Master of Environmental Science - MEnv
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In this degree you study a core curriculum in the environmental sciences before taking a fourth year of advanced study at master's level, specialising in agricultural and environmental science.
The first three years of this degree follow the same programme as our Environmental Sciences BSc Honours degree.
In your final year, you'll learn the scientific principles underpinning the interactions of agriculture with the environment.
We place a strong emphasis on sustainability and sound management.
Specialist modules prepare you for a career in this area, and include:
- environment and habitat assessment
- climate change and land use
- ecological and sustainable field crop production systems
Your degree is shaped by the cutting-edge research of our expert staff, so you know your degree is focused on up-to-date and socially important theories and discoveries in the area.
In your first two years, just over half of your teaching time will be spent in classroom-based lectures or seminars. The remainder will be made up of field classes, computer classes, and practical lab work.
In your final year, greater emphasis is placed on project work, culminating in a final-year project based on a topic of your choice.
Our environmental science graduates undertake roles such as environmental consultancy and environmental engineering, and find employment with:
- conservation bodies such as Natural England
- the Environment Agency
- water companies
- local government environmental health departments
- other environmental protection agencies
Additionally, government organisations and private firms provide openings for agricultural or environmental advisers.
The earth and environmental science sectors have been growing rapidly over the past decade and as a result, there's a high demand for graduates in this field. There are new employment areas in both the public and private sector.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
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- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Access to HE Diploma
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- Extended Project
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
A level : BBB - ABB
preferably including two science subjects from: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Environmental Science, Psychology and Physics. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade C or 4) required if not offered at a higher level.VIEW MORE
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