Our MSc Environmental Management is recognised as internationally leading in training environmental managers for careers in the public and private sector.
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Established 30 years ago, our Masters degree provides a solid grounding in the scientific principles that underpin environmental management. We cover topics including ecological, economic, social, political and legal aspects of environmental management, and give comprehensive training in quantitative, theoretical, analytical and practical skills.
Environmental managers play a vital role in the protection and sustainable use of resources. You’ll learn to address issues such as adaptation to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy management. At the local level Environmental Management focuses on conservation and protection of land and water resources and natural habitats. You’ll also benefit from employability skills training, a residential field skills course and the chance to carry out a work-related dissertation.
Our graduates work for organisations such as the Environment Protection Agencies, major conservation bodies, local authorities and independent environmental consultancies, many in senior positions.
You can work towards our core Masters degree, the MSc Environmental Sciences, or opt to specialise in one of the following pathways of study:
Our course will give you:
You may have the opportunity to carry out a work-based placement with the Making the Most of Masters scheme. Find out more about Making the Most of Masters.
If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.
Some of our key facilities include:
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 60 percent of our research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences was rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
Our research and impact positions us as leaders in the area of Environmental Protection and Biological Conservation. We are organised into two research groups:
Read Hannah's storyMy course has provided me with the knowledge and experience I need to pursue a career in environmental management. Thanks to my lecturers, I have been able to build a network of contacts and have found my preferred specialism for the future.
Read Hannah's storyI chose Stirling because of the global relevance and richness of the course modules. The seminars held by visiting professionals and representatives of government agencies assures me that the course I am pursuing is important in the outside world.
Read Calum's storyThe course is well established and many people within the industry appreciate the quality of the course on offer. When applying for jobs, the rate of interview to applications has definitely increased even before I have finished studying.