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Sustainability and Environmental Management MSc

Sustainability and Environmental Management MSc

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Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | JAN-24

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sustainability Environmental Studies

Course type


Course Summary


We live in a dynamic world where the impact of human activity on the environment and society is now recognised as needing urgent attention. In 2015 the UN launched its 17 Sustainable Development Goals which have quickly become adopted as the framework by which nations and organisations are measuring their progress.

Demand for sustainability practitioners is growing and is likely to continue to grow. This course aims to equip you with a range of knowledge, skills and experience integral to the sustainability and environmental professional.

The MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Management course offered at Coventry University is designed to reflect the needs of the profession as well as the research interests and commercial background of current lecturing staff. As such, it is evolving to try to meet the needs of this important discipline.

The course focuses on the environmental, technological, political and social issues associated with environmental management and sustainability issues that face organisations.

Work placement option

This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity during your first semester with us. The 'work placement', which if secured, is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Find out more about the work placement pathway.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to offer:

A critical awareness of current issues, legislation, risks & opportunities and practice in sustainability and environmental management.
The ability to apply sustainability principles to relevant stakeholders, organisations, products and services.
Analysis of the implications of global trends and governance for the environment, for society and for organisations.
Analyse the role of innovation in developing sustainable products and services and providing sustainable solutions.
An in-depth understanding of the importance of multi-stakeholder engagement, communication, co-operation and governance in aspects of policy, strategy development, implementation and management.
The ability to manage data and information taking into account uncertainty and complexity to make appropriate and justifiable decisions.
The ability to conduct research, in an ethical manner, and analyse data using appropriate methods and communicate the output effectively.
Personal skills and competencies expected of a sustainability professional, in line with recognised standards.

This course is accredited and recognised by The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and Chartered Management Institute.

Duration: 2-3 years part-time (UK only).

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Entry requirements

To enter this course you should have obtained a first or second class honours degree in a relevant discipline. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more

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