University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate (Taught)

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Course summary

Our Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate MSc provides a timely and integrated perspective on sustainability of food production, energy and ecosystems. With 90% of our research rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the REF 2021 assessment, study at the University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences. Course overview Escalating rates of environmental and climate change are forcing us to re-evaluate our management of agricultural and natural habitats. The competing demands on agricultural land for food production and for bioenergy provision must be reconciled with environmental stewardship and mitigation of climate change. This master’s course provides a timely and integrated perspective on environmental bioscience, management, societal matters and regulation as these relate to issues such as sustainable production of food and provision of ecosystem services. Skills from this degree You will gain:

  • The ability to evaluate the impacts of climate change locally and globally
  • The ability to understand and evaluate the factors contributing to soil, air and water quality and recognise their roles in food production and society values
  • Understanding of the roles different land management practices have on local, regional and global ecosystems
  • Transferable skills including team working, communicating with peers and sector specialists, organising, planning and oral presentation
  • Research skills including scientific report writing, evaluation of environmental accounts, problem solving, data analysis and project work


Core modules Environmental Protection, Risk Assessment and Safety Soil, Sustainability and the Environment Biosciences, Politics and Social Acceptability Project/Work Placement/Dissertation Environmental Accounting Climate Change Organic and Low Input Systems Biological Invasions in Changing Environments Biodiversity, Conversation and Ecosystem Services Microbiomics and Metagenomics Challenges of Global Food Security Read more about our core modules on our Life Sciences website. Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include: Marketing Management Business Strategy Habitability in the Universe Climate Change and Development (Law) Thinking Water (IATL) Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. You can find the most up to date list on the Life Sciences website

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous and varies between modules. It typically includes essays, seminar presentations, practical reports, oral evaluation and assessed group work.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: Band A IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Fees and funding

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Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate at University of Warwick - UCAS