Environmental Management

Open University in Ireland

Environmental Management

Expand your knowledge and skills needed for effective, informed and creative environmental management. You’ll examine current local and global concerns in areas such as environmental protection, legislation and policy, and natural resource management. Develop your skills in analysing the issues and improving environmental performance in all sectors.

Subjects taught

To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits

For information on modules go to https://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/qualifications/f65#course-details

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:

Reading: 5.5
Writing: 5.5
Speaking: 5.5
Listening: 5.5
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 3 years.

How long it takes
The minimum time to complete is 3 years. The maximum time to complete is 8 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 decision-making 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 are drawn from industry, commerce, local and national governments, consultancies, non-governmental organisations and communities. They include people already involved in environmental management and those who wish to be – both personally and professionally.

The professional route, where you take the MSc professional project as your final module, is particularly suitable if you want to develop your career in industry, commerce, the public sector or the third sector. The research route is more applicable if you intend to develop a career in research or go on to undertake study leading to a PhD or other research degree.

Whichever route you follow, this qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in this expanding sector.

Careers and Employability Services have more information on how OU study can improve your employability.

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Both institutions offer student membership to those registered on the MSc in Environmental Management.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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