Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Managing the Environment

This course has 4 pathways: environmental sustainability; marine and freshwater systems; bioenergy and environmental change; habitat restoration and conservation. The environmental sustainability pathway offers students vocational skills in sustainability analysis, environmental and carbon auditing plus environmental impact assessment. The marine and freshwater systems pathway involves coastal surveying in Cardigan Bay and Skomer Island. The bioenergy and environmental change pathway was developed in direct response to the Energy sector's imminent and future need for graduates with green energy skills. This pathway involves industrial case studies where students interact with consultants and environmental professionals. Students on the habitat restoration and conservation pathway are integrated into the research environment and have the opportunity to spend up to 3 months in Swedish Lapland.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.2 with minimum 56.5% final average) or equivalent in a related discipline; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 93 (internet based test) where applicable.

Course modules

Professional skills in managing the environment; data management and handling; issues and developments in managing the environment; an introduction to environmental law; environmental impact assessment theory and practice; critical evaluation in environmental management.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
Telephone number: 
01970 622315