Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Environmental Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

The impact humans make on the environment has never been so significant, so pressing or so high profile. Governments, researchers and private organisations are still grappling with the potential solutions for global challenges. Our MSc Environmental Practice provides an answer. It’s your chance to look beyond the headlines and explore the scientific, political and practical realities of protecting the environment. This course is suited to those looking to enhance their environmental science or management backgrounds, and also those from other backgrounds looking to move into the sector and complement their skills with environmental science and with environmental management aspects. As such, you’ll cover a diverse range of units throughout the course. On one hand, you’ll develop skills in assessing, monitoring and modelling pollution in the air, water and land, as well as measuring ecosystem degradation. On the other, you’ll learn to apply environmental management tools, impact assessment procedures and carbon management methods. Finally, you’ll also learn about sustainable development principles and environmental policies – and how to evaluate their implementation. This mix of policy, practice and science will take you from the classroom to the field to the lab. While you’ll develop desk-based assessment approaches, explore key concepts and analyse evidence in lectures and seminars, understanding the environment means getting out into the environment. So, as well as various opportunities for field trips, you’ll get out into the field for a residential course where you’ll conduct an interdisciplinary environmental assessment. To help you develop your practical skills, you’ll learn in an altogether more cutting-edge environment – with high-spec teaching and research labs equipped with state-of-art analytical and computing equipment. Features and Benefits

  • Practical focus - Explore a range of in-depth case studies and learn from practitioners in the field, giving you a real-world understanding of environmental management.
  • Cutting edge equipment - Learn the latest analysis and monitoring techniques, with everything from GIS facilities for spatial modeling, to spectrometer, spectroradiometers and particulate meters.
  • Research expertise - We’re home to leading research groups like the Ecology and Environment Research Centre, and the Centre for Aviation, Transport and the Environment, which was part of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning team for work on climate change.
  • Professional impact - With a mix of practical skills, the latest science and industry-standard equipment, this course offers the professional tools you’ll need for your career in the field.
  • Award-winning standards - Our Department has won several Green Apple awards, recognising the quality of our environmental education and practice.
  • Join one of the UK’s greenest universities - Manchester Met is recognised as one of the UK’s most sustainable universities, continually ranking in the top three of the People and Planet University League table, which ranks environmental and ethical performance. We’re currently proud to be placed 2nd in the table.

Course details


Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree of 2:2 honours (or international equivalent) quality in a relevant allied subject normally would be expected. Exceptions may be possible for applicants who can demonstrate relevant work experience in industry. Each application is considered on its own merit.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For further information visit: mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Environmental Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS