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Environmental Science (MEnvSci)

Master of Environmental Science
4 years
Course Type
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About this course

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Develop the advanced knowledge and skills needed to tackle present and future environmental issues. On our innovative and rewarding 4-year master's in Environmental Science 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 master's 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


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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