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Health and Life Sciences Department of Biological and Medical Sciences The MSc in EAM has Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation: graduates are eligible to commence the RICS APC. They can also take the exams for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Associate Membership. The MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM) is a dynamic and well-established course. It has a strong reputation for promoting best practice and innovation through links to our research expertise in the broad field of UK and international environmental policy and practice, and the course appeals to graduates and practitioners from around the world. It adopts an integrative approach to demonstrate the complementary roles of natural resource management and planning within core areas of EAM such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), as well as new and evolving fields such as mitigation banking, climate change adaptation, and strategic policy making. The course has an excellent employment record, and the combination of a varied array of option modules and practical experience of methods provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to develop a rewarding career in this field Course content The MSc course consists of four core modules, two optional modules and a dissertation, representing 180 master's-level credits. The PGDip consists of four core modules and two options (representing 120 master?s-level credits). (Please note: as courses are reviewed regularly, the module list you choose from may vary from that shown here.) The core modules: * Principles of Environmental Assessment and Management (20 credits) considers the context within which EAM is carried out: the principles of sustainability, international and national policy, approaches to valuing the environment, attitudes to conservation, and the role of the public in environmental decision making. * Ecosystem Degradation and Management (20 credits) reviews the nature and extent of ecosystem degradation resulting from human activities, and considers possible methods for avoiding degradation and managing, conserving and restoring ecosystems. * Procedures and Methods of EIA (double module, 40 credits) examines the processes and procedures in carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), and provides a practical introduction to methods for assessing, predicting and mitigating a wide range of ecological and socio-economic impacts. The module emphasises fieldwork and case studies. The dissertation comprises: * Research Methods (half module, 10 credits), which develops the skills needed to research environmental issues, including the formulation of research problems and methodology, data collection and analysis. * Dissertation (50 credits), which is an individual research study on a topic relevant to EAM chosen by the student. One single module generally involves one taught session per week over the 12 weeks of the semester. Optional modules provide an opportunity for students to widen or deepen their field of study. There are three types of optional module as follows: a) Recommended optional modules are considered to be particularly relevant to the course and include: * Environmental Management Systems introduces environmental management, the systems and approaches which are being increasingly used in industry and commerce to meet the challenge of sustainable development and to monitor and improve environmental performance. * GIS and Environmental Modelling is concerned with the practical application of geographical information systems (GIS) and a variety of other computer-based techniques and models (such as expert systems, and spreadsheets) as tools to assist in environmental management and decision making. * Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) examines SEA principles and SEA?s status worldwide links between SEA, environmental impact assessment, and str
Health and Life Sciences Department of Biological and Medical Sciences The MSc in EAM has Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation: graduates are eligible to commence the RICS APC. They can also take the exams for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Associate Membership. The MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM) is a dynamic and well-established course. It has a strong reputation for promoting best practice and innovation thro...