Taught Masters Degrees

You can enrol in one of our popular taught Masters programmes at the Graduate School, or you can help us design a Masters by Research programme specifically to suit your interests.

Conservation and Biodiversity MSc

This vocational degree offers you the chance to blend ecological and environmental science topics with those from areas such as social science, geography, and statistics. You will gain an understanding of the relationships between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biotic environment whilst learning important skills related to environmental monitoring and management.

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Environmental Management MSc

Whether it is monitoring, providing solutions or managing resources in the environment, students on this scheme can select from our wide range of modules to tailor their Masters to their career plan. You can take the opportunity to study a broad range of different options or, if you prefer, you can select modules leading to specialisms in water, energy, food security or pollution.

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Sustainable Water Management MSc

This scheme combines modules in hydrology, water quality and ecology with a research project that will develop skills relevant to a career in the UK or international water sector. You will be taught by world experts in the field, including staff from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and industry leader JBA Consulting. Your specialised project (including placements) will benefit from our strong research links with organisations such as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, United Utilities, JBA Consulting, the Environment Agency, Defra and Government Research Councils.

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Environment and Development MSc/MA

The need for sustainable development is a global concern. This scheme aims to prepare you to address the challenges faced in safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems while improving the environments of impoverished communities. You can take either the MA or MSc, depending on your choice of a dissertation. The scheme has a broad choice of optional modules, combined with the specialisation of the dissertation project, which includes the option of overseas fieldwork. This programme provides the ideal education for anyone interested in a career that addresses environment and development issues, in the private, public, or not-for-profit sectors.

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Volcanology and Geological Hazards MSc

Volcanoes threaten millions worldwide and improved hazard mitigation is a high priority. Our MSc provides training in field, theoretical and laboratory volcanology, including a highly popular field course on Etna. Alongside specialist taught modules on volcanic and other geological hazards, additional modules provide broader training in environmental science, management and data analysis. You will join our active volcanology research group, conducting a research project alongside internationally recognised experts and participating in many seminars, workshops and discussions. This MSc is ideal preparation for PhD research or work in the environment sector, and suitable for students with a wide range of first degrees.

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