Postgraduate study

David Rippin, Environment Lecturer at York on a mountain top

We offer first-rate teaching and research opportunities on topics of global environmental importance. We tackle tough questions across natural and social sciences.

Led by world-renowned environmental scientists, our research clusters focus expertise in topics from conservation to poverty alleviation.

We're proud of our collaborative, friendly ethos and internationally-recognised research.


Links with policymakers

Our postgraduate students benefit from our unique access to the Stockholm Environment Institute, an international environmental policy unit embedded in the Department.

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Masters degrees

MSc Environmental Economics and Environmental Management

MSc Environmental Science and Management

MSc Marine Environmental Management

MSc Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management

Masters loans

UK government loans of up to £10,000 for Masters study.

Moray Eel, Black Rock, Raratonga. Credit: Ron Caswell/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

We developed skills in underwater visual census techniques, as well as a slight fear of moray eels...

Develop and apply your skills around the world on a Masters placement

Research degrees

PhDs, MPhils and MScs by research that can be taken full-time or part-time

Research degrees

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PhD studentships

Opportunities for fully-funded PhDs.

Our research

Our research falls into disciplines across the natural and social sciences. It fits into a number of the University's intersdisciplinary research themes.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

96% of research activity in the department is internationally recognised.