Environmental Management MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

The Earth's resources are under strain from a growing population. Now, more than ever, we need to monitor, manage and maintain our environment.  This vocationally relevant Masters provides you with an in-depth critical understanding of today’s major environmental challenges.

You can keep your learning broad or you can specialise in one of four areas: Water, Energy, Food Security or Pollution. There are specific core modules for each specialist area:

  • Food Security - Food Security; Agriculture and Climate Change; Crop Protection; Sustainable Soil Management; Dissertation Project
  • Energy - Low-Carbon Energy Use; Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy; Dissertation Project
  • Pollution - Chemical Risk Assessment; Contaminated Land and Remediation; Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment; Dissertation Project
  • Water - Lake Ecology; Dissertation Project

Several modules include field trips to the beautiful and topographically varied countryside around Lancaster, and beyond.

All options include a dissertation project, which will enhance your practical and analytical skills and give you the chance to apply your learning to a real-world challenge. Our many research projects and partners across the globe provide exciting possibilities when you are choosing your dissertation subject. Alternatively you can do a six month research placement with a private sector company, government body or voluntary sector organisation instead of a traditional dissertation. Examples of previous dissertations include:

  • Using acoustic surveys to assess rainforest mammal communities
  • Plant productivity and nutrient use efficiency under diffuse solar radiation
  • The geopolitics of deep-sea mining
  • Urban deprivation and flood exposure in the Brazilian Amazon
  • Go Wild – How much carbon could we gain by re-wilding the uplands?
  • More crop per drop: does “little and often” improve crop water use efficiency

This very popular course will equip you to pursue a broad range of careers including environmental monitoring, resource management and consultancy.

 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The Earth's resources are under strain from a growing population. Now, more than ever, we need to monitor, manage and maintain our environment.  This vocationally relevant Masters provides you with an in-depth critical understanding of today’s major environmental challenges.

    You can keep your learning broad or you can specialise in one of four areas: Water, Energy, Food Security or Pollution. There are specific core modules for each specialist area:

    • Food Security - Food Security; Agriculture and Climate Change; Crop Protection; Sustainable Soil Management; Dissertation Project
    • Energy - Low-Carbon Energy Use; Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy; Dissertation Project
    • Pollution - Chemical Risk Assessment; Contaminated Land and Remediation; Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment; Dissertation Project
    • Water - Lake Ecology; Dissertation Project

    Several modules include field trips to the beautiful and topographically varied countryside around Lancaster, and beyond.

    All options include a dissertation project, which will enhance your practical and analytical skills and give you the chance to apply your learning to a real-world challenge. Our many research projects and partners across the globe provide exciting possibilities when you are choosing your dissertation subject. Alternatively you can do a six month research placement with a private sector company, government body or voluntary sector organisation instead of a traditional dissertation. Examples of previous dissertations include:

    • Using acoustic surveys to assess rainforest mammal communities
    • Plant productivity and nutrient use efficiency under diffuse solar radiation
    • The geopolitics of deep-sea mining
    • Urban deprivation and flood exposure in the Brazilian Amazon
    • Go Wild – How much carbon could we gain by re-wilding the uplands?
    • More crop per drop: does “little and often” improve crop water use efficiency

    This very popular course will equip you to pursue a broad range of careers including environmental monitoring, resource management and consultancy.

     

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

      Optional

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Designed for: For recent graduates of ecology, biology, geography or similar degrees who want to extend their knowledge and prepare for a career in consultancy, working with wildlife monitoring organisations, nature conservation charities or going on to do a PhD.  

    Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in Environmental Science, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Ecology, Social Sciences, Human Geography (Urban and Regional Planning), Business, Energy or similar degrees.

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualification here: International Qualifications

    We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.

    IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes:

    10 week - Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0
    For details of eligibility see:  Pre-sessional programmes

    4 week - Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
    Further information is available at  English for Academic Purposes

    Assessment: Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on Fees and Funding.

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £9,500 £4,750
    Overseas £20,500 n/a

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for all Taught Masters programmes, up to the value of £5,000, normally awarded on the basis of academic merit. All applicants will be considered.

For further information about making an application please email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk.

Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master’s programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders
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Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government offers postgraduate loans to Masters level students, and to PhD students from August 2018 onwards. If you are studying for a Masters degree, you could get a loan of up to £10,000. Doctoral students can apply for a loan of up to £25,000.

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Funded Masters by Research

Are you interested in being paid to research? The Lancaster-based Centre for Global Eco-Innovation runs funded Masters and PhD projects in cooperation with local and national businesses. Each company will have a unique project for you to work on, and your research will be monitored and assessed by Lancaster University.

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