Urban Environmental Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Urban Environmental Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert
The underlying ethos is that urban and environmental management requires both scientific and managerial expertise to integrate spatial and other forms of official intervention, particularly those related to urban & regional planning and to policy & management for environmental protection. As organisations develop corporate responsibility policies they are looking to employ urban environmental managers. The course provides a critical approach to theories, techniques and methods in urban planning and regeneration within the context of the environment. It provides students with a learning environment in which they will develop their capacity for independent study, their ability to collaborate with others in team settings. The broad areas covered include: a comprehensive introduction to urban environmental management, with particular reference to project planning and strategic planning and the involvement of people in such decisions. The course explores the role of practices and tools to inform and develop.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:




Study Mode:

Full time and Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Full-time: 12 months, Part-time: 24 months.


The Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Construction and Environment

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

January and September

Entry Requirements:
Specific entry requirements for the course are a minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours Degree in an appropriate/relevant subject or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent.
Programme Spec:

To download the Programme Specification for this course, please click here.

Course Content

Course Outline:

Course at a Glance

Semester 1

  • Integrated Urban Planning
  • Practical Aspects of Waste Management (option)
  • Applied Ecology (option)
  • Environmental Pollution Control
  • Dissertation

Semester 2

  • Waste Resource and Solutions
  • Environmental Management within Organisations
  • Urban Regeneration or Urbanisation in 21st Century
  • Dissertation

Semester 3

  • Dissertation

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Learning Environment & Assessment:

A combination of both coursework and online exercises. The coursework types include the following: technical reports, case studies essays, presentations, group work, online forum activity and academic posters.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

Several modules (Environmental Management within Organisations, Waste resource and Solutions, Practical Aspect of Waste Management and the Dissertation) are currently accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management. It is expected that accreditation will also be sought from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Trust.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range on businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and UCLan’s Careers Service can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

UCLan’s Academic Development and Employability team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

The standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course is below. For further information including the availability of bursaries/scholarships or student financial support please view our Fees and Finance pages. Full-time - £6000 (MSc) /£5000 (PGDip), plus £300 towards UK fieldtrips compulsory to the course, and an optional £1800 international fieldtrip

Part-time - £525 per module (PG Cert – 3 modules, PGDip – 6 modules, MSc – 9 modules), plus £150 per year towards UK fieldtrips compulsory to the course, and an optional £1800 international fieldtrip

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
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United Kingdom

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