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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 modules

Dissertation Project (with Placement)
Environmental Auditing
Environmental Management
Environmental Law
Research Methods (unless a social science research methods course has been taken at UG level)

Optional modules:

Two optional modules from the following (subject to change)Behaviour of Pollutants in the EnvironmentCatchment Protection (field course)Chemical Risk AssessmentConservation and Sustainable Development in the Brazilian AmazonContaminated Land and RemediationDisaster ManagementEcology, Conservation and CultureEnvironment and CultureEnvironmental Aspects of Renewable EnergyEnvironmental JusticeFood Security, Agriculture and Climate ChangeGeoinformaticsGeological HazardsGroundwater Resources and ProtectionInternational Environmental LawLow Carbon Energy UseNumerical SkillsPerspectives on Environment and DevelopmentRight to Adequate Food as a Human RightSustainable Soil ManagementSustainable SystemsSustainable Water Management: Concepts, Governance & Practice

Please see Postgraduate Module Guide for further information