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Environmental Management and Consultancy MA

Whether it is the boardrooms of multinational corporations or the offices of small enterprises the environment is now a fundamental part of decision making. In an increasingly complex and competitive business environment, managers need to understand the commercial opportunities that the environmental sector offers, as well as the standards of performance which customers, shareholders and regulatory agencies now expect.

The MA in Environmental Management and Consultancy prepares you for these challenges. It will develop your skills in decision making, specialist environmental knowledge, and the ability to solve problems in real-world situations.

There are core modules in environmental management and environmental auditing and a wide range of optional modules. A core module in environmental law is provided by the internationally renowned Lancaster University Law School.

The programme also includes a six month research placement where you will have the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills to the test by working for a small-medium sized company, a public sector body or voluntary sector organisation.

Core modulesDissertation Project (with Placement)Environmental AuditingEnvironmental ManagementInternational Environmental LawResearch Methods (unless a social science research methods course has been taken at UG level)

Optional modules:

Two or three optional modules from the following (subject to change):Air Quality and ClimateBehaviour of Pollutants in the EnvironmentCatchment Protection (field course)Chemical Risk AssessmentClimate Change and SocietyConservation BiologyContaminated Land and RemediationEcology, Conservation and CultureEnvironment and CultureEnvironmental RadioactivityFlood Forecasting and Flood Risk ManagementFood Security, Agriculture and Climate ChangeGeoinformaticsGeological HazardsGroundwater Resources and ProtectionHabitat ManagementLow Carbon Energy UseNumerical SkillsPerspectives on Environment and DevelopmentRenewable EnergyRight to Adequate Food as a Human RightSustainable Soil ManagementSustainable Systems