What will I learn?

This course is designed to develop environmental leaders who are equipped to drive and direct change in organisations, in order to address the profound environmental challenges of our time.


The core curriculum of MSc Environmental Leadership and Management will give you an understanding of fundamental environmental processes and the ways in which contemporary environmental decisions are made. You will develop as an informed, environmentally aware leader who is ready to be an effective agent of change and influence within organisations.

You will:

  • develop a deep understanding of the key environmental and sustainability challenges facing the world today, such as water quality and supply, clean air, climate change, urbanisation, biodiversity loss and sustainable energy resources
  • be exposed to cutting edge scientific and social science thinking about how to measure, analyse and address these challenges
  • identify and develop the character and personal competencies necessary to be an effective environmental leader
  • learn to utilise your leadership, communication and management skills, through practical experience, to be a change driver in a competitive organisational context, whilst also championing the environment
  • develop your ability to analyse information so that you can make sound judgements, find innovative solutions and take achievable actions that will meet the needs of organisations and the environment
  • gain the skills necessary for identifying, evaluating and mapping environmental challenges, visioning solutions and strategising pathways for change


Your skills as a solutions-orientated change agent will enhance your career opportunities across a range of sectors, and could enable you to lead fundamental, system-wide reorganisation across technological, economic and social arenas.

As a graduate of our MSc Environmental Leadership and Management, you will have developed leadership skills and specialist knowledge that could contribute to transformative change at a local and global level, which is required to halt this trajectory.

Which department am I in?

School of Geography

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,925.00 (US$ 27,050) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021


University Park Campus

University of Nottingham,


NG7 2RJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students offering a Bachelor's degree from an American university are welcome to apply for a Masters programme. For most programmes we look for a GPA of at least 3.0. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Applicants need to have 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element). TOEFL (IBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements).

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


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