MSc Environmental Policy and ManagementFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Start date||September 2020|
This programme is aimed at talented graduates seeking to develop or enhance their expertise in the fields of environmental policy, management, protection and advocacy.
It is led by the School of Geographical Sciences, the top-ranked geography department in the UK for research (Times Higher Education analysis of REF 2014) and a highly regarded centre for research and teaching in environmental processes, systems and the social sciences. Staff in the school have been directly involved in advising the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and regularly engage with policymakers, industry and non-profit organisations at local, national and international levels.
The programme is closely affiliated with the University's Cabot Institute, which promotes multidisciplinary research around global environmental change, and benefits from our location in the city of Bristol, the UK's first ever European Green Capital and a vibrant hub of environmental activism and technological innovation.
Through a demanding academic curriculum and practice-based learning opportunities, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed for employment in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2020/21
Students from developing Commonwealth countries may be eligible to apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme, University of Bristol Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship, and the School of Geographical Sciences Phyllis Mary Morris Bursaries.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The programme consists of six compulsory taught units and a dissertation project. You will learn from natural scientists about the fundamentals of climate science and analysis of remotely sensed data. Taught units delivered by social scientists provide training in areas such as environmental governance, policy analysis and statistical methods. In the Consultancy Project unit, you will have the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills through an extended team-based project that is of interest to one of our partner organisations.
You then complete a research dissertation of 15,000 words on an environmental topic of your choice, either independently or in partnership with an external organisation in the public, private or non-profit sector.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Environmental Policy and Management.
Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree with a final average of 65% or above (or international equivalent) in Geography, Sociology, Social Policy, Environmental Science or related discipline. Relevant professional experience or qualifications may also be considered as equivalent to the academic entry requirements given above and considered on a case-by-case basis.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
Our graduates have gone on to work in environmental consulting, the civil service, environmental management, conservation, marketing and communications, and a range of private companies in areas such as sustainable housing and energy.
31 July 2020 for International applicants. 19 Aug 2020 for UK and EU applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
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REF 2014 results
- Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology (Geography):
- 51% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 33% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 14% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 2% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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