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Environmental Impact Assessment and Management MSc

Environmental Impact Assessment and Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Assessment Environmental Conservation / Policies

Course type


Course Summary


We have designed our MSc Environmental Impact Assessment in close consultation with industry. You'll gain the knowledge and skill-set needed to work effectively with diverse project stakeholders and multi-disciplinary teams.

The course is aimed at those seeking to develop a career as practitioners working in:

environmental consultancy
local government
regulatory agencies
statutory consultees
environmental NGOs
major development companies
engineering firms.

You will learn to devise innovative solutions that maximise the potential for sustainable outcomes by:

drawing on the latest concepts in the field
harnessing the potential of digital technologies.

Our teaching is informed by the latest developments in theory and practice. We have strong links with the professional practitioner community. This allows us to shape the course design and bring real-world experience to the programme.

After you graduate

Career prospects

Previous graduates on our postgraduate courses in this field have gone on to develop careers such as:

environmental consultancy and environmental planning practice e.g. working for companies such as WSP, Ramboll, AECOM, ERM, RPS Group, Savills Ltd, Amec Foster Wheeler, Golder Associates, Nicholas Pearson Associates, Pegasus Group, Waterman Group, Arcadis, Mott MacDonald, amongst many others
environmental managers and EIA / Sustainability officers with regulatory agencies and government departments, both in the UK and internationally
environmental officers within industry e.g. the mining sector, power generation, automotive sector
officers with regulatory and non-statutory bodies and NGOs.

Full-time students have the opportunity to make contact with our distance-learning students, who are typically in full-time employment in the field. All students are encouraged to become part of our virtual alumni network which is hosted on LinkedIn.


Accredited by RICS for candidates wishing to pursue the Environmental Surveyor pathway to chartered membership.

Different course options

Full time | Headington Campus | 12 months | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Notions of ‘effectiveness’ are central to the EIA / ESIA debate across both the research and practice communities, leading to calls for more proportionate assessment that better reflects the significance of development project impacts. This module explores the systematic process of EIA / ESIA and the conceptual foundations of effectiveness to promote understanding of the development planning and design cycles where EIA / ESIA has greatest potential to shape sustainable outcomes.

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

The course is open to applicants who hold a 2.1 undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent). We will actively consider applications from candidates with lower degrees, who can evidence relevant experience (or an alternative qualification) that demonstrates ability to study at postgraduate level.

University information

Oxford Brookes University has grown to become one of the UK's top modern universities, and is highly regarded both nationally and internationally for its excellence in teaching, research and innovation. Oxford Brookes University brings together high-quality teaching with courses designed for the real world, great employer links and a first-class careers service. The University has four main faculties: Oxford Brookes Business...more