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Environment, Economics and Ecology with a placement year MEnv

University of York

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  • Qualification

    Master of Environmental Science - MEnv

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Economic development, population growth, poverty, and globalisation all place increasing demands on our environment and its resources.

Our unique Environment, Economics and Ecology degree focuses on ecosystem services - the processes by which the environment produces the resources we need such as clean air, water, food and materials.

Our health and wellbeing depends upon these services and our use and management of these natural resources. We study the links between human and natural systems, and the need for a holistic socio-ecological approach to understand challenges and solutions to environmental conservation and sustainable development.

Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Assessment and feedback

Each module will be assessed either by coursework, closed examination or a combination of both. Coursework can include:

  • practical write-ups
  • oral presentations
  • data analysis exercises
  • essays
  • reflective writing

Careers and skills

Your degree will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge for a career in environmental management or a related field. Many of our graduates also find careers in other areas with the transferable skills they learn during this course.

Career opportunities

  • Environmental conservationist
  • Graduate policy analyst
  • Flood risk officer
  • Graduate environmental consultant
  • Environmental engineer
  • Oil and gas analyst

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 100 2

    22nd out of 80 3

    27th out of 71 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 68%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    11th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    20th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    146 66%

    26th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    13th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    41st

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    135 67%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    26th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    58th

    24

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