MSc Safety and Environmental Management

Postgraduate, Part-time

Similar to MSc in Environmental Sustainability, this course adds health and safety law at an advanced level, opening up a wider range of employment options.

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    up to 3.5 years

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  • Location:

    Merchiston campus

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Course introduction

Real Estate makes a major contribution to the economy and the capital invested in land has created demand for Chartered Surveyors with specialist skills in the valuation and management of real estate.

Chartered Surveyors with a degree in Real Estate Surveying apply their specialist skills in the fields of:

  • development appraisal
  • investment
  • valuation
  • agency (buying and selling land and property)
  • real estate management
  • urban planning
  • environmental sustainability assessment

saftey and environmental management

With input from both academics and working professionals, the student will gain the knowledge needed to be confident in tackling safety and environmental issues of increasing concern to public and private organisations.

Subjects include

  • Sustainable energy technologies
  • Renewable energy finance and environmental law
  • Health and safety law


  1. Sustainable building design or forensic engineering
  2. Building performance 3 or sustainable urban property development
  3. Waste management or sustainable water resources management

MSc Thesis

Part-time study can be undertaken over two years. Four modules being taken in the first year and the remaining two modules and Dissertation in the second year.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Once qualified, you will be well placed to take an analytical or developmental position as a safety manager or an occupational safety officer or work in an institution that incorporates an aspect of environmental sustainability.

Career opportunities

  • construction contractors
  • consulting engineers
  • energy production
  • quantity surveyors
  • architects
  • local and central government
  • housing associations
  • management consultants
  • manufacturers
  • service sector organisations

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above.  We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.  This course is broad based and targeted at a diverse student body, including civil engineers, electrical engineers, building services engineers, mechanical engineers, architects, architectural technologists, quantity surveyors, lawyers, accountants, estate managers, etc.

Candidates from all backgrounds seeking to gain an understanding of sustainable development are encouraged to apply.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. 

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses.

Admissions policies

We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Home/EU-Taught modules *£570 *£570
Home/EU-Dissertation module £350 £350
Overseas-Taught modules *£1,893 *£1,893
Overseas-Dissertation module £1,262 £1,262
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 180 credits from taught modules and a dissertation. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.

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