The need for environmental sustainability is increasingly acknowledged in policy areas throughout the developed and developing world. For this reason, our course is designed for those looking to gain a high-level qualification in the theory and practical application of sustainable environmental management.
Our Master's degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management (suited to those with science and technical experience) offers insight into the causes and solutions to a range of environmental issues. You will develop the ability to evaluate the constraints and opportunities facing a variety of institutions and acquire the skills required to implement sustainable policies. You will exercise problem solving scenarios, develop analytical skills and critically evaluate environmental management policies.
You will study alongside students from a range of cultural backgrounds offering you the chance to learn in an international arena and share ideas on a global scale. You will also take part in a field trip to southern Spain with our teaching staff including researchers from our world-renowned Flood Hazard Research Centre, who have conducted research into desertification processes, management and policy solutions.
This module sets the ethos of the programme orienting students towards the sustainability issues across the three core domains of sustainability – the environmental domain, social domain and economic domain. It presents the theory, drivers, experience and challenges across various spheres of experience and practice including the natural environment, communities and business. It also presents the approaches used to influence these contexts.
This module provides students with the opportunity to experience sustainability challenges and the approaches for resolution in practice through a field trip supported by workshops and seminars building on learning of key sustainability contexts.
This module grounds student learning in the policy, legal and governance relating to sustainability from local to international level. It provides key principles of policy and law, and their application to key domains of concern.
This module equips students with the practical tools and approaches to successful environmental assessment and management in organisations through a focus on the environmental management systems approach and application to varying industry sectors.
This module prepares students with the philosophical and practical methodological approaches to research through lectures and workshops which prepare the student not only with knowledge but practical experience of working with the tools and computer packages including Minitab and NVivo.
This module provides for independent research completion by the student to completion of MSc level dissertation supported by a dedicated supervisor.
This pathway supports student learning in this aligned area of practice. Students engage in learning about risk theory and practice, with a focus on risk management systems and the experience of risk management as it relates to flood hazard management. This pathway is underpinned by the research of the award winning Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University.
This module provides students with the preparatory skills for undertaking a work experience placement in a relevant field. Supported by the Middlesex University Employability Office, students are given the opportunity to undertake a work placement.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
The environmental and occupational health suite contains industry-grade equipment which enables students to experience the real-world process of investigation, engagement with clients, strategies development and the promotion of best practice in a business setting.
The suite houses extensive collections of food and other pests, noise assessment equipment for both environmental and occupational exposure, environmental pollution monitoring equipment, occupational hygiene equipment, building materials and a dedicated resource library.
Maeve is programme leader of the MSc Sustainability and Environmental Management and leads module PRS4700 Environmental Assessment and Management. A sustainability practitioner prior to joining the university, her interests relate to both knowledge transfer and research in social sustainability in the area of built environment supply chains.
Meri leads PRS4530 Law and Governance. Her work involves investigation of environmental governance approaches, actors, and policy instruments. Her research interests include integration of environmental standards and values into rural and agricultural EU policies and planning, power, networks and policy implementation.
Christophe's research with the Flood Hazard Research Centre is mainly focused on understanding how society can better manage the environment through the lens of the water resources and their associated risks (e.g. flood, drought, pollution). He leads PRS4510 Global Sustainability Issues.
MSc in Sustainable Environment Management graduate
I'm really enjoying working in the sustainability sector after a couple of years of failed attempts before the master's and I'm really pleased to have found a job with such a well-established company in sustainability.
Energy Analyst | MSc Sustainable Environmental Management graduate