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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary Work with academics on urgent environmental challenges and explore theoretical, practical and policy solutions. Develop your transferable skills and career goals as an environmental professional.

  • Develop the core knowledge and competencies you’ll need to work in the environment sector.
  • Critically assess the theoretical basis for modern environmental policies and practice worldwide.
  • Design your own course within the wildlife & landscape management or international resource management routes.
  • Learn from staff with extensive research and professional experience.
You’ll study a course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We’ll introduce you to environmental experts and you’ll have the chance to work on live projects for real clients. You’ll tailor your studies to your own career goals, specialising in ecology & conservation or international resource management. How You Learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. We provide a supportive, inclusive and challenging learning experience – helping you develop as a self-directed learner with a long-lasting passion for environmental management. You’ll be introduced to key theories and current debates through lectures from leading authorities. You’ll experience site visits to explore key concepts and issues. Instead of exams, you’ll be assessed on the application of skills and knowledge – evidenced through your coursework. You’ll also engage in formative exercises, group discussions and critical analyses of current environmental issues and case studies. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars
  • guest lectures
  • individual and group exercises
  • case studies
  • field visits
  • coursework
Applied learning Live projects: You’ll complete a major independent research project, which you’ll design on a subject of your choice under the expert supervision of an academic. Projects are often aligned with current research activities undertaken by our staff – in collaboration with a wide range of partners, including local government, the Environment Agency, industry and conservation organisations. You may also be able to work in a small group to complete a live consultancy project for one of our partner organisations – who act as a real-life client for your work. Field trips: We use our university campus, Sheffield city centre, the surrounding region and the neighbouring Peak District National Park as live study sites on many of our modules. In these locations, you’ll see examples of the principles and practice techniques covered in the course. Recent visits have included habitat management in the Peak District and lowland peat bogs, ecological survey in local farmland, sustainable housing design, and innovative waste management practices in Sheffield. Where possible these visits involve the external professionals responsible for the site or the process in question. Networking opportunities: You’ll benefit from our extensive network of leading experts and organisations. We’ll encourage you to engage with our contacts, both on the course and through extra-curricular activities. By working with them you can explore the different roles within the environmental sector. You’ll also draw on the university services that support graduate employability and enterprise – including specialist careers advice to help you launch your career.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. COMPULSORY MODULES: Applied Research Methods, Environment & Infrastructure, Environmental Perspectives And Policy Development, Introduction To Gis, Major Research Project, and Professional Practice.

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are a minimum 2.2 honours degree or equivalent. We may accept applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements depending on their suitability. This may be assessed by • an interview and/or piece of written work • relevant experience • qualifications • commitment to study. OVERSEAS APPLICANTS: International qualifications are suitable if they are equivalent to a UK 2.2 honours degree. ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS: If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Environmental Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS