Urban Environmental Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Urban Environmental Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences


Post- graduate





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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

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

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  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

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  • Start Date:

    January and September

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Why study this programme?

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 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 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

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Monday 27th June 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
2015 Entry | 2016 Entry


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400



The full list of modules indicated on this course page are for information purposes only. Certain modules may not be delivered every year and delivery might be dependent on the number of students selecting a given module. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this course, you are accepting that it is possible that not all of these module options will be available. At (or before) the start of each academic year, you will have an opportunity to discuss your course and preferred module options with your tutor. The University will then do all it reasonably can to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred module options.

Fees 2016/17

Full-time: £6,300 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,000 per 20 credit module (first 6 modules) (UK/EU)

Further information:

For 2015/16 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

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. 

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Learning Environment and 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.

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