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Environmental Science (MEnvSci)

Master of Environmental Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Develop the advanced knowledge and skills needed to tackle present and future environmental issues. On our innovative and rewarding 4-year Masters course, you'll have more options for fieldwork and will produce an advanced research project. You'll also take a work placement with professional environmental practitioners.

The Environmental Science Masters degree provides an interdisciplinary approach to solving our environmental challenges. It combines subjects, such as geography, ecology, law and oceanography and consists of theory with practical and project work.

At the start of the course, you'll choose one of 4 specialist pathways. This will give you control over your degree and career route. You can change your pathway at the end of the first year.

You can choose to specialise in:

  • Aquatic Environments and Resources

  • Environmental Change

  • Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Sustainable Environmental Management

Our wide range of fieldwork will give you the skills to collect and analyse data. Previous field trips have used drones for remote sensing and studied salt marsh vegetation.

As part of this course you can:

  • use computer-based geographical information systems

  • use specialist facilities including a purpose-built teaching lab and remote sensing equipment

  • learn to apply quantitative analysis and field research techniques

  • undertake advanced research projects

  • boost your skills and employability with a work-based learning module

  • join our award-winning Enactus society

  • choose to spend a year in employment

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 433.97 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can apply to transfer to the 3-year BSc course until midway through the third year.