Oxford Brookes University

Environmental Assessment and Management

The MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM) examines the principles, procedures and methods of EAM against the background of current UK, European and international environmental policy. The course covers the complementary roles of natural resource management and planning within core areas of EAM such as Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), as well as new and evolving fields such as mitigation banking, climate change adaptation, environmental inequality, ecosystem services, and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and sustainability appraisal. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). On completing the course, students are ideally placed to undertake the exams for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Associate Membership.

Entry requirements

MSc

The MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM) attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including ecology, environmental science, planning, geography, landscape architecture, management and chemistry among others.

Some students may already have experience in environmental assessment, whilst others have management experience outside this field and are seeking a more significant change of career direction. This wide mix of interests and skills is especially suitable for a topic such as EAM, which is inherently interdisciplinary. Many of our students are from overseas, and bring a wealth of experience and perspectives.

Admission to the programme is normally open to applicants who fulfil one of the following requirements:

Hold a good undergraduate honours degree (upper second-class honours degree or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to EAM, have appropriate professional experience in environmental assessment and management.

PgDip

The MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM) attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including ecology, environmental science, planning, geography, landscape architecture, management and chemistry among others. Some students may already have experience in environmental assessment, whilst others have management experience outside this field and are seeking a more significant change of career direction. This wide mix of interests and skills is especially suitable for a topic such as EAM, which is inherently interdisciplinary. Many of our students are from overseas, and bring a wealth of experience and perspectives. Admission to the programme is normally open to applicants who fulfil one of the following requirements: Hold a good undergraduate honours degree (upper second-class honours degree or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to EAM, have appropriate professional experience in environmental assessment and management.

Course modules

Modules: principles of environmental assessment and management; procedures and methods of environmental impact assessment; research methods; dissertation; ecosystem degradation and management; environmental management systems; GIS and environmental assessment (SEA); spatial planning in action; globalisation, environment and development; environmentally sustainable business; international transport planning; independent study module.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, seminar papers, in-class tests, project work and oral presentations, workshops, simulations and practical exercises.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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Key information

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Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 483573