MSc Environmental ManagementUniversity of Stirling
MSc Environmental Management
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MSc Environmental Management
Established 30 years ago, our Masters degree provides a solid grounding in the scientific principles that underpin environmental management. We cover topics including ecological, economic, social, political and legal aspects of environmental management, and give comprehensive training in quantitative, theoretical, analytical and practical skills.
Environmental managers play a vital role in the protection and sustainable use of resources. You’ll learn to address issues such as adaptation to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy management. At the local level Environmental Management focuses on conservation and protection of land and water resources and natural habitats. You’ll also benefit from employability skills training, a residential field skills course and the chance to carry out a work-related dissertation.
Our graduates work for organisations such as the Environment Protection Agencies, major conservation bodies, local authorities and independent environmental consultancies, many in senior positions.
Flexible degree pathways
You can work towards our core Masters degree, the MSc Environmental Sciences, or opt to specialise in one of the following pathways of study:
- MSc Environmental Management (Conservation)
- MSc Environmental Management (Energy)
A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS Indicator 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill
- Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill
- IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
- IBT TOEFL Special Home Edition Test 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
- TOEFL ITP Plus for China minimum 543 overall, 54 in listening, 53 in structure and written expression, 56 in reading and B2 in speaking.
- Trinity ISE II Pass overall with a Pass in each sub-skill, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills
- Aptis (4 skills) CEFR B2 overall and B2 in all sub-skills
- Duolingo 95 overall with a minimum of 90 in all sub-skills
- LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator - Pass with minimum 33 in each sub-skill
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Mode of study: part-time, full-time, campus based, stand-alone modules
- Course fee for UK students: £9,350
- Course fee for EU students: £20,845
- Course fee for Overseas students: £20,845
Award: Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
Our course will give you:
- an understanding of the scientific principles that underpin environmental management
- an understanding of the economic, social, political and legal frameworks for environmental management
- a sound training in relevant practical, investigative, research and generic skills that are the most sought after by employers
Our graduates have an excellent record in gaining employment in the environmental sector and many of our former graduates now hold senior positions. We have over 600 graduates from this long established course now working in environmental organisations in various parts of the world. Their roles include:
- Environmental Consultant, Jacobs
- Environmental Protection Officers and Scientific Advisers in environment agencies (EA, SEPA)
- Environmental Managers within local authorities, national industries (e.g. Northumbrian Water) and trusts (e.g. Tweed Forum).
- GIS consultant in Norway
- Researcher in Madagascar
- Adviser for Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Greece
- Environmental Consultant, eSwatini
- Consultant for Earth Systems in Melbourne
About this institute
University of Stirling
The University of Stirling is an international university committed to helping students make a difference in the world. We’re passionate about creating impact in everything we do - addressing real societal issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape communities. Based...
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