Urban Environmental Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Urban Environmental Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences


Post- graduate





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Course Enquiries
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 Thursday 5th November, 2015.
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

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 (2015 intake).


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



Full-time: £6,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £525 per module (UK/EU)

Residential Fees: £300

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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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