Environmental scientists are at the sharp end of dealing with the challenges that face our world, managing our natural environments sustainably and seeking ways to balance this with economic and social concerns.
Southampton has an international reputation for a wide range of environmental research activities, including ocean and earth science, chemistry, geography, biological sciences and environmental engineering. These expert specialisms feed into our interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Science, offering diverse choice and opportunities for our students.
We are a leading university for Environmental Science, with a 100% MEnvSci student satisfaction rating (NSS, 2015). As a founding member of the Russell Group universities, our reputation for research is outstanding. You will be taught by world-leading academics and be involved in ground-breaking research as it unfolds.
In today’s employment market it is vital that graduates have the skills to apply their knowledge. Our Environmental Science courses integrate theory-based learning with field and project work. Previous fieldwork projects include a coastal water ecology assessment and the remote sensing of land cover with drones. You will also take part in a variety of field trips and site visits from year one right through to year three.
As a University in the global top one per-cent (QS, 2014), you will benefit from our world-class facilities and partnerships with industry. You will also conduct a research project in your final year, many of these are collaboratively carried out with industry.
Our high-calibre students are sought after by leading NGOs as well as energy, environmental and engineering companies. Graduates have landed jobs at organisations including: Atkins, BP, Environment Agency, House of Commons, Natural England, Network Rail, Sellafield Ltd and WWF.