What Will You Study

The management of land, air, water and other resources for sustainable development is a major challenge for the twenty first century. This very popular and vocationally relevant scheme will provide you with an in-depth critical understanding of the key management issues and challenges, as well as developing your problem-solving skills and practical knowledge for future employment in the environmental field.

You will be able to customise your learning by selecting from a wide range of optional modules in the natural and social sciences. Core modules in environmental management and environmental justice are delivered by the Lancaster Environment Centre. Optional modules include environmental law, water resources management, disaster management and environment and social culture.

You will also have the option of taking a six month research placement with a private sector company, government body or voluntary sector organisation as an alternative to a traditional dissertation.

Core modules

  • Dissertation Project
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Management
  • Geoinformatics
  • Research Methods


Optional modules

Two optional modules from the following (subject to change)

  • Ecology Conservation and Culture
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Environment and Culture
  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Numerical Skills
  • Perspectives on Environment and Development
  • Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right
  • Sustainable Water Management: Concepts, Governance and Practice

Please see Postgraduate Module Guide for further information