Environmental Management

Open University in Ireland

Environmental Management

If you’re interested in designing and participating in more effective environmental management, this diploma is for you. It’s suitable for a wide range of contexts, from government, commerce and industry to voluntary, local and community organisations. You will consider the everyday concerns of environmental protection, natural resource management and rapidly changing environmental legislation and policy, in global and local contexts – gaining the skills you need to unpack the issues and play an active and creative role in the process of improving environmental performance, in all sectors of society.

Key features of the course
• Designed to help you meet the challenges of environmental management in the context of sustainable development
• Develops your ability to make informed decisions about environmental issues, whether at work, in your community or at home
• The opportunity to top up to the MSC in Environmental Development in just one more year.

Subjects taught

To gain this qualification, you need 120 credits.
For module details please see "Course Web Page".

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
However, some option modules do have entry requirements. We’ll ask you to prove you meet them when you register for any of these modules:
• Advance your independent learning (YXM830)

Although this qualification has no entry requirements, we recommend you have:
• A UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline.
• Minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores of:
o Reading: 5.5
o Writing: 5.5
o Speaking: 5.5
o Listening: 5.5
o Overall: 6.0.

Our free course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, helps you develop the skills and confidence to manage the requirements and demands of postgraduate study.

You’ll also need the skills and knowledge to:
• Write technical essays and reports at a high level.
• Carry out calculations using logarithms and the exponential function.
• Analyse numerical data.
• Understand and apply scientific principles in relation to chemical reactions, biological processes and energy conversion.

While Environmental monitoring and protection (T868) may not be the module you study first, the T868 diagnostic will help you assess if you’re ready for this qualification.


Minimum 2 years

Enrolment dates

See Course Web Page link for next start date.

Post Course Info

Career relevance
Our environmental management programme is for people who are interested in designing, managing and participating in more effective environmental management processes. For example, if you are involved in setting up or responding to environmental or integrated management systems, planning new development projects or are trying to understand or manage sustainability.

Students on our environmental management programme are drawn from industry, commerce, local government, consultancies, non-governmental organisations and communities. They include people already involved in environmental management and those who wish to be – both personally and professionally.

You can select modules that are most relevant to your interests and career aspirations as your study builds from postgraduate certificate through diploma to our MSc.

This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in this expanding sector.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Pg Dip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Flexible

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