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Scholarships available - up to ?9,000 plus UK fees* 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. The course integrates interests and applications from business through economics to 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. The modules Modules include lectures and tutorials and are assessed through written examinations and assignments. There is an emphasis on analysis of real problems, with practical field work to reinforce learning. ? Principles of Sustainability ? Evaluating Sustainability ? Risk Management, Toxicology and Health ? Environmental Regulation in Practice ? Environmental Valuation ? Environmental Policy ? Technology, Environment and Society ? Globalisation and Environmental Change 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 dissertation 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. Student view ?We completed our group project with London Zoo which involved a live audit of water, waste and energy usage and a presentation of the findings to the clients. This project was invaluable as it allowed me to work with and manage different people, which is a major benefit if you don?t have any work experience on your CV. Working on live projects where you know the results are going to make a difference and would be used was a very powerful component to the course.? Debbie Berlin, MSc Environment Management for Business (US student) Suitable for graduates with science, engineering, social sciences or business related degrees keen to pursue careers in 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. Assessment Taught modules 40%, group project 20% (
Scholarships available - up to ?9,000 plus UK fees* 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...