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
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).
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.