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MSC Environmental Management

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Full time | City Campus | 16 months | JAN-23

Study mode

Full time


16 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Develop the core knowledge and competencies you’ll need to work in the environment sector.
  • Critically assess the theoretical basis for modern environmental policies and practice worldwide.
  • Design your own course within the wildlife & landscape management or international resource management routes.
  • Learn from staff with extensive research and professional experience.

You’ll study a course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We’ll introduce you to environmental experts and you’ll have the chance to work on live projects for real clients. You’ll tailor your studies to your own career goals, specialising in ecology & conservation or international resource management.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

We provide a supportive, inclusive and challenging learning experience – helping you develop as a self-directed learner with a long-lasting passion for environmental management. You’ll be introduced to key theories and current debates through lectures from leading authorities. You’ll experience site visits to explore key concepts and issues. Instead of exams you’ll be assessed on the application of skills and knowledge – evidenced through your coursework.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • guest lectures
  • individual and group exercises
  • case studies
  • field visits
  • coursework

Future careers

Environmental management offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. Our applied focus on professional skills and competencies encourages you to develop a personal career development plan – supported by our specialist Employability Advisers. Many of our graduates go on to work in the consultancy sector – which spans both ecology and resource management.

Other employment opportunities include

  • government agencies
  • companies such as McCain Foods, Amey PLC, United Utilities and Geosphere Environmental Ltd
  • advising on the development and implementation of an environmental management system in almost any business
  • major third-sector conservation organisations, such as the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts
  • National Park Authorities and Local Government


This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Professional Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Major Research Project (45 Credits) - Core
Applied Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Environment & Infrastructure (15 Credits) - Core
Introduction To Gis (15 Credits) - Core
Environmental Perspectives And Policy Development (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are a minimum 2.2 honours degree or equivalent. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more