Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Sustainable Environmental Management

This inter-disciplinary programme offers a opportunity to study the theory and practice of sustainable environmental management; it covers a diverse range of sustainability and environmental issues spanning the natural and social sciences, allowing students to develop a broad knowledge base while also specialising in specific fields of environmental management; its interactive and practically-focused approach provides a rigorous training in the legal, political and ethical dimensions of sustainability; the wide range of options also enables students to specialise in specific aspects of sustainable environmental management; class-based teaching is combined with a range of fieldwork activities to provide an excellent foundation for professional careers in environmental consultancies, specialist environmental agencies, local and central government, research and a range of other organisations in the public and private sector.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates with experience in a relevant area are also encouraged to apply. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules: environmental law and ethics; research methods; sustainability (issues and debates); international environmental policymaking; environmental impact assessment and sustainable development; research skills; MSc dissertation. Optional modules: biological diversity; economics and the environment; science and the environment; integrated coastal zone management; integrated river basin management; remote sensing and geographical information systems; climate change (science and policy); work-based learning in sustainable environmental management; geology, geophysics and physical oceanography of shelves and coasts; palaeoceanography; marine science and regulations; economics of the marine environment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 314 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 750 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 314 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

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