This course introduces environmental impact assessment, the methodology of carrying out an environmental audit and environmental management systems.


This course introduces the concepts and requirements of environmental impact assessment, the methodology of planning and carrying out an environmental audit and the use of environmental management systems.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046

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About this course

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This course introduces the concepts and requirements of environmental impact assessment, the methodology of planning and carrying out an environmental audit and the use of environmental management systems.

Environmental management plays an important part in policy, planning and decision making in government and industry. Those intending to follow careers in environmental management need to be aware of how technical, economic and environmental considerations are taken into account in the planning and operation of projects through the use of EIA, SEA, Environmental Audits and EMS. This course provides the opportunity to develop some of the specific skills needed to perform the key environmental management roles in business and industry.

This course aims to promote awareness of the problems of balancing the maintenance of environmental quality with the requirements of industry and the general public, provide training and foster skills in a range of environmental assessment techniques and EIA, enable students to appreciate the need for properly researched information to support strategic and operational environmental management decisions, and to be aware of the means by which such information can be obtained and evaluated. It also aims to provide a forum within which participants can discuss practical environmental managementproblems and engage with the wider socio-economic, ethical and philosophical aspects of environmental decision making.

Linked programmes

PgDip/MSc Coastal Zone Management, PgDip/MSc Environmental Management, PgDip/MSc Environmental Management with Geographic Information Systems, PgDip/MSc Geographic Information Systems, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development


100% Coursework - a combination of online group work and individual assignments.


This course is delivered online for 12 weeks (starting 28 January 2019) with no on-campus attendance requirements.

Entry requirements

Degree in science or other relevant discipline.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 28 January 2019
How to apply


How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 28 January 2019

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:
England, Scotland, Wales
and the Islands:


Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at


Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk


Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680

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Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

School of Geography and Environmental Sciences