University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Environmental Management for Agriculture

This course examines agriculture activities and their potential to impact both positively and negatively on the environment. It explains how environmental management systems, environmental auditing, life cycle assessment and environmental impact assessment can be used in the farm situation. The course aims to provide students with a holistic understanding and the interdisciplinary training to identify on-farm environmental risks and the knowledge and skills needed to develop answers.

Entry requirements

A first or second Class Honours degree (BSc or BA) in agriculture, ecology, horticulture, plant or environmental sciences, and/or any other related subject or a professional qualification and / or work experience equivalent to the above. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered individually by the Programme Tutor. Accredited Prior Learning Certified (APCL) is available for those who already have associate membership of IEMA.

Course modules

Modules include: Agricultural pollution and mitigation; foundation in environmental auditing; integrated farm management; management skills for environmental management. Optional modules: crop pathogens, pests and weeds; crop protection, principles and practice; ecology and conservation; environmental management systems implementation; environmental management for agriculture individual research project; environmental policy and governance; integrated waste and pollution management; research methods; sustainability and environmental systems; sustainable energy; water pollution control.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
College Lane Campus Hatfield AL10 9AB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01707 284800