M.Sc. Environmental Management for Business PgDip/PgCert

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Cranfield University | Bedford, United Kingdom
Businesses will need to develop strategies that further improve products and processes in response to both consumer demand and the needs of the environment. A new breed of professional is required with insight, skills, knowledge and ability to appreciate all sides of the debate in order to get results.

Description of Environmental Management for Business PgDip/PgCert


The concept of sustainable development, which aims to harmonise the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development strategy, is now a key feature of policy-making by governments throughout the world. A major challenge is to change patterns of production and consumption to achieve sustainable development objectives without compromising the future viability of natural and human systems.

The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project. The modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through practical work, written examinations, case studies, essays, presentations and tests. These provide the tools required for the group and individual projects.

The group project is an applied multi-disciplinary team-based activity. It provides students with the opportunity, whilst working in teams under academic supervision, to take responsibility for an industrially-orientated consultancy-type project. Success is dependent on the integration of various activities and working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. Industrially-orientated projects have support from industry and other external organisations.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 17500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)

*part-time fees differ

Start date October  2016 Part-time: throughout the year
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Individual project

A key benefit of the Cranfield MSc is that individual projects are often backed by leading organisations. This means you have the opportunity to develop solutions to real problems - either undertaking the project within the company or working here at Cranfield - using the University's equipment and facilities.


This course comprises eight modules, an individual project and a group project.

  • Environmental Management in Practice
  • Environmental Policy and Risk Governance
  • Environmental Valuation
  • Evaluating Sustainability
  • Financial and Economic Appraisal for Environmental Management
  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Risk, Communication and Perception
  • Technology, Environment and Society

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Environmental Management for Business PgDip/PgCert

Minimum entry requirements

You will need:

  • a UK first or second class Honours degree in a relevant subject area or
  • an equivalent international qualification (find out whether your qualification meets requirements by visiting the International Student page) or
  • relevant work experience in combination with a degree below second class Honours

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements, but still feel you can demonstrate the ability to complete the course successfully, you may still be accepted onto a course. Each application will be considered on its merits.

English language requirements

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

  • Pearson PTE Academic - 65
  • Cambridge English Scale - 180
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency C

Work Experience for Environmental Management for Business PgDip/PgCert

No work experience is required.

More Information


This degree has been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

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