I graduated from the MSc Environmental Management course in 2013. The course had a good reputation and had been recommended to me by previous graduates as it offered a good range of modules covering a number of relevant environmental issues. The course delivered on a range of modules which I feel really helped me to understand the connection between environmental issues and the working world.
Following graduation, I undertook a temporary placement as a Recycling Development officer with East Renfrewshire Council through Adopt an Intern. This temporary placement gave me practical experience of how environmental policy is implemented. After five months at this placement I was offered a job as a graduate Environmental Consultant with EnviroCentre. The combination of the MSc along with a bit of practical experience has been instrumental in helping me to get this job.
Furthermore, I find that I am using knowledge and skills that I gained during the MSc course in my day to day job, particularly the modules covering EIA, contaminated land, EMS and environmental policy and legislation.
I would recommend that someone thinking about pursuing a career in the environmental field seriously considers undertaking an MSc like this to help them along the way.