Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Environment and Sustainability

This MSc Environment and Sustainability aims to provide an advanced-level grounding in sustainable responses to a broad range of environmental issues. It explores the relationship between policy, practice and the ecological environment and the development of effective strategies for addressing the threats and opportunities posed by environmental issues. As the programme is offered through part-time, evening, face-to-face study, it provides a distinctive opportunity for practitioners to combine study with a continuing career. Completion of this MSc will allow you to become an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Aimed at people from a wide range of backgrounds, it is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop a deeper understanding of the key drivers of environmental policy developments in the UK and internationally. It is also possible to specialise in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and gain an MSc Environment and Sustainability with GIS.

Entry requirements

Good honours degree or equivalent. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

PgDip

Compulsory modules:

Environment and Policy;
Environmental Reporting and Management Systems;
Environmental Science for Environmental Management;
GEDS Research Methods Training (accredited);
Sustainable Business Practice .

Option modules:

Critical Geographies of Nature (15);
Energy and Climate Change;
Environmental Reporting and Management Systems;
Readings in the Environment;
Sustainable Business Practice .

MSc

Compulsory modules: MSc Environment and Sustainability:

Environment and Policy;
Environmental Reporting and Management Systems;
Environmental Science for Environmental Management;
GEDS Research Methods Training (accredited);
Sustainable Business Practice .

Compulsory modules: MSc Environment and Sustainability with GIS pathway:

Environment and Policy;
Environmental Reporting and Management Systems;
Environmental Science for Environmental Management;
GIS Data and Databases;
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems;
Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS;
Spatial Analysis and Statistics;
Sustainable Business Practice .

Option modules:

Critical Geographies of Nature (15);
Energy and Climate Change;
Environmental Reporting and Management Systems;
Readings in the Environment;
Sustainable Business Practice .

Dissertation.

Assessment methods

PgDip

Assessment is based on coursework and examinations.

MSc

Coursework and examinations. Master's programmes require a substantial piece of independent research in the form of a dissertation, which accounts for one-third of the MSc.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,970 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,970 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,970 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,970 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2017 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,650 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Earth Sciences
Telephone number: 
020 3073 8000