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MSc Environmental Science and Management

MSc Environmental Science and Management

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Science Environmental Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

You'll develop knowledge, critical analysis and skills in Environmental Science, and learn about its application to the management of natural resources. You will be prepared for a wide range of careers in environmental consultancy and business, in government and non-governmental organisations and in environmental research.

You'll take part in problem solving especially in issues that are at the forefront of our research. You will also examine case-studies that allow you to analyse and tackle the complex problems that characterise environmental management.

The course is also suitable for highly motivated individuals who are seeking to convert to an environmental career through developing specialist skills in environmental science and management.

​We have a number of partnerships with major environmental organisations that will be of benefit to our students through lectures, workshops and research and internship opportunities.

The Stockholm Environment Institute has one of its seven international centres here in our department. SEI is an independent research and policy organisation working on environment and development issues and recognised in the top two most influential policy think tanks in the sector.

You can pick from a variety of optional modules that will allow you to structure this course to your own interests. You'll also be able to chose to do your dissertation work within our department, with the Stockholm Environment Institute at York (SEIY) or with another appropriate institution or organisation.

Course content

This course will give you a firm grounding in the fundamental principles of environmental science and environmental management. You'll also learn to analyse and address specific questions in environmental science and management and you'll engage with the latest research via debate and discussion.

Careers and skills

You'll develop the skills and knowledge you will need to follow a career in an environmental organisation in both the public and private sectors. The Masters in Environmental Science and Management also provides an ideal basis to progress to further study at PhD level.

Modules

This module introduces students with a broad range of backgrounds to the key notions and measures of environment and health. It provides an overview of current and emerging environmental exposures, and of their potential health effects. The methodology to estimate the risk posed to human health in relation to exposure from chemicals in the environment is presented in detail. The foundations for assessing health impacts in relation to environmental exposure are also discussed and put into practice. Finally, the module reviews some mitigation strategies and the national and European provisions set out for Environment & Health.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,040

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,240

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 honours degree and relevant work experience. Your degree should be in a relevant science or engineering subject. We also welcome applications from those with a non-science background who have a passion for protecting the natural environment.