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What will I learn?

About the course

The MSc Environmental Management for Agriculture course examines agriculture activities and their potential to impact both positively and negatively on the environment. It explains how environmental management systems, environmental auditing, life cycle assessment and environmental impact assessment can be used in the farm situation. This course aims to use environmental management to deliver sustainable agricultural management. Students will gain a holistic understanding and the interdisciplinary training to identify on-farm environmental risks and the knowledge and skills needed to develop answers. The specialist core modules have been designed to ensure understanding of the issues, where the science is balanced with the practical demands of the farm/producer/grower. You will develop the expertise required for a career in research, development, policy, or within the advisory sector relating to sustainability in farming systems, the food supply chain, environmental management and rural development, or to apply their skills in agriculture.

This course is accredited by IEMA, a professional body for people working in environment and sustainability. This course entitles students to FREE student membership for the duration of the course and on successful completion you qualify for GradIEMA. Graduate membership is a launch-pad for future leaders within environment and sustainability and offers a range of benefits to support you throughout your career. You can then ‘fast track’ to Practitioner Membership (PIEMA) following successful completion of the work-based assessment of competence. The course has also been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) which means that whilst students are enrolled on the programme they are eligible for complementary student membership with that institution. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for graduate membership.

Why choose this course?

Learn environmental skills to enable the delivery of sustainable agricultural production BASIS points are available for specialist agriculture modules Flexible modular structure enables students to study whilst working. This allows part-time student to not have to take more than 12 days off a year (if studying over 2/3 years). Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessement (IEMA) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

Which department am I in?

School of Life and Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,950.00 (14,40,314) per year
Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

28 September 2021, 18 January 2022, 28 September 2022

Venue

University of Hertfordshire

College Lane,

Hatfield,

Hertfordshire,

AL10 9AB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A minimum of a 2.2. Honours degree, in agriculture, botany, plant sciences, horticulture, zoology, environmental sciences, or a related subject or a professional qualification and / or work experience equivalent to the above. Students whose first language is not English are required to achieve a 6.5 IELTS score. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) a score of 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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