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Environmental Management

FootprintsThe Environmental Management programme offers three levels of qualification:

There is a range of modules available within the Programme. Some are compulsory (core modules), but you can make your own selection from the optional ones, depending on your particular needs and interests.

You can enter the programme through a number of routes, according to your previous educational background. You can study while you work and use your own experience to enrich your studies.

If you want simply to develop or update your skills in one area, you’re welcome to study a single module without having to commit to a qualification.

The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded for 60 credit points of study from two modules.

The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded for 120 credit points of study from four modules.

The MSc is awarded to students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma and go on to complete either a 60 credit Research module or a 30 credit Professional Project plus another taught module.

Programme learning outcomes

The MSc programme provides achievable outcomes in the following four areas:

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.

  • A wide range of environmental management tools and their use in improving the environmental performance of organisations.

  • Research methods and techniques appropriate to defining, planning and carrying out a research project in the area of environmental management.

Cognitive skills

  • Explore environmental issues systemically and systematically.

  • Critically evaluate the environmental impacts of organisations, processes and activities.

  • Distinguish between and critically examine factors influencing the environmental attitudes and behaviour of individuals and organisations.

  • Identify appropriate stakeholders in an environmental situation, assess their relative influences and examine the factors influencing their environmental attitudes and behaviour.

Key skills

  • Effectively communicate in written form ideas and arguments on the environment to lay and expert audiences.

  • Use numerical data to make and present quantitative assessments of environmental situations.

  • Advance own knowledge and understanding through independent learning and experience.

  • Carry out original research.

Practical and/or professional skills

  • Apply environmental management methods to improve the environmnetal performance of an organisation.

  • Develop guidelines for Corporate Social Responsiblity and corporate disclosure in an organisation.

  • Provide expertise in decision making across an organisation.

  • Differentiate between and make appropriate use of evaluation and monitoring processes.