The Environmental Quality Management is a flexible distance learning course is designed to meet the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of practitioners within the environmental sector who wish to study at Master’s level.
The modular approach allows you to progress at a pace to suit you, within defined boundaries. You collect credits for work completed giving the flexibility to stop and start as work and home life dictate.
This course focuses on UK and European legislation and techniques suitable for a temperate climate. Six modules are available, each worth 30 credits, and have been drawn up by practitioners and designed to meet the requirements of environmental managers or technicians who need up-to-date practical environmental knowledge and advice.
Duration: PG Cert/PG Dip: Module duration15 weeks each. MSc: 12–18 months.
Location: Distance learning, with occasional attendance at De Montfort University.
Attendance: Part-time distance learning. Recommended induction day plus optional tutorials, usually Wednesday.
Start date: January and May 2014.
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and during the course if you need it. To find out more, please visit dmu.ac.uk/international|
You are encouraged to attend an induction session at the start of the course – this allows you to meet key members of academic and administrative staff and familiarise yourself with studying by distance learning.
The course operates on a rolling, modular basis and you join when a new module begins. The majority of the course is delivered via distance learning. Each module is based on a 15 week timetable, although you can extend the study block to allow flexibility within a fixed framework. There are optional day tutorials for the Air, Water, Waste and IPPC Modules.
The PG Cert/PG Dip levels include continuous assessment through the completion of post-tests and assignments at the end of each module.
The Certificate/Diploma includes continuous assessment through the completion of post-tests and assignments at the end of each module. The MSc is assessed via a 20,000 word dissertation.
The course is designed to attract people from diverse backgrounds including mature learners who have been out of education for some time and those who have recently graduated.
Two modules from six are completed for the PG Cert and four for the PG Dip. The final MSc year involves a dissertation.
The course is managed by the Postgraduate and Continued Professional Development (CPD) Office, a specialist department with more than 15 years’ experience of supporting distance learning students.
Practitioners are employed as tutors for the various modules, ensuring that you receive a blend of theory and practical real world experience.
You will increase your employability in the sector by studying for a recognised qualification which has been developed and restructured to meet the needs of a changing and demanding environmental field.
Due to the flexibility and variety of this course, practitioners are attracted from industry and regulatory authorities. Graduates typically hold roles such as environmental manager, strategic environmental planning officer, environmental protection officer, waste management consultant, production services engineer, waste management officer, pollution control technician, senior environment officer, air quality consultant and many more.
UKPASS is the postgraduate equivalent of UCAS and gives you a simple and efficient way to apply online. It allows you to search for a course and guides you through the application process. Using UKPASS you can apply for up to ten courses for free.
You can create your application in your own time, so you can consider, research and complete each section at your own speed. You can track your applications as they progress, and can also receive and reply to offers online. Apply online with UKPASS|
You will need to attach qualification transcripts, references and evidence of English language (if you are an overseas student) with your UKPass application. If these documents are not attached to your original application, this will delay the process of your application.
International students can also apply directly to DMU using our online applications portal|.
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"The course significantly increased my knowledge in areas I had not considered before, allowing me to continue in my current job, but with a different outlook."
Environmental Quality Management PG Dip graduate
“I just wanted to say thanks for all the assistance you gave me for my MSc course. It was always helpful and timely, and I know you have a lot of students so this is appreciated.”
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