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Environmental Science (MEnvSci)

Master of Environmental Science
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4 years
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About this course

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

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

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.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.