University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Environmental Partnership Management

The MSc is intended for both: new graduates from a very wide range of social and physical science disciplines, and existing managers of companies or businesses with corporate social and environmental responsibilities wishing to understand the contemporary environmental context of development from scientific and social perspectives and looking for expertise in the practical decision making tools to make development successful. Sustainable development - the balancing of environmental, economic and social goals - is the greatest challenge facing the planet today. While international initiatives often state the goals and targets needed to achieve sustainable development, a significant gap exists in developing the skills, practices and processes that advance good governance. In the context of global challenges such as climate change, energy, biodiversity, food production and clean water, new and innovative forms of collaboration and partnership are needed to bring together societal, business and scientific interests. The programme also offers continuing professional development, to employees of businesses and organisations, in the practicalities of reaching out to external stakeholders, and will appeal to those wishing to set up their own consultancy, Community Interest Company or NGO.

Entry requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification, at 2.2 (Hons) in geography, environmental science, environmental management, business management or a cognate subject. Candidates with degrees in other subject areas will be considered if they can demonstrate interest, aptitude and experience in a field relevant to the application of environmental studies and management.

Course modules

Core courses: collaboration and partnership 1: principles; contemporary environmental challenges; operations (project) management; collaboration and partnership 2: practice; governance and political economy of sustainability; leadership challenge. Electives: planning, land and environmental law; marketing management; interpersonal management, negotiation and persuasion; business model innovation; managing our coasts and seas; economic development and regeneration. The final semester: the partnership project.

Assessment methods

Courses are assessed by continuous assessment or by written examination or a combination of these, as prescribed by each course co-ordinator. The outcome of Partnerships Project is based 85% on the dissertation/project and 15% on an oral examination based on the Project.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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01224 272655