Course Overview

New for October 2014 Lancaster’s MSci in Environmental Science and Technology (Professional Experience) builds on our BSc degree of the same name by providing a fourth year of Masters-level study and industrial experience. It is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on globally important environment management challenges and solutions to environmental problems. It is tailored to be relevant to UK and overseas students who seek experience of environmental processes and technologies.  The degree focuses on the innovative pathways with businesses that are necessary in order to provide sustainable global solutions. A key feature of the course is a compulsory research project linked to an environmental technology company in your third year and a ten week placement in your final year.

You will begin your degree studying modules such as Environmental Issues for the 21st century, Environmental Processes and Systems and Hydrological Processes. You will then move on to more specialist second year modules such as Energy Technologies and Enterprise for the Environment. In your third year you will complete a research project and choose from the wide range of modules available such as Water Resource Management, Biological sensors and Hydrogeology.

You will continue into your fourth year studying masters-level modules including Water management, Pollution Microbiology and Chemical Risk Assessment. You will also undertake a dissertation and a ten-week placement with an environmental technology company in your final year.  The internship will be generated by Lancaster Environment Centre’s unique in-house business unit who accommodate over 20 companies and have relationships with companies of all sizes around the world.

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