Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Environmental Monitoring for Management

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. 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. 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.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in geography or other science/engineering discipline or international equivalent; other applicants are given due consideration if they have professional or work experience commensurate with the programme's aims and content.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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