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Environmental Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary

Are you interested in reducing people’s impact on the planet? Do you want to learn how to reduce the environmental footprint of a business or organisation?

This Environmental Management course has been specifically developed to address growing environmental and sustainability pressures and create innovative solutions towards a resilient environment and society.

Tailor this environmental sustainability degree to your individual interests and career aspirations. Uniquely, you can incorporate Business and Management modules into the programme. This, coupled with our IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management) accreditation, means you’ll be ideally placed to work in sustainable business – in addition to a variety of other environmental careers, including sustainability specialist, environmental manager or consultant, and entrepreneur.


Learn how environmental systems function, and explore contemporary environmental management principles, tools, and legislation that we can use to address human impact on the environment.

You’ll review case studies and current practice to develop your knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in addition to key concepts such as the circular economy, corporate sustainability, resource management, environmental hazards, and ecosystem services.

How will I be taught?

Teaching comprises a mix of workshops, seminars, small tutor groups, practical/field work sessions, and online/desk-based activities. We invite industry professionals to address specific topics, share their expertise, and enable opportunities for networking.

In this course, students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Different course options

Full time | Newton Park Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module begins with a series of workshop themes designed to promote scholarly endeavour in a research context – resulting in the formulation of clearly articulated research proposal that outlines your research question and framing the detailed work to be undertaken.
Principles of Environmental Management (30 Credits)
Ecosystem Management (15 Credits)
Environment and Society: Global Perspectives on Policy and Practice (15 Credits)
Waste, Energy and Pollution Management (15 Credits)
Applied Geomorphology (15 Credits)
Environmental Research and Practice (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You may or may not have a first degree related to the environment, however, a related degree will be an advantage to you in terms of prior knowledge. We're looking for candidates with a keen and demonstrable interest in the environment. For example, you may have undertaken employment or voluntary work in the sector, and have a desire to solve environmental problems through innovative and sustainable solutions.

University information

Turn your passion into your reality. Bath Spa University has a long-established reputation which dates back to 1852 and the original Bath School of Art. Based in the vibrant, World Heritage city of Bath, you’ll experience the best of both worlds: from Roman heritage to Georgian elegance, and the latest modern, specialist facilities – new buildings, well-stocked libraries and state-of-the-art technology. We pride ourselves on being a creative...more