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Course summary

This course includes two placements carried out during two summer vacations within a four year degree. Our planet is constantly evolving. What are the major challenges faced by our global environment and how are todays actions going to affect tomorrow’s world? Follow your passion to make a difference by studying for an Environmental Sciences MSci. From deforestation to waste disposal or natural resource depletion to global warming, Brunel’s Environmental Sciences MSci will provide you with the foundations to pursue a career that makes a difference to our world. Studying for an MSci means that you’ll graduate with an integrated master’s. From your employers perspective you’ll stand out from the crowd because you’ll have developed your skills to a greater depth than you would on the BSc. The MSci will give you the chance to specialise in an important Environmental Science area of your choice. At Brunel you’ll develop your scientific skills in the classroom, laboratory and through field work. Your course is based on the 15 “most wanted skills” identified from a national employer’s survey by the Natural Environment Research Council. This means that in addition to studying scientific topics, you’ll learn to use computer programs such as GIS, you’ll perform data analysis and be trained in areas such as public engagement, communication, leadership and teamwork.


Year 1

  • Biological Processes
  • The Biosphere and Ecology
  • Earth System Science
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Leadership for Sustainability I
  • Natural Environments Case Studies
  • Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork I
Year 2 Compulsory modules
  • Anthropocene Case Studies
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystem Stressors
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Leadership for Sustainability II
  • The Sustainability Challenge
  • Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork II
Optional modules
  • Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Contemporary Civil Engineering
Year 3 Compulsory modules
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Governance
  • Planetary Health Case Studies
  • Individual Project
Optional modules
  • Pollution Solutions
  • Ecological Public Health
  • Nature-based Climate Solutions
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Development
Year 4 Compulsory modules
  • Group Project
Optional modules
  • Climate Change: Science and Impacts
  • Biosphere II
  • GIS and Data Analysis
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Management
  • Integrated Pollution
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Priority Pollutants and Human Health Effects
  • Essentials In Ecotoxicology
  • Designing, Analysing and Interpreting (Eco) Toxicological Studies
  • Reproductive Toxicology and Endocrine Disruption
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Water Infrastructure Engineering
  • Water Treatment Engineering
  • Water Process Engineering
Your placement will be completed during the summer vacations between years 1 and 2 and between years 2 and 3 (there is no need for an extra year in the programme duration).

Professional bodies

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  • Environmental Sciences, Institute of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)77with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic59with a minimum of 59 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £19330* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Environmental Sciences with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS