Environmental Management

Open University in Scotland


From improving a company’s competitive edge and complying with environmental legislation to addressing the global challenges of climate change and energy conservation, environmental management affects us all.

This qualification is designed to expand your knowledge of environmental management and develop the skills to participate in more effective, informed and creative environmental decision making – whether you’re already a specialist working in the field or planning to get involved, professionally or personally.

You will examine current concerns of environmental protection, natural resource management and rapidly changing environmental legislation and policy, in local and global contexts. You’ll also develop the skills you need to unpack the issues and participate creatively in the process of improving environmental performance in all sectors of society.

On completion of Stage 1 students can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Management.

On completion of Stage 2 students can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management.

Entry Requirements

You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent.

Computer and internet access necessary.

Start Date

Contact institution


Postgraduate Master's

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3 years (minimum)





SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals