M.Sc. Environmental Management for Business

Cranfield University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: October  2014
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Suitable for graduates with science, engineering, social sciences or business-related degrees keen to pursue careers in environmental or resource management, or professionals keen to extend their qualifications. The part-time option enables practitioners to enhance their professional development within their current employment.

Takes you on to diverse and rewarding careers in government ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental and business consultancies, public sector organisations, and the manufacturing and service industries in the private sector. It also provides an ideal grounding for research positions and PhD studentships.

You will be taught by academic staff with an established track record, who appreciate the necessity of an integrated approach to management and use of the world´s environmental resources.

Course description

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 in the 21st century is to change patterns of production and consumption to achieve sustainable development objectives without compromising the future viability of natural and human systems.

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.

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). This course integrates interests and applications from business to economics and policy development and review. This includes a range of environmental management tools such as environmental auditing and environmental management systems, as well as analysis of current legal, policy and strategic frameworks, and global issues such as climate change. Graduates will be able to develop and implement best practice strategies in the public and private sectors.

The MSc comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete six modules.

Group project

This provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy type project, while working under academic supervision. Success is dependent on the integration of various activities and working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. For part-time students a portfolio or thesis usually replaces the group project.

Individual project

Students select the individual project in consultation with the Course Director. The individual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out independent research, think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems in environmental management.

A number of the projects are supported by external organisations.

Modules:

The modules include lectures and tutorials and are assessed through written examinations and assignments. There is an emphasis on analysis of real problems, with practical case studies to reinforce learning. This provides the tools required for the group and individual projects.

* Environmental Management in Practice
* Policy Design, Appraisal and Implementation
* Environmental Valuation
* Evaluating Sustainability
* Financial and Economic Appraisal for Environmental Management
* Principles of Sustainability
* Risk Management, Toxicology, Exposure and Health
* Technology, Environment and Society

Contents

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 three elements of the course are assessed as follows:

The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project.

Taught modules: 40%
Group projects: 20%*
Individual project: 40%

*For part-time students a dissertation can replace the group project.

The full-time course is of 12 months' duration. The modular format of the taught element permits a high degree of flexibility of attendance at Cranfield for part-time students who may commence the course at any time during the year.

Part-time
Part-time programmes are structured in a similar way to the full-time programme and comprise eight one-week assessed modules, a group project (or dissertation), and an individual project, which results in the production of a thesis. Part-time students are normally expected to complete their MSc in two to three years. The modular nature of the programmes allows students a degree of flexibility in the number and order of modules completed each year. Students may commence the course at any time during the year.

Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
Delivered and assessed at Masters level, the PgDip represents the taught element of the associated MSc. Students are expected to complete eight modules and a group project.

Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert)
Delivered and assessed at Masters level, the PgCert comprises a subset of the syllabus for the taught element of the associated MSc/PgDip course. Students are expected to complete six modules.

Requirements

Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a 1st or 2nd class UK honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as business, management or natural, environmental, physical and social sciences. Other relevant qualifications, together with considerable experience, may be considered.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

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