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Environmental and social impact assessment


This module will give you a theoretical and applied background to Environmental and Social Impact Analysis - a requirement for a wide range of investment projects in both the public and private sectors.

Topics covered

  • Unit 1 Introduction to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
  • Unit 2 Laying the Foundations for ESIA
  • Unit 3 Impact Assessment – the 'Heart' of ESIA
  • Unit 4 Impact Management, Reporting and Decision-Making
  • Unit 5 Stakeholder Engagement/Public Consultation in ESIA
  • Unit 6 Improving the Effectiveness of ESIA
  • Unit 7 Other Thematic and Specialised Assessment Techniques
  • Unit 8 Strategic and Emerging Forms of Assessment


  • one three-hour unseen written examination (70%)
  • two tutor marked assignments (30%)