Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Environmental Monitoring for Management

Department of Geography

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

This programme is for graduates who wish to pursue a career in the environment sector in the UK or internationally, or those already working in the sector seeking to enhance their skills and employability. Graduates have an excellent track record of securing jobs in environmental consultancy, research and government agencies.

MSc

Environmental Monitoring for Management

Department of Geography

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

This programme is for graduates who wish to pursue a career in the environment sector in the UK or internationally, or those already working in the sector seeking to enhance their skills and employability. Graduates have an excellent track record of securing jobs in environmental consultancy, research and government agencies.

Programme information

The unique emphasis of this programme is the practical challenge of measuring, analysing and evaluating dynamic environmental data for environmental problem-solving and management purposes. Learning is focussed around practical field and laboratory work.

A key element of the programme is the dissertation, for which students undertake research relating to any special interests they have in environmental management.

Core study areas include tools for river management, lake monitoring and management, wind erosion measurement and mitigation, natural hazard and catastrophe modelling, applied environmental GIS, hydroclimatological monitoring and modelling, evidence-based environmental management, research design, professional practice in environmental management, and a dissertation.

Assessment

Coursework reports and a dissertation of up to 50 pages on an agreed topic.

Entry qualification

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree in geography or other science / engineering discipline.

Selection

Interviews may be held on consideration of a prospective student’s application form. Overseas students are often accepted on their grades and strong recommendation from suitable referees.

Scholarships and sponsorships

Support may be available in the form of scholarships, and studentships awarded on a competitive basis. Please see our website for further information.

Careers and further study

Our graduates have outstanding employment prospects. Recent graduates are working in research, consultancy and government agencies in the fields of flood risk modelling and engineering, catastrophe risk analysis, water quality monitoring and transport planning.

Programme modules

Environment-specific theory and skills
  • Tools for River Management
  • Lake Monitoring and Management 
  • Wind Erosion Measurement and Mitigation
Generic skills
  • Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Modelling for Environmental Management 
  • Applied Environmental GIS
  • Hydroclimatological Monitoring and Modelling
  • Evidence-based Environmental Management
  • Research Design
  • Professional Practice in Environmental Management
Research Project
  • Dissertation

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 (Classroom-based) £6,600 £14,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.