University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Our course produces highly qualified and highly motivated Master's graduates equipped with knowledge and understanding of a range of natural resource management subjects. Specifically, the course provides students with a multidisciplinary education and training in critical issues, philosophy and methods in contemporary natural resource management and research. The course is designed to enable course graduates to gain employment across a range of public/private agencies and research bodies, businesses, NGOs and charities that deal with the sustainable management of natural resources (including conservation, planning, and environmental management).

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline from an approved institution.

Course modules

Course modules: sustainable management of biological resources: ecosystem and biodiversity conservation; living with environmental change; research design and methods in geography; MSC dissertation. Plus three option modules from: environmental economics; global climate and environmental change; earth observation and remote sensing; the changing water cycle; water quality processes and management; ecological and environmental assessment; biodiversity conservation and global change: tropical east Africa (the additional cost of this optional field-based module is not included in the course fee.)

Assessment methods

Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by a mix of coursework and examination. The MSc thesis is assessed separately.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 3823