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Environmental Management

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
Part-time
€5,019.88/year
591 Points
Duration
3 Years
Language
English

Program Description

How does human activity affect our planet? How can these effects be managed?

This course develops your understanding of environmental problems at a master’s level and gives you the skills to analyse and develop long-term solutions. You’ll be able to oversee environmental performance in the private, public and voluntary sector ensuring that improvements are made where possible and legislation is followed. This course seeks to raise your ability to understand and analyse environmental problems, in order to develop long-term solutions.

You can take the course with or without a Professional Development work placement. Both options are accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Dean’s International Scholarship: This course is eligible for a £2,000 fee waiver, per academic year, subject to availability. This Scholarship is for full-time international students only.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from Greek State Technical Insitute TEI (Ptychio)
6.5
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
C
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
TOEFL (internet based)
92
or
IELTS
6.5
or
PTE
59
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
59
or
TOEFL (paper based)
570
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Interview
Detailed Transcript
Student Visa
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Notes:

Information about requirements:

  • A 2:2 or equivalent internationally recognised qualification. A wide range of disciplines are acceptable, for example: Environmental Science; Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Environmental Health; Marine Science; Maths; Agricultural Science; Law; Business and Economics.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Applicants with a third class honours degree or other qualifications will be considered with any relevant work experience. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • BrunELT (Brunel English Language Test): 65% (min 60% in all areas)
  • Trinity ISE
  • LanguageCert
  • City & Guilds ESOL, IESOL adn SESOL (no expiry)
  • European Baccalaureate Year 7 (Except English Language 4)
  • Duolingo

Course Content

The compulsory modules of your course will provide you with an academic understanding of the principles of environmental practice. You can choose to follow one of the three themes from the optional modules.

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Teaching and Learning

You’ll be taught by Environmental Scientists whose research into exposure to harmful chemicals has changed government attitudes and policy. The Environmental Sciences team at Brunel are previous winners of the Queens Anniversary Prize for two decades of pioneering research. This means that our award-winning lecturers will bring their experience, passion and renowned expertise to your lectures.

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Curriculum

Climate Change and Planetary Health

Planetary health is a new framework that seeks to unite the traditional distinctions between human health, societal well-being, and ecological integrity. This module identifies the interrelationships between human health and the state of natural systems on which it depends.

Environmental Management and Legislation

This module enables students to understand the key management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice, to understand the environmental, methodological and technological and legislative issues in environmental management, and to understand the main environmental legislation and policy at the level of the European Union as well as internationally.

Portfolio

The main aim of this modular block is to provide the students with hands-on experience of applying the tools and techniques learnt within the MSc and to spend a six-month Professional Development period the purpose of which is to help launch the students into their environmental sector career.

Research and Analytical Skills

This module aims to develop professional, research and critical skills necessary to support higher learning and an integrative approach to problem solving, necessary for success in careers in a variety of disciplines and in an academic environment.

It aims for students to become familiar with, and critically reflect on, methods and techniques for data gathering and knowledge development (experimental design concepts), including approaches to problem formulation, literature searches, and systematic review methodology.

Strategic Sustainable Development

The main aim is to learn about core concepts of 'strategic sustainable development' (SSD), including a thorough understanding of a structured planning and decision making model for application to real world issues known as the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD).

Dissertation

The dissertation allows students to undertake an in-depth study of a topic, using primary or secondary data sources, that is of relevance to the modular block, and to develop an integrated, and where appropriate interdisciplinary, understanding of the topic chosen.

Careers

After completing the course you will be equipped with the skills to pursue a range of environmental careers. You may wish to work as:

  • an environmental manager
  • an environmental analyst

Perhaps you start up your own consultancy or business.

Many of our graduates go on to PhD level and research green technology. Some have started their own businesses supporting SMEs to remove toxic chemicals from wastewater treatment. There are opportunities in:

  • business
  • industry
  • education
  • government
  • local councils
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