You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent. If you do not have a degree you need to be adequately prepared for postgraduate study. You might find some of our undergraduate environment modules useful preparation if you have a degree in an unrelated subject. Please contact us for advice.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
This MSc offers you the choice of a research route or a professional route to this qualification.
If you need a more professionally-oriented qualification, you can take the 30-credit module The MSc professional project (T847) and complete your qualification with a module from a short list of relevant options.
If you prefer a more research-oriented MSc, you can take the 60-credit Research project (T802). The longer research project allows more in-depth study and further develops your academic research skills.
Both modules provide an excellent platform for further research studies.
Detailed advice about entry and preparation is given in the individual module descriptions. Because of the demands that study of the programme will make on you we recommend that you study no more than 60 credits a year. You can take modules in any order except that the project module (T802 or T847) should normally be taken as the final module of your MSc.
There is no time limit for completing the qualifications in the environmental management programme but we cannot guarantee that the same selection of modules will continue to be available.
Modules can count towards this diploma for a maximum of eight years after we have stopped presenting them.
You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you. Note, in particular, you can only count the credit from one of the following modules towards a single qualification: Research project (T802) or MSc professional project (T847).