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Environmental Management

Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2022
Application Deadline: May 30, 2022
Tuition Fee:
CNY 50,000 per year
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other

About Program

Organized jointly by Nankai University and University of Glasgow since 2015, the MSc in Environmental Management draws on expertise in the college of Environmental Science and Engineering at NKU and the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Glasgow. Together they represent a leading centre of expertise in environmental teaching and research. They work on issues dealing with the natural and urban environment including policies and practices for environmental management.


Programme Structure

The MSc in Environmental Management aims to produce graduates who

1)have a strong understanding of the environment and how it changes

2)have an awareness of economic and policy issues affecting the environment

3)are able to apply practical and technical solutions to assist in the management of the environment, environmental risk and environmental change.

You will develop a firm understanding of the environment – and how human and physical processes affect it.

You will be introduced to policies and practices for environmental management, as they are applied in a range of environments and at different scales. You will develop skills in processing and presenting environmental information to inform and enhance environmental management.

You will gain an enhanced appreciation of the importance of research and reflection as a route to successful environmental management.


Graduate Attributes

This degree programme equips you for a wide range of opportunities by providing the knowledge and understanding to:

 Critically assess the influence of physical processes and the impact of human decision making on the environment

 Evaluate theories of environmental management

 Discuss theories of climate change, how this will affect different environments

 Compare and contrast environmental management policies in different regions and at different scales

 Develop strategies for behavioral change to improve management of the environment

 Explain the need to develop policies to manage the environment at different scales

 Create plans to react to and manage environmental change

 Explain how GIS and Remote Sensing contribute to the management of environmental data and can contribute to environmental management.


Programme Courses

The Programme is taken over two years of full-time study and includes required courses offered by both universities.

Nankai University courses may include:

 Applied Mathematics

 Environmental Management

 Advances in Environmental Impacts Assessment

 Environmental Economics

 Industrial Ecology

 Theory and Principles of Sustainability

 English Language Training.

University of Glasgow courses may include:

 GIS for Environmental Management

 Environmental Remote Sensing

 Understanding Environmental Change

 Environmental Ethics and Behavioural Change

 Research Methods.

You will also be required to submit a dissertation in English.


Career Prospects

Career opportunities include positions in international organisations, government ministries, academia and research institutions, non-governmental organisations; and further study at PhD level.


Programme Facts

Start date:                       Middle of September each year

Duration:                        2 years, Full-Time

Location:                               Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

Teaching Language        English

Tuition fees:                  RMB 50,000 /year or RMB100,000/programme

Degree Granted:                   UOG MSc degree and NKU Master’s degree


Admission Evaluation
Initial screening: The admission committee of the NKU and UOG selects qualified candidates based on their application materials.
Interview: Applicants will be invited for an online, phone or face to face interview. Interviews will be conducted in English, and exact dates will be announced at a due time.  


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1. Non-Chinese citizens who hold valid passport and above the age of 18

2. Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent with good grades.

3. English language requirements

I. Unconditional Offer

IELTS: 6.5 and 6.0 in each band

PTE Academic: 60, no sub-test less than 59

IBT TOEFL: 92, no sub-test less than 20

II. Unconditional Offer, subject to students completing an 8-week pre-sessional English course

IELTS: 6 (Listening 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Reading 5.5, Writing 5.5);

IBT TOEFL: 80, with 20 in Writing;

PTE Academic: 54


1. Health certificate 
Photocopy of notarized foreigner physical examination record (for durations of study over 6 months)
2. Photocopy of valid passport 
With name, passport number, expiration date and photo included
3. Passport photo 
A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant
4. Bachelor's degree diploma 
Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

5.  Academic transcripts
6. Personal Statement

Personal statement outlining why they wish to study International Affairs and Public Policy and why they would be suitable for the course.

7. Two recommendation letter

8.Physical examination record