Legislation and Management MSc (MSc)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4030

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 12190

All study options

About Legislation and Management MSc at Brunel University London

This market-leading course addresses the management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice and up-to-date legal processes. Specialising in Environmental Management and Environmental Legislation, the course bridges the gap between the fundamental scientific and technical data and the management decision-making process. You will also acquire the tools needed for environmental management, including project management, life cycle analysis, accounting and reporting, environmental reviews and audits.Entry RequirementsNormally at least a second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants with appropriate experience and other qualifications will be considered. Course AimsThe market leading Master's course in Environmental Science with Legislation and Management addresses the management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice and up to date legal processes involved in environmental control. Specialising in Environmental Management and Environmental Legislation, the course bridges the gap between the fundamental scientific and technical data and the management decision-making process. You will also acquire the tools needed for environmental management, including project management, life cycle analysis, accounting and reporting, environmental reviews and audits. This MSc is suitable for UK or International graduates or those with experience who wish to develop a career in the environmental industry and public bodies with environmental management and environmental legislation.Course ContentThis course provides a rigorous academic treatment of the fundamental scientific principles and practice of assessing and controlling the extent of environmental damage by Man's activities. The course emphasises the processes and techniques related to the reduction of emissions to air, land and water, and the effects of pollution together with the legislative framework in which they are set. It is designed to allow those whose career choice lies in fields such as environmental science, health protection and regulatory processes, to acquire a broad based knowledge of the concepts involved. The course is vocational and provides effective entry into all professions related to environmental pollution assessment and control. Modules (All Core)Principles of Sustainable Development: Energy in Transport and IndustryThis element includes: sustainable development, energy, energy use, energy as business issue, industrial processes and energy use, energy use by transport systems and travel, advanced transport systems, zero emission vehicles and fuel cell developments.Research and Critical Skills in Environmental SciencesMain topics of study: methods and techniques for knowledge analysis; skills associated with critical and reflective understanding/evaluation; skills associated with communication of scientific issues; issues associated with professional practice and research in environmental sciences; case studies in global climate change – development of an integrated understanding of the impacts of climate change on society and the environment and the increasing importance of sustainability as a guiding principle in all arenas of human activity. Global Climate ChangeMain topics of study include: relationship between climate and biophysical and social systems; instrumental record of climate and what it reveals about variability and reliability of climate; past global changes, including past climates and societal responses; climate models and predictions of future climates; future impacts: biophysical systems, agriculture, human health, resources, energy usage; rapid change caused by natural hazard processes.Environmental Hazard and RiskAims: To address various aspects of the relationship between hazard and risk, how risk is perceived and how government/industry/individuals assess risk in relation to natural, anthropogenic and occupational hazards in our environment. Topics: Conceptualising Hazard and Risk - Probability and the concept of risk - The Risk management cycle: risk assessment frameworks - Human versus Environmental Risk Assessment - Exposure characterisation: environmental transport and fate of chemicals - Hazard characterisation: toxicity endpoints from gene to community - Dose-response profiling: low dose effects and non-monotonic dose response relationships - Point-deterministic and probabilistic risk assessment procedures Ecotoxicology - An introduction to environmental toxicology - Toxic substances in the aquatic environment - Aquatic toxicity testing in the laboratory - Field studies in aquatic toxicity - Bioaccumulation and Bioavailability - Metabolism of Pollutants - Structure-Activity Relationships - A Specific Example: oestrogenic chemicals in the aquatic environment and their effects on fish - Single chemical versus mixture toxicity: modelling mixture effects - Monitoring of the Aquatic Environment Risk Perception and Management - The precautionary principle: late lessons from early signs - Risk management and risk communication - Perception of risk and stigma: socio-political influences on risk assessment Environmental ManagementAims: To introduce the concepts of key management principles necessary for the successful implementation of sound environmental management practice To study the environmental, technological and legislative issues in the management and disposal of solid, liquid and gaseous waste and the management of contaminat. Topics: Project Management; Resources for Environmental Appraisal; Vulnerability of Societies to Environmental Change and Risk Management; Environmental Management Policy; Environmental Management Systems; Principles of Waste Management; Waste Management and Duty of Care; Contaminated Land; Waste Planning and Strategy; End-of-life Waste Directives; Water Resource Management; River Quality Management; Water Supply & Distribution; Reservoir Management EU and International Environmental LawAims: To study and assess the core legal provisions and principles as well as key policy issues relating to Environmental Law of the European Union. To study and assess developments at international organisational level in terms of inter-state co-operation in addressing environmental protection issues and how they relate to EU law and policy on environmental protection. Topics: EU Environmental Law components: - Framework of environmental protection in EU Law and policy; - interface of environmental protection and market integration: - free movement of goods law and the environment; - legal basis for environmental policy development; - external relations of the EU in relation to environmental policy; - enforcement of EU environmental law; - selected sectoral analysis of EU environmental law – eg. waste management International legal aspects to environmental protection: - World trade law and the environment; - overview of key multilateral agreements at international level; - interface between EU environmental policy and - international environmental agreements DissertationRecent examples of dissertations by students taking this course include: Review of the effectiveness of international treaties; Environmental impact assessment of oil pipelines in the Niger Delta, Nigeria.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4030International course feesGBP 12190
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2015International course feesGBP 6095

Entry requirements for this course

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