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Masters Degrees in Environmental Science in the UK

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Environmental Social Science PhD

University of Kent United Kingdom

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Environmental Science PhD

University of Southampton United Kingdom

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Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences MPhil, PhD

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) United Kingdom

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Environmental Science MSc(Res), PhD, MPhil

University of Manchester United Kingdom

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Environmental Science PhD

University of Northampton (UON) United Kingdom

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Chemistry with Environmental Science F1F8 BSc, MSci

University of Birmingham United Kingdom

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Soil and Environmental Science MPhil, PhD

Bangor University United Kingdom

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Environmental Sciences MRes

Brunel University London United Kingdom

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PhD Environmental Sciences PhD

University of Essex United Kingdom

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Environmental Sciences MSc

University of Liverpool United Kingdom

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Environmental Sciences MPhil, MRes, PhD

University of Nottingham United Kingdom

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Agricultural and Environmental Sciences PhD, MPhil, MRes

School of Biosciences United Kingdom

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Environmental Sciences MSc

University of East Anglia (UEA) United Kingdom

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Study a Environmental Science Masters in the UK in 2024

Encompassing physical science and ecology, environmental sciences has roots in biology, chemistry and earth science, giving students an understanding of the world around us, as well its inhabitants. The rapidly growing population, and increase in stress on resources, it is becoming more important that we are aware of our effects on the environment we rely on so heavily.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence where you choose to work after you have graduated. Common specialisations include:

  • Marine Science
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Issues
  • Renewable Resources
  • Waste Management
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Management

If your degree requires you to write a dissertation or submit a research project in your final year, this will give you an opportunity to further explore a favoured area of environmental science.

Due to the holistic nature of an environmental science degree, graduates will have a wide variety of career opportunities available to them. You might choose to work as an environmental scientist, within industrial organisations, consultancy agencies, and local government. You might also choose to work in research and development.

As well as working directly within environmental science, you will have gained transferable skills that provide you with career paths not directly related to the field. Skill include project management, data collection and analysis, evaluation and management, and problem solving.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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