Study on the MSc in Environmental Technology to find
science-based policy solutions for a sustainable planet.

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The Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London
Developing the sustainability leaders of tomorrow to answer the world's critical environmental challenges.

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A global need for
environmental policy

Environmental policy safeguards our natural world and provides
measurable strategies for government, companies and individuals to
plan for a sustainable future in which people and nature can thrive
together. The Centre for Environmental Policy brings together scientific
research, technology and policy to find solutions for environmental
challenges facing communities, nature and biodiversity across the world.

On the MSc in Environmental Technology you will learn how to apply
scientific knowledge, and engineering to identify and devise policy
to solve real-world environmental problems.

Graduated over 5000 students
One of the world's largest alumni networks of environmentalists
Founded in 1977
One of the UK's longest running environmental MSc's

MSc Environmental Technology

On the course students will acquire a diverse range of discipline-specific problem-solving skills to tackle contemporary environmental issues. Students will also learn how environments function and will discover the compatible tools, alternative technologies and policies required for sustainable environmental management. The course combines natural and social sciences, engineering and business in an interdisciplinary manner, providing a foundation for graduates to demonstrate their ability to identify and resolve environmental and sustainable issues.

Course Options

Business and the Environment (B&E)

The Business and the Environment option provides students with an understanding of opportunities and risks that businesses face in the light of growing environmental constraints and social inequality and gives them the skills to develop entrepreneurial solutions that maximise those opportunities.

Environmental Resource Management (ERM)

The Environmental Resource Management option is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of how ecological principles can be applied to the management and conservation of natural resources and ecosystems, as well as practical skills and techniques.

Energy Policy (EP)

The Energy Policy specialist option aims to produce graduates capable of combining the technical, environmental, economic, legal and policy aspects of energy use and supply in tackling energy-related problems. Students from a wide range of backgrounds are given a broad understanding of the role of energy in the global and local economy, and the range of human and environmental impacts associated with energy systems. 

Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM)

The aim of the Environmental Assessment and Management option is to provide graduates with the skills to enter a wide range of environmental careers, with particular emphasis on environmental consultancy and regulatory job markets. The option is designed to train students in analysis and assessment methods applicable to environmental contamination problems.

Environmental Economics and Policy (EE&P)

The Environment Economics and Policy option is designed for students from all backgrounds with an interest in environmental economics and public policy. It provides students with an ability to employ economic reasoning and an understanding of the importance of institutions and policy processes to the analysis of a broad range of national and international policy issues such as biodiversity protection, climate change, poverty/environment linkages and the management of renewable resources.

Global Environmental Change and Policy (GECP)

The aim of the Global Environmental Change and Policy option is to provide students with the opportunity to become future, effective participants in addressing the grand challenges of global environmental change.

Integrated Water Management (IWM)

The Integrated Water Management option aims to produce graduates who understand the challenges posed by water supply and meet the skills profile of organisations concerned with the water environment and water technology. These include water companies, regulators, consultancies and research organisations.

Urban Sustainable Environments (USE)

The Urban Sustainable Environments option introduces students to the relationship between urban environments, their functionality and several key aspects of human health. Recognising the challenges of urban growth worldwide, students will participate in trans-disciplinary dialogues about the opportunities and solutions to foster sustainable and healthy urban environments.


Studying on the MSc in Environmental Technology will give you the skills to shape and direct environmental policy within government, consultancies and NGOs across the globe.

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We collaborate on applied research in environmental sustainability
within the UK and internationally across three areas.

Environmental management
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Energy and climate
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Human dimensions of environmental change
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Download recent papers and analysis from our staff at Imperial’s Centre
for Environmental Policy

Insect Food Products in the western world
Motivating individuals for social transition
Advanced biofuels to decarbonise transport by 2023

Supporting your studies every step of the way

All students studying with us are allocated a personal tutor for pastoral support. Your personal tutor will be available to you throughout the academic year, and you will meet with them at least three times during the first term to ensure you are given all the support you need, every step of the way.

Why Imperial?

Discover your future self at Imperial College London, a global top 10 university, unique in the UK for its specialist focus on engineering, science, medicine, business and technology.

We’re working on building a better world through world-leading research, transformative teaching and life-changing innovation.

As an Imperial student, you’ll learn from and work alongside globally-renowned academics and researchers to tackle critical environmental challenges and translate your ideas into solutions with real-world impact.



  • Join a global community of students from over 140 different countries.
  • Gain a breadth of skills to enhance your employability via free professional development courses.
  • Enjoy lifelong access to a global alumni network, including entrepreneurs and leaders in every sector.
  • Benefit from professional careers guidance that is tailored to your specific career goals.
  • Connect and engage with employers through year-round opportunities, including industry-specific careers fairs, guest lectures and recruitment presentations.
  • Test an idea or tackle a pressing social or environmental challenge, with a raft of practical support from our Enterprise Lab.

Your new home

Ranked the world’s best city for students by QS, London is truly a global city. It’s also somewhere you can feel genuinely at home.

The majority of our course teaching takes place on our main London campus in South Kensington, which is well served by two Tube lines and many buses.

A global job market

Studying in London puts a global job market on your doorstep, with many opportunities to visit leading organisations, attend networking events and start building a valuable list of contacts.

Unrivalled culture

Four UNESCO world heritage sites, 192 museums, 800+ art galleries, a world-famous theatre scene… all just a short journey away from our South Kensington home.

London is open

In London, we don’t just accept people’s differences, we celebrate them. It’s a place where over 300 languages are spoken and where you can eat, shop and enjoy entertainment from around the world without leaving the city.

Graduate Route visa

If you’re an international student and looking to launch your career in the UK when you graduate, you’ll be able to take advantage of the new Graduate Route visa. This lets you stay in the UK for up to two years after your studies, allowing you to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop your career as required, without the need for sponsorship during that time.

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