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Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Management

Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Management

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

APR

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Environmental Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Environmental management is becoming increasingly important to everyone, whether at work, in the community or at home – from complying with environmental legislation to addressing the global challenges of climate change and energy conservation. This course addresses the everyday concerns of environmental protection, natural resource management and rapidly changing environmental legislation and policy. You will explore biophysical, social, political and economic factors from local to global level, and develop the skills you need to participate creatively in the process of improving environmental performance in your own context.

Key features of the course

  • Widens your knowledge of the environment and develops your skills in making informed decisions about environmental issues.
  • Approaches environmental decision making from a systems viewpoint.
  • Considers how to assess and manage sustainability in an organisation and work towards a more sustainable future.

Career relevance

Our environmental management programme is for people who are interested in designing, managing and participating in more effective environmental decision-making processes. For example, if you are involved in setting up or responding to environmental or integrated management systems, planning new development projects or are trying to understand or manage sustainability.

Students on our environmental management programme are drawn from industry, commerce, local government, consultancies, non-governmental organisations and communities. They include people already involved in environmental management and those who wish to be – both personally and professionally.

Modules

Many decisions and actions, both individual and collective, affect our environment; yet economic and political considerations often dominate. Defining environment to include biophysical, social, political, economic and other factors, this online module uses a systems framework to integrate environment with other elements when making environmental decisions in complex situations. You will explore a contemporary case of environmental decision making concerning fracking, as well as further examples from different parts of the world around water, energy, agriculture, forestry and climate change. You will also be able to consider an environmental decision-making situation of your own choosing, through the development of a project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

2,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

4,150

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a bachelors degree in a science or engineering discipline from a UK university, or the equivalent. If you do not have a technical degree you will need to be adequately prepared for postgraduate study in this area. You will be required to write technical essays and reports at a high level, carry out calculations using logarithms and the exponential function, analyse numerical data, and understand and apply scientific principles in relation to chemical reactions, biological processes and energy conversion.