University of Manchester: Green Infrastructure

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Environment, Education and Development View department profile
Telephone +44 (0)161 275 0969
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The MSc Green Infrastructure aligns expertise from Geography with that from Landscape and Environmental Planning.

The course is the first of its kind to bring together the theory, practice and evaluation of Green Infrastructure.

The MSc provides the foundations to understand why we need Green Infrastructure, alongside an understanding of how we transition from design to implementation.

It is taught by nationally and internationally recognised experts in Green Infrastructure who will to deliver a course that trains graduates with the conceptual, practice-based, and evaluative skills needed to develop Green Infrastructure in real-world scenarios.

The course benefits from an integration of cutting-edge research by University of Manchester faculty who are working at the forefront of investment, design and management of urban greening, sustainable drainage, health and well-being, economic prosperity, policy-making and nature-based solutions to urban problems.

Manchester, and the north-west of England, also offers an excellent real-world 'laboratory' to test alternative approaches to Green Infrastructure.

You will engage with policy, practice and communities to gain an appreciation of the range of added-benefits that Green Infrastructure can deliver, and develop an understanding of the innovation solutions that it offers.

Working with, and being taught by, Green Infrastructure practitioners, also provides the course with a clear link between academic thinking and real-world application.

You will also attend an overseas fieldtrip to Berlin (or equivalent) to explore state-of-the-art green infrastructure schemes, and engage practitioners and policy makers.


The University of Manchester
School of Environment, Education and Development

The School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in both research and teaching. Formed by a unique combination of five interrelated specialisms - Architecture, Education, Geography, Global Development, and Planning and Environmental Management - SEED aims to not only understand the uneven relationships between society, the economy and the environment, but improve them.

Through our collaborative approach to studying the world’s grand challenges, we’re positioned to influence how they’re tackled - from poverty eradication, to sustainable urbanism, to securing …

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