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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Our MSc Environmental Monitoring and Assessment master’s degree develops the professional skills required for a rewarding career as an environmental scientist in a fast-growing and rapidly-changing industry.

Highly skilled environmental scientists are critical for the safe and responsible governance of our environment. This environmental management degree will give you the ability to carry out environmental assessments and audits, handle environmental information and work with geospatial data.

On completing the course, you’ll be able to show your knowledge and understanding of:

  • the importance of environmental concepts, terms, principles and methods
  • the value of using techniques and ideas in different subject disciplines
  • the socio-economic context of environmental issues and the legal framework for environmental regulation
  • the contribution of science, engineering or communication to the identification and resolution of environmental issues
  • the human causes and consequences of environmental impacts
  • general environmental concerns, including biodiversity, environmental limits to economic or population growth

You’ll also have opportunities to work with environmental organisations and visit leading environmental and sustainability initiatives such as infrastructure projects.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader is a data scientist and spatial analyst with research interests in how patterns in environmental factors affect human wellbeing and biodiversity. Visit Dr Patrick Osborne’s staff profile to learn more about his work.

“I chose to study here because of the modules that I could take. Southampton was the only university where I could study the mix of Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Systems and Geographic Information Systems that I wanted to”
Georgina Bassett, 2019 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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