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.
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
• nowledge and understanding
• ognitive skills
• ractical and professional skills
• Key skills
On successful completion of the required modules you can be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management entitling you to use the letters Pg Dip Env Mgmt (Open) after your name.
Once you have completed the postgraduate diploma, you can gain the MSc in Environmental Management (F65) by taking either a 60-credit research project or a 30-credit professional project together with an optional module.
Recognition in your country
If you intend to use your Open University qualifications to seek work or undertake further study outside the UK, we recommend checking whether your intended qualification will meet local requirements for your chosen career. Read recognition in my country.
If you have already completed some successful study at postgraduate level at another institution we may be able to give you credit that you can count towards this Open University qualification. If you intend to apply for credit transfer towards this diploma you are advised not to claim the postgraduate certificate as you will then not fulfil unique study requirements for this diploma. Please see our Credit Transfer site for details. If you make a successful claim for transferred credit it may affect your choice of modules, so you are advised to investigate this option as soon as possible.