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Environmental Geoscience (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton), Highfield
UCAS course code

About this course

Explore the evolving Earth system through the lens of sustainable environmental management. This integrated Masters course combines geology, geography, oceanography and environmental science, giving you the freedom to specialise in subjects ranging from environmental law to marine pollution.

As an environmental geoscientist, you'll be able to assess the impact of human activity on the planet and society whilst working to mitigate this impact and find solutions for our future. You'll graduate with practical and transferable skills that are sought after across environmental science industries and other sectors.

This 4-year programme will develop and enhance your knowledge beyond the BSc, and provide a greater emphasis on individual research skills and project work.

You'll study at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), one of the world's largest centres for research and technology development in ocean and Earth science. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on research projects with NOCS scientists, whilst also having access to specialist facilities.

You'll develop your practical and professional skills by:

  • participating in marine and terrestrial field trips and residential field courses

  • boosting your career prospects with our industry links in geological and marine companies

  • building your data collection, interpretation and digital skill set, including through the use of geographic information systems (GIS)

  • accessing our range of facilities, including over 150 laboratories and the National Oceanographic Library

On this course, you’ll study topics like:

  • terrestrial and marine pollution and environmental impact

  • environmental law and science policy

  • Earth resource management

  • natural hazards

This course will also allow you to specialise in terrestrial, or marine sciences, giving you the freedom to explore the elements of the programme that interest you most.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 286.24 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton) in Southampton and Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You'll have the option to study abroad or take a year in employment as part of your degree.