M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Practice

Manchester Metropolitan University

12 months
18500 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Environmental Practice programme from Manchester Metropolitan University provides an answer. It’s your chance to look beyond the headlines and explore the scientific, political and practical realities of protecting the environment.


As such, you’ll cover a diverse range of units throughout the course. On one hand, you’ll develop skills in assessing, monitoring and modelling pollution in the air, water and land, as well as measuring ecosystem degradation. On the other, you’ll learn to apply environmental management tools, impact assessment procedures and carbon management methods.

Finally, you’ll also learn about sustainable development principles and environmental policies – and how to evaluate their implementation. This mix of policy, practice and science will take you from the classroom to the field to the lab. While you’ll develop desk-based assessment approaches, explore key concepts and analyse evidence in lectures and seminars, understanding the environment means getting out into the environment.

So, as well as various opportunities for field trips, you’ll get out into the field for a residential course where you’ll conduct an interdisciplinary environmental assessment. To help you develop your practical skills, you’ll learn in an altogether more cutting-edge environment – with high-spec teaching and research labs equipped with state-of-art analytical and computing equipment.


This Environmental Practice programme from Manchester Metropolitan University could take you into a range of careers, from public sector and charitable sector environmental companies to private businesses and research organisations. Our graduates have progressed to work for the NHS, Natural England, the Environment Agency and Stockport Homes. And in consultancy roles such as analytical chemistry (i.e. air, water, soil), carbon management, ecosystem services management, or in strategic impact assessment, to name of few.

Once you leave us, you should be equipped with the knowledge and career readiness skills to support the transition to a more sustainable future for a wide range of potential employers.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, and for up to three years after you finish your course. Dedicated careers and employability advisors in the Department and the University Careers Service will help you find the role that’s right for you.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Management
  • Climate Change and Carbon Management
  • Dissertation or Placement Project (Environmental Practice)
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Assessment Field Course
  • Ecosystem Services and Evaluation
  • Soil and Water Quality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a relevant subject or in a subject that involves some environmental aspects. 
  • We may also consider your application if you have related professional work or voluntary experience, or if you have an interest in expanding the environmental aspects of your previous background.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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