An internationally recognised qualification, this Master’s degree provides a detailed background of global environmental issues, environmental law and modern tools used in the management of environmental issues.
If you are interested in designing, managing and participating in more effective environmental decision-making processes, it can help you develop the broad technical and analytical skillset needed for environmental consultancy and professional roles. You could go on to work within local and governmental authorities, industrial companies, commercial enterprises, conservation agencies and environmental consultancies.
To enhance your career prospects, course content has been designed to prepare you to take the ‘Associate’ membership exam of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), a worldwide alliance of environment and sustainability professionals.
Through your choice of optional modules, you can choose to specialise in industrial environment, ecological environment or a more technical environmental approach. Alternatively, you can opt for subjects with greater practical and field work, such as regulation and assessment of water pollution, in which you could make field visits to collect samples for laboratory analysis to investigate the impact of agricultural runoff.
Our experienced teaching team includes members of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and British Society for Geomorphology and fellows of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
Teaching is underpinned by our internationally-excellent research tackling some of the 21st century’s most pressing problems. Examples include Professor Alan Newman's research into pervious pavements and contaminated Land, Dr Mark Bateman's research about removal of phosphate from water and Dr Les Duckers' research regarding Wave Energy.This currently includes active projects in areas such as building energy, humanitarian engineering, waste water management, emergency and disaster management, pollution dynamics and climate change.
Our laboratories are furnished with computer controlled instruments, allowing monitoring and analysis of most of the chemical pollutants encountered in the environment. You will have access to industry-standard simulation and geographical information systems (GIS) software, such as ArcGIS and Digimap.