As a Masters student in the Lancaster Environment Centre, you will be trained by world-class scientists in a wide range of environmental, and related, disciplines.
Our schemes combine taught modules with a substantial research project, so you would directly benefit from the high quality research environment. Additionally, your training would enhance your transferable skills and make you highly employable for a career in research, consultancy or industry.
We regard fieldwork as an important part of learning about the environment and are fortunate to have a fantastic variety of areas of outstanding natural beauty and scientific interest on our doorstep. Depending on your area of study you may have the opportunity for field work in the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe Bay, the Forest of Bowland or further afield, such as on Mount Etna in Sicily or in West Africa.
Schemes run over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).
I chose LEC because it offered a wide range of schemes and modules. This choice allowed me to complete my MSc on a part time basis, whilst still working full time. The modules I had to choose from were all industry-relevant and were taught by specialists in the subject. The course has been extremely interesting and there have been many highlights. One of which was the opportunity to carry out a wide variety of sampling methods on Lake Windermere as part of the Lake Ecology module. I also really enjoyed the information we received from industry specialists and guest speakers in the majority of modules. As soon as I have finished my MSc I will be commencing a teaching position in the rural science department at one of the leading secondary schools in the Lancaster area.
Jane Price – LEC MSc Student