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Environmental Science by Research MSc

Queen Mary University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This programme provides you with advanced level training in environmental science, enabling you to undertake research on a topic of your choice. Work closely with experts in your field of interest to explore a specialist topic in depth, and disseminate your findings to the scientific and practitioner communities. This MSc is ideal for those wishing to pursue further research through a PhD, or gain employment in the environmental sector.

  • Work with two internationally recognised experts in physical geography or environmental science
  • Engage with research training and professional development opportunities tailored to your field of interest
  • Access our superb research and analytical facilities
  • Work with partner organisations and gain insight into their structure and operation

What you'll study

You will explore key research methodologies, skills, approaches and debates relevant to your field of study through a compulsory research skills module and one elective module selected to align with your research interests.

The independent research project, which is the major component of this programme, may involve working with a partner organisation and it may therefore have an applied focus or contribute to the work of that organisation. The research project report is submitted in the form of a draft manuscript with supplementary material as appropriate to a relevant, peer-reviewed journal in your field.

Your taught modules and research project will provide you with a range of transferable skills suitable for further research and employment, including field and laboratory skills, data modelling, statistical analysis, project management and critical review and evaluation.


  • Geospatial analysis, remote sensing and environmental modelling software and computing facilities
  • Analysis of environmental samples including water and sediment chemistry
  • River Laboratory incorporating sediment transport demonstration channel, river simulator and digital camera equipment and software to capture river morphology in 3D
  • Use dedicated Masters study and computing spaces within the School of Geography.
  • Access an unparalleled range of learning resources, special collections, and world-leading libraries within QMUL and the University of London, such as the QMUL Library, Senate House Library. Other specialist collections are accessible nearby, for example at the British Library.

Career Paths

The programme will prepare you for doctoral-level research and will provide you with knowledge and understanding relevant to employment in organisations in the environmental sector. Recent graduates have secured PhD positions at QMUL, UCL and the University of Cambridge and held roles with the government agencies (e.g. Health and Safety Executive) and environmental consultancies.

Application deadline

09 September 2022

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,950per year

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

University information

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary is truly inclusive, with 170 nationalities represented on its campuses.
Queen Mary students can enjoy the security and friendliness of campus life while living in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with its academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 71 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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