MSc Environmental Partnership Management 1 Year / 2 Years On Campus Learning Full Time, Part Time January
Fees and Funding
|Home / EU / RUK Students||Tuition fee for main award||£6,000|
|International Students||Tuition fee for main award||£16,100|
Collaboration and Partnership 2: Practice (GG5556)
This course builds on the theoretical and conceptual content introduced in Part 1 to develop further the perspectives, skills and decision-making tools needed to bring partners together to build collaborative capacity in the pursuit of sustainable development. This course will have a strong emphasis on student-centred learning and the practical application of knowledge and concepts. Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and skills introduced in Part 1 of the course through the practical experience of designing a partnership plan.
Governance and Political Economy of Sustainability (GG5557)
This course will provide students with knowledge of theories of governance in the context of sustainable development. It will focus on the political economy of sustainable development and the political and economic tensions between different institutions, levels of administration and sectors of economy. Students will learn about theories of governance pertaining to the natural environment and sustainable development. They will explore the different institutional scales (e.g. local, national, global) of environmental governance and the processes of decision making for environmental governance. The course will also investigate the tensions between social, economic and environmental objectives for sustainable development.
The Leadership Challenge (BU5584)
This course provides an opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of your own leadership behaviour. Through seminars, group activities and discussions we investigate how personality, past experience, current situations and culture shape the way each of us behave in a leadership role. Using this information as a starting point we then explore how different leadership theories and approaches can be used as frameworks for developing a deeper understanding of leadership behaviour. You will also have an opportunity to try out a range of practical tools and techniques to assist you in the development of your own approach to leadership.
Research Methods (GG5516)
Students are introduced to relevant research methods for the analysis of rural, land, property, and environmental resources. The course is the fundamental building block for the substantive dissertation that students undertake over the summer. Topics studies in detail include strategy formulation for effective literature review, various methodological approaches, the selection of appropriate methods for carrying out specified research exercises and the production of feasible research proposals and programmes of work.
Partnership Project (GG5911)
The aim of the Partnership Project is to enable students to produce an independent and original piece of work that demonstrates advanced specialist knowledge in an approved aspect of environmental partnership management. Through the successful completion of the project students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to identify, define and develop appropriate research questions and solutions. The Partnership Project will be an opportunity for students to collect, evaluate, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data to address specific research aims using a range of standard and specialised techniques of enquiry.
Collaboration and Partnership 1: Principles (GG5055)
This course will introduce the perspectives, skills and decision-making tools required to design and manage partnerships and to build collaborative capacity to achieve sustainable development. Students will learn about the types of partnership and their emerging role in sustainable development. They will explore the concepts of multi-actor partnership working and collaborative capacity. Students will become familiar with current discussions and trends linked to cross-sector partnerships and evaluate the factors of success and failure of cross-sector partnerships.
Contemporary Environmental Challenges (GG5056)
This course will introduce students to contemporary environmental issues at various temporal and spatial scales, and will explore associated environmental management challenges. Students will learn about different conceptual and theoretical approaches to the study of environmental challenges and they will explore the key drivers of environmental challenges from local to global scales. Lecturers will draw on their own research experience and use case studies to illustrate many of these issues.
Operations and Project Management (BU5064)
The focus of this course is not people but processes, not outside the organisation but within. Operations transform materials, information and customers to create goods and services using staff and facilities. We study process types and focus particularly on projects. We see how capacity and inventory reconcile demand and output and explore location, supply chains, quality, risk and resilience. About 40% of the course is on projects and project-management techniques. Prepare for both critical discussion of theory and application (operationalisation), including calculation.
Planning, Land & Environmental Law (GG5036)
The course provides a background to the role of the law in regulating the management and use of the countryside. As such there is an emphasis on planning law and the role of the planning system at national and local levels in terms of developmnet management and development plans. It also covers landscape and nature conservation, access legislation, community right to buy, EIA, tenancy agreements, agricultural holdings legislation, rent reviews and CPO powers.