Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

On this course emphasis is placed on integrating the scientific, social, economic and political factors into environmental decision making; the course provides systematic understanding of the scientific background; critical awareness of the state of knowledge of the policy and regulatory frameworks; and a practical understanding of management methodologies; the programme's vocational aspect is supplemented by in-depth case studies, field practitioner expertise, and the opportunity for a placement-based research project.

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a subject such as environmental science or management, sustainable development, social sciences, geography, chemistry, biology, engineering or the majority of science subjects is usually required - or, alternatively, relevant environmental experience. All applications will be considered on their own merit.

Course modules

Modules include: Policy for sustainable development; science for sustainable development; management for sustainable development; research design and methods; project.

Assessment methods

A continuous variety of assessment methods includes essay writing, practical reports, portfolios, consultations and fieldwork. MSc students will complete a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

Key information

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