MSc Environmental Impact Assessment & Management / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

Environmental Management graduates are popular with employers, particularly in consultancy, where the ability to analyse and propose strategies and implement schemes is vital.

After London, Manchester hosts the largest number of environmental and planning consultancies in the UK.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including environmental management and consultancy, energy and water, non-governmental organisations, urban planning and design, urban and regional development policy, central and local government, international development and research.

We encourage you to interact with potential employers during the course, particularly when undertaking the dissertation.

We also provide opportunities for students to engage with a range of potential employer organisations, providing targeted networking opportunities.

Top employers of our graduates include:

  • AECOM;
  • Arup;
  • Atkins;
  • BP;
  • EDF Energy;
  • Jacobs.

If you decide not to follow a vocational career, your wide knowledge base and transferable skills in problem-solving, strategic thinking, teamwork, creativity and communication fit what most employers are seeking.

Careers support

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.

At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability and Hear from our professional partners for Environmental Assessment and Management, Planning, Real Estate and Urban Design.

Careers support for international students

The Careers Service provide specialist resources, advice and events for international students to help with career planning and making the most of your time while studying in Manchester.

Global networks

The University of Manchester is proud to have the largest global alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK.

International alumni groups are a great way to keep in touch with fellow Manchester graduates in your country.

It is an opportunity to build professional and social networks.

You can view the alumni networks already operating across the globe, here .

Accrediting organisations

MSc Environmental Impact Assessment and Management is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability.

It is also accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) under their Environmental Surveying Pathway, and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as a specialist master's degree. Therefore, full RTPI accreditation can be obtained by students with an undergraduate degree in town planning that is recognised by the RTPI.