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Environmental Management

Specialise in the aspects of environmental management where you wish to develop your career, as well as developing key transferable skills.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £6,590 for the course †
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 year/16 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Cover the core knowledge and competencies required for a career in environmental management.
  • Specialise in wildlife and landscape management, international resource management, or design your own course based on modules offered for the above two routes.

Many of the staff teaching on the course have worked in the sector, and retain a strong involvement with it. As a result they are able to draw on their own experience and use a range of case studies in their teaching.

How you learn

You are encouraged to become an active, self-directed learner. We aim to provide a supportive, inclusive yet challenging learning experience that will help you achieve your ambitions. Lectures will introduce you to key theories, concepts, and current debates, with guest lecturers and site visits illustrating the concepts and issues being explored. Assessment is entirely through coursework, using tasks that you are likely to do as part of your professional role.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • guest lectures
  • individual and group exercises
  • case studies
  • field visits
  • coursework

Course leaders and tutors

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Dr John Rose
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management

John is course Leader for the MSc Environmental Management suite of courses. He delivers modules a broad range of modules in the environmental field at both undergra … Read more

Applied learning

Live projects

You may have the opportunity to take a module where you act as a consultant, completing a project for an organisation outside of the University.

Field trips

Field visits allow you to see examples of principles covered and to practice techniques. Recent visits have included cultural landscape management in the Peak District and lowland peat bogs, ecological survey in local farmland, sustainable housing design, and innovative waste management practises in Sheffield. Where possible these visits will involve external professionals responsible for the site or process being examined.

Networking opportunities

Our staff have good contacts with individuals and organisations working in the field. This allows you to engage with professionals both within the course and through extra-curricular activities. These contacts will enhance your understanding of the different roles and organisations within the environmental sector and help you to gain experience of the sector. You can also draw on University services that support graduate employability and enterprise, including a careers event.

Future careers

The environmental management sector is broad and so offers a wide range of employment opportunities. The environmental consultancy sector, which spans both ecology and resource management, is strong and so is the main source of employment for our graduates.

Other employment opportunities include

  • government agencies
  • advising on the development and implementation of an environmental management system in almost any business
  • voluntary conservation organisations, such as the RSPB and the County Wildlife Trusts
  • national park authorities and local authority countryside services

Many part-time students are supported by employers and find that they progress in their workplace after completing the course.


This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • sites in the Sheffield area and Peak District, allowing you to explore environmental management issues
  • specialised software packages (including for GIS and statistical analysis)
  • a range of field and laboratory recording equipment

Entry requirements

UK students

Normal entry requirements are a minimum 2.2 honours degree or equivalent. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

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.

International students
International qualifications are suitable if they are equivalent to a UK 2.2 honours degree.

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.

Please contact us for more information.

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Research Methods Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Environment & Infrastructure Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Environmental Perspectives And Policy Development Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Gis Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Major Research Project Credits: 45.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 60%
Module: Professional Project Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Ecology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Carbon And Energy Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Cultural Landscape Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Ecological Field Survey And Evaluation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Environmental Management Systems Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Habitat Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Water Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Minerals And Waste Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: People And The Natural Environment Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £6,590 for the course.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Geography and environment courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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