Environmental Management

The Open University UK

M.Sc. Online
36 months
3940 GBP/year
3940 GBP/year
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From improving a company’s competitive edge and complying with environmental legislation to addressing the global challenges of climate change and energy conservation, environmental management affects us all. The Environmental Management at The Open University UK is designed to expand your knowledge of environmental management and develop the skills to participate in environmental decision making.

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in this Environmental Management programme from The Open University UK you will examine current concerns of environmental protection, natural resource management and rapidly changing environmental legislation and policy, in local and global contexts. You’ll also develop the skills you need to unpack the issues and participate creatively in the process of improving environmental performance in all sectors of society.

Key features of the course

  • Develops essential skills for successfully addressing environmental issues
  • A choice of professional or research routes
  • Provides a rigorous approach to solving complex real world problems.

Career relevance

The environmental management programme is for people who are interested in designing, managing and participating in more effective environmental decision-making processes. 

For example, if you are involved in setting up or responding to environmental or integrated management systems, planning new development projects or are trying to understand or manage sustainability. Students are drawn from industry, commerce, local and national governments, consultancies, non-governmental organisations and communities. They include people already involved in environmental management and those who wish to be – both personally and professionally.

The professional route, where you take the MSc professional project as your final module, is particularly suitable if you want to develop your career in industry, commerce, the public sector or the third sector. The research route is more applicable if you intend to develop a career in research or go on to undertake study leading to a PhD or other research degree.

Whichever route you follow, this qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in this expanding sector.


  • Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
  • Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Making environmental decisions 
  • Managing for sustainability 
  • Capacities for managing development
  • Environmental monitoring and protection
  • Capacities for managing development 
  • Environmental monitoring and protection 
  • Managing systemic change: inquiry, action and interaction

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent.
  • If you do not have a degree you will need to be adequately prepared for postgraduate study. 
  • You will be required to write essays and reports at a high level, to undertake work with numerical data, and to understand and apply scientific principles.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11820 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11820 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Environmental Management
The Open University UK