Environment and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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The Master of Environment and Management (MEM) program at Royal Roads University is a graduate degree of interdisciplinary study in either the Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc) designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. 

About

The Environment and Management (MEM) program at Royal Roads University emphasizes teamwork and focuses on technical, policy, and system and sustainability issues to prepare students to become environmental professionals who are effective leaders and managers. This is a two year program made up of 3 three-week on-campus residencies (mandatory) combined with online learning.

The MA/MSc in Environment and Management program helps students to:

  • assess the environmental, social, cultural, political, legal, and economic elements of enhancing and sustaining environmental health and ecosystem well-being;
  • develop and evaluate goals, objectives and strategies for leadership and management of environmental issues through a range of perspectives;
  • identify and use appropriate research, assessment and reporting methods for the investigation and analysis of environmental issues, problems, and projects;
  • present a systems perspective on the implications of scale for options, actions and decisions respecting environmental sustainability, facilitate the learning and decision-making ability of others, and develop and model personal and team visions;
  • prepare, communicate and implement action plans for environmental change.

Who It’s For

Those from all levels of government, business, industry, consulting and non-governmental organizations who want to gain skills and credentials as leaders and managers to advance their current career or launch a new one. Students will pursue either a Master of Arts or Master of Science based on individual academic history and work experience.

Participants in the Master of Arts/Master of Science in Environment and Management (MEM) program come from as far north as Iqaluit in the Canadian Arctic, as far south as Peru and as far east as Indonesia and China. Most participants are employed in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and represent a broad cross-section of the environmental sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Ecosystem Science and Management
  • Analytical Thinking and Communications
  • Global Environmental Systems and Issues
  • Economics for Decision Making
  • Sustainable Development: From Theory to Practice I
  • Research and Analysis
  • Toxicology and Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Analysis and Remediation
  • Leadership and Sustainable Development
  • Introduction to Governance for Sustainability
  • Environmental Management Tools
  • Systemic, Cognitive and Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability
  • Systems Methods for Environmental Management
  • Master of Science Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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 B2):

    176

    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:

    88

    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: 3
Recommended score: 3.33

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).

Standard Admission
  • Four-year (or comparable) science-focused undergraduate degree in a related field, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • At least two years of relevant work or volunteer experience.
  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA requirement, will normally be required to take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" and obtain a minimum final grade of B (73%).
Flexible Admission
  • Normally, six years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • All flexible admission applicants will normally be required to take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" and obtain a minimum final grade of B (73%).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15572 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31144 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24820 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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