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Environmental Impact Assessment & Management MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months (full-time); 27 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours Upper Division (2:1) or its international equivalent.

Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided. Please contact the School's admissions office for further guidance.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 150 applications are received each year and 25 new students registered.
How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2016; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

The demand for trained practitioners in environmental assessment at both the project level (environmental impact assessment (EIA)) and the strategic level (strategic environmental assessment (SEA)), and related environmental management fields continues to grow.  To meet this demand, the MSc programme in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management provides an opportunity for specialist study in this area. It will provide you with a thorough, stimulating and practical post-graduate education in EIA and related areas.

You will gain:

  • An integrated course of studies to equip you to undertake the planning and management tasks associated with the principal stages of environmental assessment.
  • Opportunities to pursue particular aspects of environmental assessment, or wider environmental management, in greater depth by a choice of assignments and by undertaking research on an individually selected dissertation topic.

We give you a sound basic knowledge of planning for environmental change and environmental law, before building upon this with more teaching on the process of EIA and related areas. You therefore gain a thorough grounding in EIA procedure and current practice, and an introduction to the rapidly growing environmental management field.

We will train you in EIA project management skills that involve the co-ordination of technical specialists, decision-makers and consultees. You will acquire appropriate analytical and communication skills, and flexibility of approach - thus graduating with expertise highly valued by employers.

The MA EIAM is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) under their Environment Specialism. It is also accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a specialist Masters programme.

Informal enquiries prior to applications are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Carys Jones (Programme Director). Tel: +44(0)161 275 6255, email: carys.jones@manchester.ac.uk .

Open days

Postgraduate open days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the University and find out what Manchester has to offer you. For further information, please see: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/open-days-fairs/ .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
    International students (per annum): £15,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850
    International students (per annum): £7,750

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international (non-EU) applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The School of Environment, Education and Development is offering a number of scholarships for 2016 entry. For further information please click here .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Michael Ruppli
Telephone
+ 44 (0) 161 275 3463
Email
Website
www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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