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Faculty of Science and Engineering

NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management (part-time)

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What you'll study

Gain an internationally recognised qualification in environmental management, with the option to study to full BSc level.

First year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

The Specialist Diploma covers three major subject areas

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Module A: Management of Environmental Risk

    This module follows the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma syllabus. Topics covered include principles of environmental risk management, control strategies for environmental risk and the range of environmental audit systems.

  • Module B: Legal and Organisational Factors

    This module follows the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma syllabus. Topics covered include the environmental legislative framework, enforcement of environmental law, and civil liability.

  • Module C: Control Measures for Environmental Risks

    This module follows the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma syllabus. Topics covered include solid and liquid wastes, gaseous and particulate releases to atmosphere, water pollution, noise and nuisance and classification and protection of the countryside.

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More about this course

This one-year part-time diploma is ideal if you're looking to reinforce or further a career in environmental management. You'll study for a respected professional qualification under our expert teaching staff.

  • This programme is accredited by NEBOSH, the globally leading exam board for health, safety and environmental qualifications.
  • It satisfies the requirements for non-chartered membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM) and specialist membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (SIIRSM).
  • 93% of our chemistry students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018).

Enrolling on the diploma means you'll also be enrolled on the four-year BSc in Safety and Environmental Management. You can leave after getting the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma if you want – or you could continue studying for the BSc qualification.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Excellent job prospects - 94% of our students are in work or study six months after graduating. (HESA 2017)

Be inspired by leaders in the field including members of the team that gave the world LCD displays

Cutting edge facilities include synthesis laboratories, a state-of-the-art microscopy suite, NMR, microfluidic fabrication facilities and mass spectrometry facilities.

Industry links include projects with AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, RB (formerly Reckitt-Benckiser), Schlumberger and Unilever.

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally hold the NEBOSH Health and Safety Diploma or an equivalent qualification leading to membership of IOSH.

Candidates with a level 3 health and safety qualification (e.g. the NEBOSH certificate or equivalent) and a suitable higher education qualification can also be considered. Please include a CV and copies of certificates when applying for a place.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Fees and funding

  • National Diploma in Environmental Management: £3,207

Future prospects

This programme equips you with the skills and competence to promote and improve environmental performance in the workplace.

The programme leads to a professional qualification that satisfies the requirements for non-chartered membership of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM) and specialist membership of International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (SIIRSM).

Holding the BSc degree qualification in addition to the Environmental Diploma will enhance your employment prospects in this challenging and developing profession.