1 UK POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Climate Change, Environment, Sustainable Development Reference: Environmental Economics and Environmental Management MSc University of York Qualification: MSc in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management This course is designed with two goals in mind. First, it provides a professional qualification for those intending to work or already working in the area of environmental management. Second, it serves as preparation for those who wish to enrol in a research degree in the field of environmental economics and environmental management. From the field of ecology, it offers insights into the functioning of ecological systems, and the nature of the ecological feedback mechanisms responding to the economic utilisation of these systems, it offers insights into the optimal utilisation and management of scarce ecological resources. The compulsory taught modules are research methods, applied microeconomics, introductory econometrics or quantitative analysis or environmental economics. Some of the optional modules are: wildlife management, marine ecosystem management and pollution effects on soil or plant or water ecosystems. Renewable Energy and Architecture MSc Nottingham University Type of Attendance: Full time Qualification: MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture This multi-disciplinary, international course is carefully structured to accommodate the interests and skills of those who are related to building design and technology, and building energy and environmental performance. The MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture examines the integration of renewable and sustainable technologies into the site plan and building form, fabric and services. The course also addresses issues such as architectural design and construction, energy use and global warming, new and renewable energy technologies, novel materials and their influence on buildings and occupant comfort. It is designed to stimulate and encourage novel and imaginative solutions to the challenging task of designing environmentally responsible buildings worldwide. It attracts students from over twenty countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America, over half of which come from architectural backgrounds. By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge, as well as experience on this subject, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience.
2 Environmental Management and Technology MSc Oxford Brookes University Duration: 12 months Qualification: MSc in Environmental Management and Technology This course examines the principles, procedures and methods of good environmental management and sustainable practice against evolving UK and international legal and policy requirements such as ISO14001, the Eco-Audit and Management Scheme. It also focuses on the monitoring and reporting of pollution. This course give a detailed understanding of environmental data collection and interpretation, as well as developing students ability to critically evaluate data - an essential skill for any environmental manager. In addition to the development of these core competencies, students conduct more detailed study within a range of speciality areas of environmental management such as contaminated land and its remediation, waste management and minimisation, sustainable business practice, and environmental impact assessment. Thus students able to put together a portfolio which complements and extends students existing knowledge. Sustainable Building Technology MSc Nottingham University Type of Attendance: Full time Qualification: MSc in Sustainable Building Technology The MSc in Sustainable Building Technology is specifically tailored towards graduates in building services, architectural environmental engineering, architecture and other related disciplines. The strong emphasis is targeted to successful integration of renewable and sustainable energy technologies into buildings, which requires an understanding of both design and technology and hence the close co-operation of architecture and engineering. The course is therefore designed to allow discussion and exchange of information between different disciplines and encourage novel and imaginative solutions to the challenge of producing environmentally friendly buildings. The programme is set within the Institute for Sustainable Energy Technology. As part of its remit, the School of the Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. You may have the opportunity to attended conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad.
3 Tourism: Environment and Development MSc Oxford Brookes University Duration: 12 months Qualification: MSc in Tourism: Environment and Development Awarding Body: Oxford Brookes University Accreditation: partial exemption from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is being sought. It is now widely recognised that tourism represents one of the world's largest industries, which can have far-reaching impacts (both positive and negative) on natural and cultural environments. The MSc in Tourism: Environment and Development course at Oxford Brookes has been designed to ensure that the long-term future of the tourism industry and the environment is realised through the effective use of tourism planning and sustainable development. The course explores current and topical issues in the development of tourism destinations. It is designed to equip graduates with knowledge and critical understanding of techniques and skills necessary to plan for tourism development, without imposing unnecessary change or damage on the natural, socio-economic, and cultural environments of the destination, ie sustainable tourism development. (Ecological Economics) PgDip/MSc University of Leeds Duration: 12 months Qualification: PgDip/MSc in Sustainability (Ecological Economics) This programme focuses on the field of environmental and ecological economics as it analyses interactions between economy, society and environment. It is at this intersection that we realise and increasingly understand the complexity of production, consumption and policy choices. To address these choices, ecological economists use analytical tools and draw on concepts coming from many different disciplines and fields of experience. Usually, the aim is to propose policy measures for sustainable development. Within this programme, we combine modules that build strong foundations in broader debates on sustainability with more specialist modules that examine the principles, tools and applications of environmental and ecological economics. The course introduces students to the range of economic perspectives and tools and it shows how they can be applied and used to address environmental problems in a wide range of different contexts. Sustainable Development MSc Surrey University Qualification: MSc in Sustainable Development Awarding Body: University of Surrey This course provide students with a thorough conceptual framework and the skills necessary to analyse effectively the relationship between environmental issues and human society, and make judgements about policies and their implementation; equip participants with the awareness and skills to evaluate existing political, socio-economic, ethical, cultural and regulatory frameworks to inform decisions that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development etc.
4 Sustainable Electrical Power MSc Brunel University Qualification: MSc in Sustainable Electrical Power Awarding Body: Brunel University This MSc programme meets the industrial demand for the training and education of both existing and future engineers in the advanced concepts of sustainable electrical power and energy generation. This programme aims to produce graduates of the highest calibre with the right skills and knowledge who will be capable of leading in teams involved in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of the power systems and networks of the future. The course comprises the following modules: Energy Economics and Power Markets; Power System Operation and Management; Power Electronics and FACTS; Power System Analysis and Security; Sustainable Power Generation; Power System Stability and Control; Project Management; Sustainable Electrical Power Workshop; Dissertation. S ustainable Energy: Technologies and Management MSc Brunel University Qualification: MSc in Sustainable Energy: Technologies and Management Energy management using sustainable technologies and implementation of environmental initiatives play a rapidly increasing role in many public organisations and industry. There is an urgent need for trained personnel to advise, implement and deliver strategies and management for sustainable practices. This programme empowers graduates with a sound knowledge of sustainable technologies and skills for effective energy management with regard for environmental protection. It will enable them to create new opportunities for their employers by bringing an appreciation for current research into industrial use. This course covers the following core modules; Energy Conversion Technologies; Energy in the Built Environment; Renewable Energy Technologies; Sustainable Development and Energy Use - Energy in Transport and Industry; Environmental Legislation - Energy and Environmental Review and Audit; Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment; Research Methodology and Innovation; Strategic Management and Enterprise; Dissertation.
5 Environment and Climate Change MSc Liverpool University Qualification: MSc in Environment and Climate Change The programme, formerly entitled 'Recent Environmental Change' is focused on understanding those processes, both natural and anthropogenic, which have contributed to contemporary environmental problems and which threaten to transform our environment. Emphasis is placed on techniques for reconstructing recent environmental change, methods of contemporary monitoring and providing the context for predicted possible future consequences. This programme has a strong practical component within which there is specialist training in a wide variety of field and laboratory techniques. For a Diploma, students will complete and be assessed on eight months of coursework. For the MSc, an additional four months will be spent preparing and submitting a dissertation based either on a research project or a placement with an appropriate institution. Sustainable Design MA Middlesex University Qualification: MA Sustainable Design Can design make a difference in a world that faces increased population, diminishing resouces, climate change and continued disparity of opportunity? The MA Sustainable Design seeks to foster in its students a questioning approach to the issues which face the planet in the 21st century, and to which design may respond and make a valuable contribution. The course attracts graduates, practicing designers and mid-career professionals from a variety of design and allied disciplines. Whatever your background, our intention is to provide you with a creative and energietic working environment for the exploration, development and cross-fertilisation of design ideas. Agricultural and Environmental Engineering MSc (by Research) Cranfield University Qualification: MSc in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering The research project is the key element of the Agricultural and Environmental Engineering MSc and provides the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of study in line with our students' career interests and aspirations. To reflect the current pan-european approach of many multi-national organisations, we hope that many of the projects will be undertaken in continental Europe.
6 Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management PgCert/PgDip/MSc Cranfield University Qualification: PgCert/PgDip/MSc in Economics for Natural Resource and Environmental Management The course aims to meet the increasing demand for natural resource and environmental economists who can help achieve the pressing need to build the economic dimensions of environmental change into the decisions of individuals, households, private organisations and governments. It critically analyses the two-way relationship between economic and environmental systems and provides students with the knowledge and skills to apply the key concepts and principles of natural resource and environmental economics. The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, an introductory module, a group project and an individual research project. The modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through written examinations and assignments. These provide the knowledge of theory and techniques required for the group and individual projects. Course content includes: The Economy in the Environment Principles of Economics; Welfare Economics and the Environment; Environmental Valuation; Environmental Econometrics; Natural Resource Economics; Environmental Policy; Institutions and Natural Resource Management; Globalisation and Environmental Change. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete eight modules, the introductory module and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete six taught modules. Environmental Management for Business PgCert/PgDip/MSc Cranfield University Qualification: PgCert/PgDip/MSc in Environmental Management for Business This course integrates interests and applications from business through economics to policy development and review; this includes a range of environmental management tools such as environmental auditing and environmental management systems, as well as analysis of current legal, policy and strategic frameworks, and global issues such as climate change; graduates will be able to develop and implement best practice strategies in the public and private sectors.
7 Waste and Resource Management PgCert/PgDip/MSc Cranfield University Qualification: PgCert/PgDip/MSc in Integrated Waste Management The waste industry recognises that it urgently needs well-qualified, technical staff with management expertise who can meet the challenges of the future waste and resource management agenda. To address this demand, we have developed the Integrated Waste Management course with considerable input from the sector. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules, a group project, and an individual design project. The modules include lectures and tutorials and are assessed through written examinations and assignments. These provide the 'tools' required for the group and individual projects, which are supported by the waste sector. The modules are: Amenity Impact and Diagnostics; Landfill Science; Process Science and Engineering - Waste; Project and Contract Management; Sustainable Resource Management; Toxicology, Exposure and Risk; Waste Management Principles; Waste Treatment Principles. Design & Environment MA Goldsmiths, University of London Qualification: MA in Design & Environment This MA in Design and Environment addresses the intersection of design and environmental issues from the perspectives of both theory and practice-based study. In distinction to other programmes in the area, the MA in Design and Environment undertakes and intensive inquiry into environmental discourses and practices in order to enable creative projects that would not be possible in other contexts. In this sense, the programme establishes a critical-creative setting in which students challenge existing theory and practice and explore ways to (re)develop their own practice. Environment, Development and Policy MA Sussex University Qualification: MA in Environment, Development and Policy Autumn term: Environmental Systems, Stability and Change and Political Economy of the Environment. Spring term: Two of International Relations of Global Environmental Change, Rural Production Systems and Environmental Management, Critical Debates in Environment and Development or Environmental Policy and Industrial Technology. Summer term and vacation: one of Geographical Information Systems or Topics in Environment and Development and write a short dissertation, or undertake supervised work on a long dissertation.
8 Engineering in the Coastal Environment MSc University of Southampton Qualification: MSc in Engineering in the Coastal Environment This course provides training in fundamental aspects of coastal engineering and oceanography, with emphasis on relevant environmental issues relating to the UK south coast. Students may be engineers, oceanographers or environmental scientists. Courses provide the background material in engineering and oceanography. Individual projects will be undertaken in collaboration with industrial partners currently working in the field of coastal engineering. Emphasis is on applied issues with a view to employment in industry. Course Structure - Introductory Courses: Introduction to civil engineering; and Introduction to marine geology. Core Units: Coastal morphodynamics; Applied sediment dynamics; Maritime and coastal engineering; Coastal flood defence; Modelling in environmental and earth system science; Geographical information systems; Key skills: Applied oceanography; Environmental audit and risk assessment. Environmental Management Programme MSc University of Southampton Qualification: MSc in Environmental Management Programme The programme aims to provide the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills required for a career in the environmental sector. It is designed with flexibility in mind, providing a balance of specialist training and the acquisition of advanced, transferable skills. The success of the programme is due to its interdisciplinary nature and benefits from a diverse mix of students from a variety of backgrounds. Core units comprise: Contemporary global environmental issues; Environmental law and practice; Techniques for environmental researchers; and Environmental communication and practice.
9 Sustainable Energy Technologies MSc University of Southampton Qualification: MSc in Sustainable Energy Technologies This programme aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds with an academically challenging exposure to modern energy technologies for sustainable developments. The taught part of the course consists of 12 modules, totalling 120 CATS points, and a research project and dissertation which are equivalent to 60 CATS points. The program consists of seven compulsory modules, plus a choice from a list of options. Core modules (compulsory): Introduction to Energy Technologies; Energy Resources, Usage and Sustainability; Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems; Fuel Cells; Renewable Energy from the Environment; Automotive Propulsion; Nuclear Energy Technology. Optional modules include: Advanced Electrical Systems; Nuclear Environmental Impact Assessment; Transportation Planning; Energy Resources and Engineering; Transport and Environment; Environmental Audit and Assessment; as well as Thermal Processing and Energy Recovery from Waste; Human Factors; Introductory Physical Oceanography; Operational Risk Management; Decision Theory; or Electro-Mechanical Power Systems for Aircraft and Spacecraft; Marine Safety and Environmental Engineering; Marine Propulsion Engineering; Nuclear Safety Management; Nuclear Safety Case Development; Sustainable Infrastructure; Modelling in Environmental and Earth System; Management and Organisation. Applied Environmental Economics MSc Imperial College London Qualification: MSc in Applied Environmental Economics This programme provides students with a sound theoretical base and practical appreciation of environmental and natural resource economics. Core modules are: applied econometrics, economic principles, economics of environmental policy, environmental valuation, natural resource economics and research report. Building Energy and Environmental Performance Modelling MSc Cardiff University Qualification: MSc in Building Energy and Environmental Performance Modelling The course aims to offer knowledge and expertise in the effective use of building modelling for assessing energy and environmental performance at the scale both of individual buildings and the city, using computational analysis and physical scale modelling. Modules in the taught element are: Ambient Environment; Light and Shade; Thermal Analysis; CFD and Air Flow Modelling; Efficient Building Service; Urban Scale Modelling In a second stage of the course, students investigate in greater depth an aspect of the subject that interests them. They produce a written dissertation based on their research.
10 Environmental Design of Buildings: Architecture MSc Cardiff University Qualification: MSc in Architecture: Environmental Design of Buildings The course aims to offer knowledge and expertise for specialising in the design of comfortable and health environments in and around buildings, regardless of climate, and with due regard to sustainable issues; this is an area of expertise often tending to fall between the normal professional interests of architects and engineers. Modules titles are: Ambient Environment; Skins and Spaces; Passive design; Efficient Building Services; Building Environment; Framework of Sustainable Design. Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy MSc Cardiff University Qualification: MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy To offer knowledge and expertise for developing a career along a research-based route, or taking advantage of the increasing professionalisation of jobs in the private and public sectors, including: Corporate environmental policy; Environmental pressure groups; Government departments & environmental agencies; & Consultancy. Climate Change and Risk Management MSc Exeter University Qualification: MSc in Climate Change and Risk Management The first of its kind in the UK, this taught Masters programme, offered at the Cornwall Campus, addresses some of the most important issues affecting society; namely, present and future climate changes and their economic and social impacts. It is closely informed by expertise in the business community and the world-leading climate modelling and prediction capability of the UK Met Office's Hadley Centre. Climate change is likely to maintain its prominence in all areas of human activity over the coming century, as well as increasingly influence aspects of resource scarcity and risk management. It is clear that there will be increasing commercial, political and academic demand for graduates trained to a high degree in climate science. The programme explores the relationship between climate, hazards and risk, with an emphasis on applying scientific knowledge to environmental management problems, and is of direct relevance to careers in insurance, industry, and research into climate and hazard modelling and risk assessment. An important component running through the programme is the use of technologies such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and modelling as predictive and management tools for climate change science. Some of these can be achieved using the Department's own Beowulf computer cluster. Modules 1. Core modules: Issues in Climate Change; Research Methods; Hazards and Modelling; Dissertation. 2. Options taken in both semesters include: Philosophy of Science; Historic Climate Change; Climate Change, Policy and Law; Statistics.
11 Ecology & the Environment MSc Lancaster University Qualification: MSc in Ecology & the Environment This course covers all aspects of environmental and ecological sciences. Students choose optional modules which include: environmental risk; scientific writing; ecology, conservation and culture; plant-microbe interactions; electron microscopy; using the national vegetation classification; environmental radioactivity; air and water pollution control technology; chemical risk assessment; waste management; contaminated land and remediation; biological effects of air pollution and climate change; molecular techniques in environmental research; environmental physiology of plants in a changing climate; scientific approaches to national countryside monitoring. Environmental Pollution & Protection MSc Lancaster University Qualification: MSc in Environmental Pollution & Protection The course covers aspects from pollutant behaviour to the assessment of management and remediation strategies. It includes sources of pollution; behaviour in aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric environments; modern analytical techniques; risk assessment; remediation processes; pollution prevention. The international legislative framework, computing and laboratory skills form an essential backdrop to all aspects of the course. Carbon Management MSc University of Edinburgh Duration: 12 months Qualification: This course can lead to one of the following qualifications: MSc Carbon Management or PG Dip Carbon Management In collaboration between the University's world-renowned School of Geosciences and Management School and Economics, the MSc in Carbon Management provides high-level interdisciplinary skills and training in the business, economics and science of carbon management.it is designed for graduates wanting an advanced academic qualification as a launch pad for careers in carbon and climate change management by business, industry and government. Integration of expertise in business and economics research with that in global carbon cycling, climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation to provide graduates with an holistic understanding of carbon management. Assessment of the policies at international, national and local level devised to address the impacts of climate change either through adaptation or mitigation. All students attend and complete the four compulsory core courses: Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation; Carbon Economics; Business & Climate Change; Climate Change Management. Additional courses are selected from a wide range offered by related MSc programmes within the School of Geosciences and the Management School and Economics.
12 Applied Mathematical Sciences with Climate Change Impacts Modelling MSc/PgDip/PgCert Heriot-Watt University Type of Attendance: Full time Qualification: MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Applied Mathematical Sciences with Climate Change Impacts Modelling Climate Change is recognised as having potentially huge impacts on the environment and on human society. This course aims to provide an understanding of Climate Change causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation measures from a Life Science perspective in conjunction with developing a wide variety of mathematical modelling skills that can be used to investigate the impacts of climate change. The course closely follows the structure of our Applied Mathematical Sciences MSc. Two of the mandatory modules will specifically focus on understanding the issues related to climate change and are taught by the School of Life Sciences (Climate Change: Causes and Impacts; Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Measures). The other modules will provide complementary skills in applied mathematics, ecological modelling, statistics and scientific computing. The course schedule, complete with information on all of the mandatory and optional modules, will be similar to Biological and Ecological Modelling MSc. The final part of the MSc is an extended project in mathematical modelling of the impacts of climate change on environmental systems, giving the opportunity to investigate a topic in some depth guided by leading research academics.