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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Taught Degrees

We offer a range of taught masters programmes to expand your geo-information science and environmental science knowledge. Together these address the fundamental challenges in geography, the environment and GIS communities.


Our MSc in Applied Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing and our MSc in Sustainability are innovative inter-disciplinary programmes that will give you the skills and knowledge for employment within earth observation and GIS communities, consultancies, private and public sectors, non-governmental agencies and the third sector.

Environmental Science

The MSc Biodiversity and Conservation develops an understanding of biodiversity loss and the science underpinning conservation work. It provides excellent preparation for careers in ecological consultancy or conservation management.

The MSc Environmental Monitoring and Assessment offers training in how to accurately monitor environmental data and assess predicted change for the safe and responsible management of our environment.

Our MSc Environmental Pollution Control is an exploration of the scientific basis of pollution and practical approaches to its control, suitable for those interested in careers in air, water and waste pollution management.

The MSc Integrated Environmental Studies covers diverse range of subject areas to meet the environmental sector's calls for graduates with a wide ranging skills set. Students will acquire a broad understanding of the environment and a professional outlook.

Our MSc Water Resources Management gives graduates the ability to accurately assess the potential and existing impacts on the water environment from industrial practices, abstraction and agriculture.

Other studies

Please note that our Environmental Science courses are a Science-based Masters courses, and are not Engineering-based courses. If you wish to undertake an Engineering-based Masters course, you may wish to consider our MSc in Civil Engineering.

Geography and Environmental Science also contributes to the University's innovative interdisciplinary MSc in Public Health. Visit the school site for Medicine for further information can be found and applications.

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