School of Geography

Postgraduate Taught Courses


MSc Environmental Leadership and Management

  • Engage with experienced environmental leaders
  • Tailor your degree to a specific environmental specialism
  • Develop skills-based competencies needed for employment

There is growing recognition that addressing environmental and sustainability challenges requires a unique combination of fundamental knowledge, practical problem-solving skills and interpersonal competencies.

All of these essential elements are integrated within our MSc Environmental Leadership and Management, one of the first courses of its kind in the UK.

This course will give you the specialist knowledge to directly tackle the complex environmental challenges facing the planet. It will also help you develop your own personal leadership skills, to drive positive change for a sustainable future.

MSc Environmental Leadership and Management full details

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ILM tuition is delivered in collaboration with GWA Limited.

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Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who aspires to be a leader who can generate positive change for the environment, both within organisations and broader society.

This course will:

  • help you to forge the networks required to deliver practical environmental solutions
  • enhance your personal capacities to lead
  • give you a deep understanding of the key environmental and sustainability challenges facing the world today
  • develop your environmental problem solving skills

Course overview video

Dr Nick Mount and Dr Chris Ives talk about the course (Mandarin subtitles available, click the CC icon).


Why study at Nottingham?

We offer an inspirational curriculum that includes the opportunity to gain an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

You will also be able to specialise in a specific area of environmental challenge that aligns with your personal career aspirations, such as: 

  • climate risk
  • sustainable ecosystems and water resources

Our MSc Environmental Leadership and Management will help you to effect genuine change and to meaningfully contribute to your organisation's sustainability agenda.

Student experience video

Hear from our MSc Environmental Leadership and Management students.


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The environmental crisis we face has ignited public passions and focused discussions in communities, boardrooms and ministries across the world. We need a new generation of environmental leaders who can guide this new urgency towards responses that address the magnitude of the challenge.
Dr Jamie Gordon, Regional Manager, Latin America, WWF-UK


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