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.
- Ecology and Conservation (Professional Experience) : MSci Hons
- Biological Sciences : MSci Hons
- Geography (Professional Experience) : MSci Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science : MSci Hons
- Environmental Science and Technology (Professional Experience) : MSci Hons
- Biological Sciences : BSc Hons
- Biological Sciences (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Biology : BSc Hons
- Environmental Biology (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Biology : MSci Hons
- Environmental Biology (Study Abroad) : MSci
- Ecology and Conservation : BSc Hons
- Ecology and Conservation (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Chemistry : BSc Hons
- Environmental Chemistry (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Chemistry : MChem Hons
- Environmental Chemistry (Study Abroad) : MChem Hons
- Environmental Science : BSc Hons
- Environmental Science and Technology : BSc Hons
- Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Change and Sustainable Development : BSc Hons
- Geography : BSc Hons
- Geography / North America : BSc Hons
- Physical Geography : BSc Hons
- Physical Geography / Australasia : BSc Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science : BSc Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Geography : BA Hons
- Geography / North America : BA Hons
- Human Geography : BA Hons
- Economics and Geography : BA Hons
- French Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- German Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Geography : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to compliment their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Environmental Issues for the 21st Century
- Environmental Processes and Systems
- Interdisciplinary Skills
- Earth’s Internal Processes
- Biogeochemical Processes
- Hydrological Processes
- Atmosphere, Weather & Climate
- Natural hazards
- Introduction to Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences
- Introduction to Spectroscopy
- Analytical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Transport technology
- Energy, Chemical and Sustainable Engineering
- Strength and Materials
- The World of Manufacture
- Design, Innovation and 3-D Thinking
- Electrical and Electronics Fundamentals
- Sensing and Signals
- The Digital Domain
- Environmental Field Course (Carrock Fell)
- Enterprise for the Environment
- Environmental Data Visualisation and Analysis
- Earth’s Natural Resources
- Energy Technologies
- Project Skills
- Catchment Hydrology
- Atmosphere, Weather and Climate
- Business Development Project
- Decommissioning and Sustainability
- ... plus a range of chemistry and engineering options
- Dissertation with Work Placement
- Water Resource Management
- Environmental Radioactivity
- Biological Sensors
- ... plus a wide range of optional modules
- Industrial Placement
- Research Project
- Pollution Microbiology
- Chemical Risk Assessment
- Risk Assessment and Management
- Environmental Toxicology
- Modelling Environmental Processes
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Contaminated Land Remediation
- Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy
A level: AAB (to include Maths; note that Chemistry is required to take Chemistry options)
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
International Bacc: 35points overall with 16 points from the best 3 HL subjects
Mature students: Applications welcome. Interviewed if offer considered.
This course is designed to lead to careers in the environmental industry including public sector organisations, water, energy and chemical industries, consultancies and other organisations investigating environmental remediation and management. The combination of project work, professional placement and a focus on innovation technology will provide you with highly desirable skills which are highly sort after by employers both nationally and internationally.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
- As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a £1,000 Bursary, a £1,000 Fee Waiver and a £1,000 Accommodation Discount in the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page