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Environmental Management (E79) PGDip

Environmental Management (E79) PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you if you are interested in designing and participating in more effective environmental management. It is suitable for a wide range of contexts, from government, commerce and industry to voluntary, local and community organisations. You will consider the everyday concerns of environmental protection, natural resource management and rapidly changing environmental legislation and policy, in global and local contexts ? gaining the skills you need to unpack the issues and play an active and creative role in the process of improving environmental performance, in all sectors of society.

This programme aims to: provide postgraduate level study of environmental management and related issues; provide career and personal development for current and potential professional environmental specialists, as well as for those seeking to develop their general understanding of environmental issues; enable you to develop skills in environmental management that can be applied in businesses, commerce, government, communities and other areas of your life and enable you to develop the academic skills appropriate to independent postgraduate study of environmental issues. When you have completed this qualification, you will have knowledge and understanding of: the concepts of sustainable development and safety health and environmental (SHE) management principles and how they integrate; how perspectives, motivations and traditions affect environmental decision making and environmental responsibility and a wide range of environmental management tools and their use in improving the environmental performance of organisations. If you study both Managing for sustainability (T867) and Environmental monitoring and protection (T868), you will be eligible to become an Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). IEMA is one of the leading professional institutions for environmental managers. This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in this expanding sector.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 2 years | APR

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date



Defining environment to include biophysical, social, political, economic factors, this module uses a systems framework to integrate environment with other elements in environmental decision-making 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 / EU students

Fees are paid per unit.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent. If you do not have a degree you will need to be adequately prepared for postgraduate study. You will be required to write essays and reports at a high level, to undertake work with numerical data, and to understand and apply scientific principles.