You'll develop knowledge, critical analysis and skills in Environmental Science, and learn about its application to the management of natural resources. You will be prepared for a wide range of careers in environmental consultancy and business, in government and non-governmental organisations and in environmental research.
You'll take part in problem solving especially in issues that are at the forefront of our research. You will also examine case-studies that allow you to analyse and tackle the complex problems that characterise Environmental Management.
We have a number of partnerships with major environmental organisations that will be of benefit to our students through lectures, workshops and research and internship opportunities.
The Stockholm Environment Institute has one of its seven international centres here in our department. SEI is an independent research organisation that has been engaged in environment and development issues for more than 25 years.
The CIRCLE Institute is a jointly funded venture between our department and Flamingo Land, a Yorkshire-based zoo and theme park. CIRCLE carries out research into the conservation of wild animals and places and aims to communicate the results in a fun and accessible way.
You can pick from a variety of optional modules that will allow you to structure this course to your own interests. You'll also be able to chose to do your dissertation work within our department, with the Stockholm Environment Institute at York (SEIY) or with another appropriate institution or organisation.
We perform world-leading research in a wide range of environmental areas.
96% of research activity in the department is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
You'll benefit from our unique access to the Stockholm Environment Institute, an international environmental policy unit embedded in the Department
Our staff collaborate with a broad range of private and public organisations including UNEP, DEFRA, Forestry Commission, Natural England, Overseas Development Institute, Willis Global Insurance Broker
This course will give you a firm grounding in the fundamental principles of environmental science and environmental management. You'll also learn to analyse and address specific questions in environmental science and management and you'll engage with the latest research via debate and discussion.
You have a choice of optional modules that will allow you to tailor the course to your interests, from health, business or wildlife management and more.
For the Masters you will need to take 100 credits of taught modules as well as 80 credits for your dissertation.
Choose 50 credits from:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You will complete an 8,000 word dissertation as part of this MSc. This dissertation can either be York based, or as a placement with an external partner. For the former, staff in the Department will suggest a range of possible subjects and titles, but you can also devise your own title. For the latter, the dissertation topic will be of relevance to the external partner. For both types of dissertation, you will have a departmental supervisor who will provide regular guidance and will be able to comment on drafts of your dissertation. If you are undertaking a placement for your dissertation, you will receive additional guidance from a project supervisor.
You can also choose to make use of our department's links with the Stockholm Environmental Institute at York (SEIY) as part of the project work for your dissertation.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
Our superb £12.5m state-of-the-art building contains purpose-built labs, lecture theatre and seminar rooms as well as featuring a spectacular living wall
Academic and industry speakers are invited to talk about key and policy-relevant areas of environmental research
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If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
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You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
This Masters combines formal lectures, practicals, computer labs, seminars, industrial site visits and field trips.
Our state-of-the-art building contains purpose-built labs, lecture theatre and seminar rooms.
You will be based in the Environment Department on Campus West.
Most of your contact hours will be in the Environment Department with some additional teaching on Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Types of assessment in this course include:
Formative assessment as you study modules will give you useful feedback on your progress and understanding.
You'll develop the skills and knowledge you will need to follow a career in an environmental organisation in both the public and private sectors. The Masters in Environmental Science and Management also provides an ideal basis to progress to further study at PhD level.
You'll develop a range of transferable skills throughout the course, including:
You should have at least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 honours degree and relevant work experience. Your degree should be in a relevant science or engineering subject. We also welcome applications from those with a non-science background who have a passion for protecting the natural environment.
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If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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