Environmental Monitoring for Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #234 (QS) ,
The Environmental Monitoring for Management MSc focuses on the practical skills required for successful and sustainable environmental management and incorporates lots of field, laboratory and analytical work.


The Environmental Monitoring for Management MSc focuses on the dynamic nature of biological and physical environmental systems and teaches the practical and analytical techniques that science, government and industry increasingly need to do in order to assess and manage dynamic environmental systems. In contrast to similarly titled courses at other institutions which emphasise management theory and environmental policy, our Environmental Monitoring for Management MSc focuses on the practical skills required for successful and sustainable environmental management and incorporates lots of field, laboratory and analytical work.

The unique emphasis of the Environmental Monitoring for Management MSc is the practical challenge of measuring, analysing and evaluating dynamic environmental data for environmental problem solving and management purposes. It is formulated around our fundamental belief that environmental problem-solving and management must be based on asking the right questions, collecting the correct data, analysing it in an appropriate way and evaluating it in an applied context.

The Department of Geography is located inside a brand new, state-of-the-art research and teaching facility, complete with a river science laboratory, geospatial laboratory, and several meteorological and hydrological field stations. The campus also has a 16 hectare research forest comprised of ancient and semi-natural woodland.

Programme Structure

Core skills modules

  • Professional Practice in Environmental Management 
  • Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Modelling for Environmental Management 
  • Applied Environmental GIS 
  • Hydroclimatological Monitoring and Modelling 
  • Evidence-Based Environmental Management 
  • Research Design

Environment-specific theory and skills modules

  • Tools for River Management 
  • Lake Monitoring and Management 
  • Wind Erosion: Management and Measurement 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

An honours degree (good 2:2 of 55% or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in geography or other science/engineering discipline or appropriate relevant experience.

English language requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more on our English Language requirements webpae.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

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