Our 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.
If you pass both Managing for sustainability (T867) and Environmental monitoring and protection (T868) – as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Science (E79) or the MSc in Environmental Science (F65) – you will be eligible to join the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) as a Graduate Member (GradIEMA), with the ability to fast track to Practitioner Member (PIEMA).
There is more information about how OU study can improve your employability in the OU’s Employability Statement from our Careers Advisory Service. You can also look at our OU study and your career pages to find out about potential career opportunities related to OU subject areas.