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Course Aims: This qualification provides students with the skills and theoretical understanding necessary for a career in Environmental Management that requires a high level of planning and decision-making where sustainable environmental management is a major consideration. The principal focus of this programme is on the sustainable management of environmental issues within a European context, though case studies from around the world are also used. This qualification is suitable for recent graduates wishing to take their studies to postgraduate level, and for graduates looking for a change in career. Course content The qualification will demonstrate the progress, and detail examples, of national strategies within Europe and of other international initiatives relating to Environmental Management. Also considered will be the continuing theoretical debate about the greening of policy-making and environmentalism. In addition, the qualification will include a comprehensive training in the range of qualitative and quantitative research methods employed in environmental science, including statistical and other analytical techniques. Students will complete an applied project based on issues raised in the qualification?s core modules. The core modules are supported by more specialised options. Students are able to choose and specialise in three modules across a range of environmental contexts including: Assessing and Managing Climate Change, Energy Resource Management, Environmental Restoration, Natural Resource Management, Wastes Management, and Water Resource Management. Each of these modules will enable students to explore more extensively the relationships between theory and practice in specific areas by reference to detailed case studies. They will also lay the basis for an independent research thesis, which constitutes the final part of the course. The MSc programme is delivered by a range of teaching methods but particular emphasis will be placed upon hands-on experience, whether through practical sessions introducing a variety of skills for environmental scientists or through work in the field. Most of the theory will be taught through a programme of seminars and keynote lectures, whilst the project and research Dissertation will be supported by close staff supervision and guidance. The course is timetabled to allow part-time students to take two core modules in the first year and the third core module in the first trimester of the second year. Part-time students are encouraged to take two options in year one and one in year two to allow them the opportunity to start work on their Research Thesis. The modules available are: ? Applied Project ? Approaches to Environmental Management and Policy ? Research Methods Designated Modules ? Assessing and Managing Climate Change ? Energy Resource Management ? Environmental Restoration ? Sustainable Urban Environments ? Wastes Management ? Water Resource Management ? Research Thesis The modules (with the exception of the Research Thesis) can be studied individually, or can lead to a named award. Career opportunities Our Graduates have been successful in gaining environmental posts in a wide range of organisations including the Environment Agency, the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE), town and county councils, water companies, or have go onto established their own consultancies.

Course Aims: This qualification provides students with the skills and theoretical understanding necessary for a career in Environmental Management that requires a high level of planning and decision-making where sustainable environmental management is a major consideration. The principal focus of this programme is on the sustainable management of environmental issues within a European context,...

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