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Corporate Environmental Management MSc

Corporate Environmental Management MSc

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Full time | Stag Hill | 1 year | OCT-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

Corporations are constantly making choices about their products and services which have significant environmental implications. Corporate environmental managers are needed to help ensure that organisations minimise their environmental impact and actively work towards a global sustainable future.

Our MSc in Corporate Environmental Management is run by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES), a leading centre for environmental and sustainability-related research and postgraduate teaching. CES is an inter-disciplinary research and teaching centre seeking to resolve environmental sustainability problems within corporations. This course prepares future environmental and sustainability professionals for the challenges being faced by the corporate world.

What you will study

From carbon footprints to the design of revolutionary environmentally-friendly products, our MSc covers all aspects of managing environmental and sustainability strategy in organisations.

We’ll provide you with a solid understanding of issues crucial to the sustainable development debate. You’ll also consider the views of stakeholders such as business groups, environmentalists, government agencies and development institutions.

You will evaluate existing frameworks, inquire into environmental issues in organisations and industries, and develop sensitive business practices, preparing you for any corporate-focused environmental career.

Some exciting organisations participating in our course include, but are not limited to, the NHS, Marks & Spencer, Rolls-Royce, HP, Sony, Aviva Investors and Telefonica.

This course provides a route to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment graduate membership.

Industrial placement

Some full-time students complete an industrial placement as one of their elective modules. This enables you to spend six to 12 weeks working for a company or a non-governmental organisation, doing the type of work you will aim to find after you graduate.

Careers and graduate prospects

Graduates of this course go on to pursue a diverse range of careers. You will help to implement sustainable development and deal with the real environmental challenges facing humanity.

You could go on to work as an energy efficiency officer for a local government, an environmental officer in a multinational chemical company, or a sustainability adviser for a national television or radio station. Equally, you could become an environmental consultant for an engineering consultancy, or a programme officer with a sustainability charity.

Our graduates also use the research skills they have developed to pursue PhDs.

Modules

The dominant approach towards identifying, documenting and minimising the effects an organisation has on its specific and the wider (physical and to some extent social) environment is originated in the Total Quality Management (TQM) Movement. Auditing as the systematic process of performance evaluation against pre-set standards, as well the need to embed all activities into a contrived system of managing activities are at the heart of environmental management. They are also at the heart of this module, which has the purpose of introducing environmental auditing and environmental management systems in a practical, informative and useful manner.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

University information

Each year the University of Surrey welcomes over 4,000 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries worldwide. The university prides itself on its excellent international community, celebrating cultural diversity of all students and staff. The university has a rich history, originally dating back to 1891 when the university’s forerunner the Battersea Polytechnic Institute was founded. In the early 1960s the institute was moved to a...more