Everything you need to know...
International/EU: £14,460 for the course
- 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.
'The course helped me understand some of the big environmental issues of the 21st century - climate change and sustainable development – and how we might tackle these. I would definitely say that it helped me get to where I am now in my career.'
Nikky Wilson, MSc Environmental Management, 2017 graduate now working for the Environment Agency
Come to an open day
Find out more at our postgraduate open days. Book now for your place.
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
- guest lectures
- individual and group exercises
- case studies
- field visits
Course leaders and tutors
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 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.
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.
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
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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
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 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.
Additional information for EU/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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
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.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Applied Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Environment & Infrastructure||Credits: 15||
|Module: Environmental Perspectives And Policy Development||Credits: 15||
|Module: Introduction To Gis||Credits: 15||
|Module: Major Research Project||Credits: 45||
|Module: Professional Practice||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
Responsible for this course?
Find out how you can update the information on this page.