Sustainable resource management is a planning and decision making process that seeks to coordinate and balance the social, economic and environmental demands on resource use to achieve long term sustainable benefits and reduce conflicts among resource users.
The MSc Sustainable Resource Management (formerly called Integrated Resource Management) is designed for people with career interests in organisations with responsibility for environmental planning, resource allocation and overseeing the impact of resource management decisions. You will benefit from practical knowledge and hands-on experience from government and non-government experts, and explore questions surrounding societys coordination of natural resources; how we can manage them better and prioritise their use. The programme will equip you with the necessary tools to pursue a range of international career paths in planning and managing environmental and economic demands.
You can study for the full MSc qualification, or just select one course; this programme offers you the flexibility to choose what is most suited to your particular interests and career goals.
Graduates of this programme go on to work in industry and government organisations. This programme is designed to give you career options in any organisation that needs to consider environmental or resource decisions.
This interdisciplinary MSc programme consists of two semesters of taught courses. Each course consists of a balance of lectures, seminars, workshops and visits. In addition, you will undertake an individual research dissertation project of up to 20,000 words.
* Integrated Resource Management
* Integrated Resource Planning
Through consultation with your Programme Director you will also choose from a range of option courses.
Suggested option courses may include
* Atmospheric Quality and Global Change
* Energy Policy and Politics
* Energy Policy and Politics
* Environmental Impact Assessment
* Forests and Environment
* Foundations in Ecological Economics
* Frameworks to assess Food Security
* Geology for Earth Resources
* Human Dimensions of Environmental Change and Sustainability
* Participation in Policy and Planning
* Principles of Environmental Sustainability
* Principles of Geographical Information Science
* Project Appraisal
* Sustainability of Food Production
* Understanding Environment and Development
* Waste Reduction and Recycling
* Water Resource Management
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Students applying for Sustainable Resource Management may be eligible to apply for funding. More information can be found online: