Master Environmental Management with postgraduate study

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Secure better futures Master environmental management


Achieve net-zero emissions. Ensure global health. Protect previous ecosystems. There is so much we urgently need to do. Now is the time rebuild a sustainable planet.

If you are considering postgraduate study to either advance your career or take a new direction where you can better manage our environment, see where a environmental management-focused postgraduate degree with the University of Salford can take you.

Start an environment career path this year

Rising to the challenge of our perilous world, we offer a range of environment postgraduate courses that can be the start of your next journey. So, whether you are looking to help your organisation be more sustainable, or you want to drive policies to make a difference, our courses can help you achieve your goals.

Join our next Open Day

Start your environmental management postgraduate study journey and meet the course team. Register now for our next Open Day on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Take your career further

  • Refocus - our environmental management postgraduate courses are ideal for graduates or career-switchers looking to develop a career in sustainability or the environment

  • Prepare - enhance your existing technical knowledge in preparation for a more senior role, or to move into academic or industry-based research

  • Specialise - use postgraduate study to build specialist knowledge in areas such as sustainability, project management and digital transformation

Environmental Management The Salford Experience

Sustainability research

Research-led. Industry-focused.

The University of Salford is growing its teaching, research and consultancy services for environmental-management based practitioners.  We deliver courses that build your professional practice knowledge, help you analyse the ‘big issues’ in environmental science and develop critical thinking skills.

  • Immersive approach - we use authentic, experimental problem-based learning to help you develop a range of relevant and transferable skill in professional communication, project management and professional networking.
  • Real-world relevant - our postgraduate courses are delivered by academics and practitioners who are part of our Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre, a community supporting goals such as achieving zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, creating safe and sustainable cities and communities, and preserving life below water and on land. Our postgraduate courses all include research design and delivery. You will learn to plan and execute a programme of research and to analyse research results  in a field and laboratory settings

Explore our environmental management postgraduate courses

Environmental Assessment and Management (MSc)

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  • Explore management, technological and regulatory systems designed to reduce environmental risks
  • Build legal, economic, social and scientific perspectives of environmental assessment and management
  • IEMA accreditation enables course graduates to qualify for GradIEMA professional status

Health and Global Environment (MSc)

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  • Develop critical and analytical skills to manage a range of health-specific topics with global relevance
  • Learn how to implement the theories behind health and the global environment
  • Understand the role and impact stakeholders and institutions have in influencing global health

Safety, Health and Environment (MSc)

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  • Broaden your knowledge of both environmental and occupational health
  • Develop skills relevant to modern Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) practice
  • Learn how to undertake health, safety and environmental audits

Sustainability (MSc)

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  • Study topical issues, including food security, renewable energy, water security and waste management
  • Explore best practice and radical approaches in delivering sustainability projects and practices 
  • Develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of global issues such as pollution and remediation

Wildlife Conservation (MSc)

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  • Explore current field methods and techniques used to measure and evaluate biodiversity
  • Understand how invasive species and pathogens alter local ecological communities and biodiversity
  • Develop skills to produce and interpret maps for conservation planning and monitoring

Environment postgraduate research

Take your subject interest further with postgraduate research.

Our Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre is home to PhD and Research Master’s opportunities exploring a range of topics, from energy and food security to ecosystem services and environmental assessment.

Explore our Doctoral School to learn more about research training, support and opportunities.

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With a range of onsite parking, excellent public transport links and Salford Crescent train station a short walk from our enviable parkland campus, commuting here couldn’t be easier.