Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Environmental Science (M05)

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Course summary

Our integrated masters degree combines undergraduate and postgraduate study, taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding, managing and protect our world. Gain a deeper understanding of the natural environment, and learn to assess environmental challenges and propose solutions. Acquire the scientific knowledge and technical skills needed to address global environmental challenges such as climate change, energy, sustainability, and biodiversity loss. You’ll study a range of subjects including, conservation, ecology, ecosystems, environmental management and renewable energy. You’ll also learn about the socio-economic, political and ethical issues integral to these areas. In addition, you’ll gain communication, project management, and research skills, as well as technical skills in areas such as remote sensing and climate modelling. Key features of the course

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).
  • Gain essential skills for addressing environmental management issues.
  • Develop your planning, organising, data collecting, analysing and writing skills.
  • Acquire fieldwork skills, typically at two residential schools.
  • Conclude with a substantial piece of independent study or an in-depth research project.
  • Extend your knowledge of recent research scholarship as preparation for a research degree.


This degree has four stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with two 60-credit introductory modules – one with a focus on environment and one with a focus on science. In Stage 2, you’ll study a 60-credit compulsory module plus choose another 60 credits. In Stage 3, you’ll study two compulsory 30-credit modules. You’ also choose from either a 60-credit module or a pair of 30-credit modules. In Stage 4, you’ll study a compulsory 30-credit module and choose another 30-credit module. You’ll conclude your degree with a 60-credit project module.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Water and Environmental Management, Chartered Institution of
  • The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • Environmental Sciences, Institute of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Environmental Science (M05) at Open University - UCAS