Choose a route to suit you: our MSc is ideal for recent graduates seeking a full-time postgraduate course and for mature students already in employment wanting to balance part-time studies with work commitments. Our innovative MSc focuses on how to prevent and control the contamination of land and freshwater. With its strong emphasis on applying scientific knowledge to real-world problems, it offers you the chance to specialise in an increasingly important environmental field.
- Study on a course which is recognised for high professional standards: our MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences
- Gain a specialist qualification to advance your career with government bodies, local authorities, consultancies and industry – in the UK and overseas
- Gain an in-depth and holistic understanding of policies and strategies to assess, prevent, manage and control land and freshwater contamination
- Apply your knowledge to real-world situations and evaluate the outcomes to make effective strategic decisions
- Undertake work placements with employers in a range of settings for practical-based training and practitioner-based learning
- Learn from an expert teaching team who conduct crucial research and consultancy work on environmental themes
- Embark on a pathway towards becoming a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Scientist
- Choose a route to suit you: our MSc is ideal for recent graduates seeking a full-time postgraduate course and for mature students already in employment wanting to balance part-time studies with work commitments
Modules include: critical issues in the environment; contaminated land and remediation; freshwater management; independent scholarly activity in conservation, biology and ecosystems; practical training-based placement; practitioner training-based placement; ecological surveying; analytical methods for ecologists.
Assessment of knowledge and applied skills is by coursework, such as essays, practical reports, oral and written presentations, open-book assessment, and project reports/dissertations
How to apply
International applicants will usually need either an honours degree in a related scientific subject (at least second class) or relevant experience or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above.
Entry requirements for UK students: You will usually need either an honours degree in a related scientific subject (at least second class) or equivalent experience Entry requirements for EU/international students: International students should have the above or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9600*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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