research project you may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.
This course is accredited by IEMA, a professional body for people working in environment and sustainability. This course entitles students to FREE student membership for the duration of the course and on successful completion you qualify for GradIEMA. Graduate membership is a launch-pad for future leaders within environment and sustainability and offers a range of benefits to support you throughout your career. You can then ‘fast track’ to Practitioner Membership (PIEMA) following successful completion of the work-based assessment of competence.
The course has also been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) which means that whilst students are enrolled on the programme they are eligible for complementary student membership with that institution. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for graduate membership.
This course is available both full and part-time with intakes in September (Semester A) and January (Semester B). Full time study in Semester A takes 1 year. Full time study beginning in Semester B will take 15 months. Part time study options typically take two years but students are given a maximum of five years to complete.
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- Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional
- Sustainability and Environmental Systems, 15 Credits, Compulsory
- Research Methods, 15 Credits, Compulsory
- Foundation in Environmental Auditing, 15 Credits, Compulsory
- Environmental Policy and Governance, 15 Credits, Compulsory
- Environmental Management Tools and Methods, 15 Credits, Compulsory
- Water Pollution Control, 15 Credits, Compulsory
- Water Resources, 15 Credits, Compulsory
- Water and Environmental Management Individual Research Project, 45 Credits, Compulsory
- Managing Change for Environmental Management, 15 Credits, Compulsory
- Study Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
- Sustainable Energy, 15 Credits, Optional
- Integrated Waste and Pollution Management, 15 Credits, Optional
- Ecology and Conservation, 15 Credits, Optional
- Environmental Management Systems Implementation, 15 Credits, Optional
- Agriculture and Environment, 15 Credits, Optional