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Environmental Management and Technology

School of Life Sciences
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Each module takes half day or 1 day sometimes spread over 2 half days contact time, 200 hrs effort
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Employees in ecological, environmental or conservation related organisations wishing to develop skills. Science background required.
School of Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Course description

The course examines the principles, procedures and methods of good environmental management against the background of current British, EU and other international policy requirements and market instruments. It focuses on pollution monitoring and reporting, providing you with a detailed understanding of environmental data collection, interpretation and evaluation.

Study mode

Whether you're looking to enhance your career prospects or planning to return to work after a career break, we offer a flexible part-time study programme which enables you to study around work or family commitments. Since a third of our students choose to study part-time, you'll benefit from the range of backgrounds and experiences of fellow students. 

Study level

Choose a level of study that suits you - MSc (180 credits), PGDip (120 credits) or PGCert (60 credits) or simply select from our wide range of individual modules - ideal as refresher training or to suit employers looking to provide staff development opportunities in specialist areas.  

Example module

Our Pollution Measurement and Analysis module explores pollution survey design and implementation, sampling principles and practice, analysis options, data quality control and data interpretation. The approach used will encourage the development of practical skills and an understanding of the problems and uncertainties associated with measurement and analysis. The practical element will also allow students to gain experience in monitoring diverse environmental media and to set the data collected into the context of environmental management and policy monitoring.


We provide a wide variety of support to our part-time students including a dedicated academic advisor, our Upgrade service which provides support with writing assignments and online access to your study programme through your Personal Information Portal (PIP). 

NERC studentships

Prestigious Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) studentships are being awarded to MSc applicants.  Studentships pay student’s course fees in addition to a bursary in excess of £8,000 and may be distributed amongst successful candidates either as 100% fully funded awards or as a minimum of 50% funding.

Fees and scholarships

Costs vary annually. For 2011-12 entry fees are as follows. CPD ranges from £250 per undergraduate module to £640 per postgraduate module. This MSc costs £3,140 per annum in part-time mode.  We are pleased to offer scholarships to part-time MSc degree applicants - visit our website for further details.

Research opportunities

Life Sciences also has one of the largest postgraduate research communities at Oxford Brookes offering flexible research opportunities across a range of disciplines; ideal for employees who wish to study part-time and be based in their workplace. Fees for 2011-12 start from approximately £4,000 per annum (including a bench fee of £2,500, which may be waived when undertaking a project in the workplace. For further information, contact [email protected].

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