What Will You Study

Increasingly, novel technologies such as informatics, sensor networks, imaging techniques and pollution remediation technologies are impacting the way we view and manage the environment. This scheme explores these issues and offers you a broad range of options allowing you to choose your area of focus.

As well as gaining knowledge in one or more areas of environmental science and technology, you will also develop skills in statistics and computing. Graduates will typically find themselves working for consultancies, government organisations or going on to study for a PhD.

There is also a two-year full-time International MSc (Research) in Environmental Science and Technology, which additionally includes a 12 month overseas research placement.

Core module:

  • Dissertation Project

Optional modules:

Six optional modules from the following (subject to change)

  • Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
  • Biological Effects of Air Pollution and Climate Change
  • Catchment Protection (field Course)
  • Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Consequences of Toxicological Effects
  • Contaminated Land and Remediation
  • Crop Protection
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Data Analysis and Programming Skills
  • Data Assimilation and Integration
  • Disaster Management
  • Environmental Applications of Isotope Geochemistry
  • Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Radioactivity
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Flood Forecasting and Flood Risk Management
  • Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Geoinformatics
  • Geological Hazards
  • Groundwater Resources and Protection
  • International Summer School: Food Security and Environmental Issues in China
  • Lake Ecology
  • Modelling Environmental Processes
  • Numerical skills
  • Physical Volcanology
  • Pollution Microbiology
  • Safety and environmental impact assessment: an industrial perspective
  • Sustainable Soil Management
  • Toxicological Mechanisms and Measurements
  • Wildlife Monitoring Techniques

Please see Postgraduate Module Guide for further information