University of Bristol

Environmental Policy and Management

This programme is aimed at talented graduates seeking to develop or enhance their expertise in the fields of environmental policy, management, protection and advocacy. Through a demanding academic curriculum and practice-based learning opportunities, students develop the skills and knowledge needed for professional employment in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The programme is provided by the School of Geographical Sciences, the top-ranked geography department in the UK (REF 2014) and a highly regarded centre for research and teaching in environmental processes, systems and the social sciences. Staff in the school have been directly involved in advising the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and regularly engage with policymakers, industry and non-profit organisations at local, national and international levels. The programme is closely affiliated with the University's Cabot Institute, which promotes multidisciplinary research around global environmental change, and benefits from our location in the city of Bristol, the 2015 European Green Capital and a vibrant hub of environmental activism and technological innovation.

Course modules

The programme consists of six compulsory taught units and a dissertation project. Natural scientists introduce students to fundamentals of climate science and the analysis of remotely sensed data. Taught units delivered by social scientists provide training in areas such as corporate governance, policy analysis and statistical methods. In the module on consultancy, students have the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills through an extended team-based project of interest to an external partner organisation. Students then complete a research dissertation of 15,000 words on an environmental topic of their choice, either independently or in partnership with an external organisation in the public, private or non-profit sector. Each year, the School of Geographical Sciences also provides financial support for an optional, self-organised field trip to a destination chosen by students. Recent destinations have included Berlin, Copenhagen, Riga and Amsterdam. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Environmental Policy and Management. (


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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