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MSc by Research Environmental Science

UK

What will I learn?

Programme description

We use innovative scientific approaches, at a macro scale down to a molecular scale, to study the environment, to understand natural processes, and to understand how human activities are changing the world and environment we live in. We study how human activity changes the climate, and how in turn the climate and weather affects human society and life on our planet. We can also use environmental science research to examine air and water quality, and examine the causes, consequences, management and mitigation of pollution events. This can include the management of our nuclear legacy through investigating nuclear decommissioning and nuclear waste management and disposal. Research within the Department also investigates the sources, utilisation and exploitation of energy, water, food and mineral resources. Many aspects of research into environmental function require an understanding of chemical interactions in environmental systems, such as the characterisation of mineral-water-organic matter reactions in surface and subsurface environments.

Career opportunities

A research degree in Environmental Sciences is highly regarded by employers as evidence of a thorough training in numerate problem-solving and opens a wide range of possible career choices. In addition to continuing Environmental Sciences research in industry, an MSc provides the entry level training to undertake a PhD in this area.

Which department am I in?

The University of Manchester

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£25,500.00 (US$ 31,371) per year
Band A £25,500; Band B £27,000; Band C £30,000; Band D £32,000; Band E £37,500

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess an acceptable English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score: IELTS: At least 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in each component. TOEFL iBT: At least 90 overall with no less than 20 in each component. We do not accept 'MyBestScore'. Pearson Test of English (PTE): At least 58 overall with no less than 50 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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