Environmental Science (Int) MEnv, BSc is a four-year Integrated Masters degree with a year spent in Australia, Canada or the USA. It offers a thorough understanding of the Earth's physical and chemical processes, and the interaction between the many aspects of our environment. You can also tailor the degree to your interests.
Our wide range of expertise allows us to offer interdisciplinary insights into real-world environmental problems. You'll have contact with practising experts - staff and visiting speakers.
You'll encounter the issues confronting environmental managers or aid workers. You'll learn the skills you need to understand scientific issues and apply scientific techniques to environmental problems.
You'll be trained in data collection and analysis and will refine your research skills in a major project. You'll also have hands-on field training.
Our graduates are well placed to enter employment or postgraduate education, with deep knowledge and valuable transferable and environmental skills.
Your Year Abroad is fully integrated into your course, so it counts towards your final degree classification, and you take only Masters-level modules during your fourth and final year. Leeds was the first university in the UK to introduce the fully integrated international study year abroad and we have many years' experience of working with internationally renowned institutions in North America and Australasia.
We want to help you make the most of your time at Leeds. The School has an officer dedicated to Student experience.
If you study in our School of Earth and Environment you'll join one of the largest and most vibrant schools in the country.
The programme is designed around a combination of compulsory core modules, as well as opportunities to choose optional modules that allow you to follow areas of personal interest through our specialist pathways.
Five specialist pathways run throughout the programme and you'll be introduced to all of them in your first year, choosing those that interest you most in subsequent years:
The Earth pathway explores the Earth's lithosphere, geological and sedimentary processes, and interactions with the climate system and natural resources
The Atmosphere pathway focuses on meteorology, climate and air pollution
The Water pathway studies global- and regional-scale processes in oceans, rivers and ice sheets
The Bio (Biogeoscience and Ecology) pathway covers both global and local ecosystems and their interactions
The Environmental Management pathway examines human influences on the environment and related issues such as energy and food security.
You will spend your third year studying abroad at one of partner universities. The marks you receive are translated to Leeds equivalents and count towards your final degree classification.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: A*AA including two from geography, environmental studies, geology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, one of which must be in mathematics or a science subject.
Offers exclude general studies.
GCSE: English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language or Mathematics qualification.
Studying Environmental Science at Leeds opens the door to a wide range of careers. The solid science basis of the programme and the fieldwork associated with it add value to your degree in areas including environmental monitoring, consultancy, land remediation and environmental protection. The transferable skills you gain will also help you to succeed in the wider graduate employment market. The MEnv also provides excellent preparation for further study.
The School of Earth and Environment is committed to enhancing employability and offers a range of initiatives to ensure our students receive the highest level of support throughout their studies. Read about careers and employability on the School website.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
Study abroad and work placements
The School of Earth and Environment at Leeds was the first Department in the UK to offer integrated degrees with a year in North America and we extended the scope of this highly successful programme by offering additional partner institutions worldwide. Spending a year abroad is not only an adventure, it is a chance to add real value to your degree by experiencing environmental challenges that simply don't exist within the UK.
Exchange universities for Geological Sciences (International) MEnv, BSc programme currently include:
Academic staff members and the University's Study Abroad Office will offer you their guidance and help as you prepare for your year abroad. You also retain the option to change to the three-year BSc Environmental Sciences programme at any stage during your first two years of study should you decide not to pursue this option.
Fieldwork will be an essential element of your degree, and is one of the most enjoyable and sociable parts of the course for students and staff alike. The Environmental Science programme at Leeds includes a variety of field course destinations in the UK. Year 1 and 2 field classes are an important part of the programme and are very closely integrated with lectures and module coursework. The whole of your third year will be spent in one of our partner institutions overseas where you may undertake field studies that are not available to you in the UK. The final year field trip and research a project offer you the chance to undertake specialist field research in a topic area of your choice.
Because we recognise the value of field experience the school covers the transport and accommodation costs for all compulsory taught fieldcourses and many optional field trips. We also contribute to fieldwork costs arising from your final-year research project.
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