Course Overview

This is a two-year Masters programme delivered in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It provides training in environmental sciences and its commercial application through world leading research institutions.

In your first year, you will study in Lancaster.  You will choose from a range of taught modules in environmental sciences and start a research project, which may be continued in your second year in either China, within the Chinese Academy of Sciences, or the UK.  Many of these projects involve collaborations with international commercial organisations and provide excellent work experience in different cultural settings.

Students from all countries are eligible to apply. Graduates will be well placed for an international career in environmental science and technology and further study for a PhD.

Core modules:

  • Dissertation Project (year 1)
  • Extended Dissertation Project (Year 2)

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
  • Renewable Energy
  • Safety and Environmental Impact Assessment: An Industrial Perspective
  • Sustainable Soil Management
  • Toxicological Mechanisms and Measurements
  • Volanic Process Field Course
  • Wildlife Monitoring Techniques

Please see Postgraduate Module Guide for further information