|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Zoology, Oceanography, Biology, Geology or Physics
Applicants with an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mathematics may be asked to attend an interview.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
The MSc Environmental Monitoring and Assessment programme offers excellent career preparation and the chance to make a difference to the environment. The programme covers a broad range of subject areas including Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Impact Assessment and Geographical Information Systems. The broad scope of interest helps students to develop aa diverse range of practical skills combined with detailed theoretical knowledge. Graduates on this programme have an excellent track record of employment.
Programme aims to:
- provide you with a thorough understanding of the functioning and management of the environment, based on firm interdisciplinary foundations
- give you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and understanding in a chosen area of the environmental sciences, whilst maintaining a broader view of the environment on an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary basis
- provide you with knowledge and understanding of the interactions of the environment and society
enable you to undertake a substantial research project during your year of study
- produce graduates who can think critically about the environment in the contemporary world and are able to pursue independent study in the subject with enthusiasm
provide opportunities to recognise and develop the key – – - skills necessary for graduates to be capable of reaching their full potentials and play a full role in society including careers in environmental and other professions, industry and commerce.
The academic year for students on the MSc programme is divided into three parts: two semesters of taught modules (which are a mix of compulsory and optional topics) followed by a period of self-directed study for the Advanced Research Project over the summer. We encourage you to conduct your research projects with external organisations and potential employers. You are not required to submit a dissertation but instead write a research article (7,000 words maximum) in the style of a peer-reviewed journal for submission in September. This article contributes one-third of the marks towards your MSc degree and is therefore a key component of your studies.