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Study environmental management abroad

An in-depth guide to studying environmental management as an international student.

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Environmental management degrees abroad

Environmental challenges are being faced all over the world, and with an urgent need for action, there’s a growing need for skilled and knowledgable environmental managers.

As an environmental management student, you’ll learn about the core environmental issues affecting the world today like climate change, deforestation, soil erosion and waste management. You will also explore the impact of environmentalism, and study the current policy and legislation designed to tackle the challenges we face.

Studying environmental management abroad could be the ideal option if you’re passionate about the environment and want to understand the global challenges we face. Not only can studying abroad give you a unique perspective on environmental issues, but it’s also a great way to broaden your personal horizons.

Environmental management program structure

Environmental management programs are available at a range of degree levels. As an undergraduate, you can study for a one-year certificate or two-year diploma, which can prepare you for a bachelor’s program or entry-level employment in environmental management.

Many universities offer environmental management as a BSc program at the bachelor’s level, which can take three or four years to complete. Many programs offer the options of a sandwich year, which will involve a year spent on placement gaining real-world experience.

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field, you can improve your employability and increase your knowledge by studying for a master’s. A range of master’s qualifications is available depending on where you study, including an MSc, MBA, MRes, or MPhil, which can take one or two years to complete.

PhD programs are also available for those looking to earn a doctoral degree in environmental management. Programs involve between three and six years of independent research, and this is the highest qualification you can achieve.

Environmental management programs combine practice and theory, so you can expect to spend time in both lectures and seminars, as well as in practical sessions and on field trips. The modules you’ll study will vary from university to university, but some of the most common subjects include:

  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Environmental science
  • Ecology
  • Conservation
  • Physical geography
  • Global environmental issues
  • Climate change
  • Practical and research skills
Environmental management program structure

Environmental management programs are available at a range of degree levels. As an undergraduate, you can study for a one-year certificate or two-year diploma, which can prepare you for a bachelor’s program or entry-level employment in environmental management.

Many universities offer environmental management as a BSc program at the bachelor’s level, which can take three or four years to complete. Many programs offer the options of a sandwich year, which will involve a year spent on placement gaining real-world experience.

If you already hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field, you can improve your employability and increase your knowledge by studying for a master’s. A range of master’s qualifications is available depending on where you study, including an MSc, MBA, MRes, or MPhil, which can take one or two years to complete.

PhD programs are also available for those looking to earn a doctoral degree in environmental management. Programs involve between three and six years of independent research, and this is the highest qualification you can achieve.

Environmental management programs combine practice and theory, so you can expect to spend time in both lectures and seminars, as well as in practical sessions and on field trips. The modules you’ll study will vary from university to university, but some of the most common subjects include:

  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Environmental science
  • Ecology
  • Conservation
  • Physical geography
  • Global environmental issues
  • Climate change
  • Practical and research skills

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Environmental management study abroad programs

Environmental management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in environmental management

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    Environmental Management - BAppSc University of Otago, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,768 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,055 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Environmental Management (Conservation Planning and Management) - BEM (Hons) Lakehead University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,768 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,604 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Environmental Management Systems - Environmental Analysis and Risk Management - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    May, August, January
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    Occupational Safety - Environmental Management - BSc University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Planning & Environmental Management - BSc (Hons) (with foundation) Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,874 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 EUR

    Start date
    September, January
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Certificate in environmental management

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    Environmental Management and Technology - Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, June, January
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    Indigenous Environmental Management - Cert University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,312 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in environmental management

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    Safety, Health and Environmental Management (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,660 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Environmental management graduate programs

Master's in environmental management

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    Applied Science (Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences) - MAppSc University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,562 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,950 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Ecology and Environmental Management - MSc Liverpool Hope University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,660 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Environmental Management - MSc Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,643 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Environmental Management - MSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,857 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,857 USD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Environmental Management - MSc University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,858 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in environmental management

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    Environmental Management and Sustainability - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,347 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,845 AUD

    Start date
    September, July, February
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Future environmental management careers

A wide range of businesses and organizations are on the lookout for skilled environmental managers. You’ll also learn and develop a wide range of transferable skills like communication, research, project management, and data analysis that all employers value.

Some careers that you could consider as an environmental engineering graduate include:

  • Environmental manager
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Urban designer
  • Planning consultant
  • Waste management officer
  • Recycling officer
  • Sustainability consultant

Environmental management programs often involve time spent on placement with a local organization. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and work out what role might be right for you after graduation.