Studying for a Masters degree at the Graduate School

With our proven high-quality teaching and well-funded research environment, the Graduate School is an excellent choice for your Masters degree.

The taught Masters programmes available at the Graduate School for the Environment are designed so that you can tailor them to suit your particular interests. You can select from a broad array of taught modules, conduct a substantial personal research project, and choose to study on a full-time or part-time basis.

Research advantages

The programmes have been designed to make the most of the broad range of natural and social sciences expertise brought to the Graduate School by Lancaster Environment Centre, Rothamsted Research and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology ­– with the opportunity for you to work in collaboration with staff across our sites.

You will benefit from lectures and seminars run by cutting-edge, research-active scientists, have the chance to use state-of-the-art facilities, be given opportunities to conduct fieldwork in the UK and around the world, and enjoy access to a network of global research institutes and business partnerships.

Career boost

A large number of our students take advantage of the work placements we organise each year, gaining practical experience to add to a qualification which is valued by employers across the sector. Many then go straight into employment after completing their Masters degree.

The Graduate School for the Environment is a collaboration between Lancaster Environment Centre, The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and Rothamsted Research.