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Welcome to the Environment UK University Degree Course Directory

Listed here you will find details of environmental management & environmental science degree courses run by Universities across the UK. These qualifications will equip graduates with the knowledge to apply scientific principles & management techniques to real-life environmental problems, thus increasing their employability and value within the environmental industry.

People with skills in environmental management & sciences are increasingly in demand by private companies, local authorities, government agencies (e.g. Defra) and national and international environmental organisations

University of Salford - School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Tackling global pandemics, protecting precious biodiversity, and making medical breakthroughs all rely on scientific excellence. If you're ready to rise to the challenge, start your journey with a research-enriched, industry-focused degree at the University of Salford.

Now more than ever we need switched-on students, driven by environmental concern and passionate about science, to advance our understanding of the world. As pioneers of scientific knowledge and research, Salford is already making a huge contribution. By choosing one of our practical and relevant degree courses, you can be part of our journey too.

Across our range of rewarding and immersive science and environment-based courses, we focus on real-world issues. Each course is designed to deliver deep theoretical knowledge and a practical skillset, where you can get hands-on in our world-class Bodmer labs, out in the field, or on placement.


University of Manchester - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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We are a Department of biologists, chemists, physicists, geologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists, who work together to study the Earth and planets. Our courses cover the full breadth of the Earth, planetary and environmental sciences, reflecting the main research themes that are fundamental to the work we do in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Environmental Sciences is one of the degree courses we offer, which may be extended to four years (MEnvSci) including the option to spend a year at a University overseas, a year in industry or in research, to give you significant extra research or vocational experience that will make you more attractive to future employers in both academia and industry.

In the first year, students on all undergraduate degrees take the same course units. These span the breadth of the natural sciences, focusing on understanding the evolution of the Earth's environment in terms of its atmosphere, biosphere and geosphere and allow you to change between any of our degree pathways up until the end of your first year. During this year you'll gain a thorough grounding in the physical, chemical and biological processes that have shaped the Earth and other planets in the present day and through geological time. You'll also be introduced to the key observational, laboratory and field skills that you'll need as an Environmental scientist.


Middlesex University

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The Faculty of Science and Technology at Middlesex University delivers high quality teaching, research and consultancy with a focus on the application of knowledge to practice; a knowledge that is underpinned by a sound scientific philosophy and research basis.

Our environmental science, environmental and public health, and environmental management provision spans undergraduate courses, postgraduate taught courses, research degrees and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including NEBOSH and IOSH courses.

Many of our degree courses are also accredited by agencies including the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), the Institute of Environmental Science (IES) and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

An important aspect of the department is our vibrant research culture with our experts working both in the UK and with partners across the world to tackle significant environmental issues. Our environmental research is organised across three research centres within the School: the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management; the Urban Pollution Research Centre and the Flood Hazard Research Centre.


Cabot Institute for the Environment

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The Cabot Institute for the Environment is a diverse community of 600 experts, united by a common cause: protecting our environment and identifying ways of living better with our changing planet.

Together, we deliver the evidence base and solutions to tackle the challenges of food security, water, low carbon energy, city futures, environmental change, and natural hazards and disaster risk. 

By harnessing and directing the expertise of our academic community, we develop practical, interdisciplinary solutions that both improve how we live in our world and enable us to face the challenges arising from our interactions with the environment.


Royal Holloway University of London - Earth Sciences

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The Department of Earth Sciences is a highly regarded and friendly department that provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students and staff alike to study and research a wide range of earth sciences.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) reported 94% of research has been classified as 4* world leading and 3* internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. By this criterion, the Department is 2nd place among UK universities.

Staff pursue a wide range of research interests including environmental geoscience, geochemistry and geophysics, magmatic processes, palaeobotany, and structural and sedimentary geology.

Strong collaborative links with environmental consultancies and engineers, regulatory agencies and local authorities provide valuable support for postgraduate research projects, employment for graduates, and work experience for undergraduates.


University of Warwick – School of Life Sciences

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The School of Life Sciences (SLS) is an international centre of excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching. SLS is a BBSRC strategic partner department, but also works with MRC, NERC, EPSRC, the Wellcome Trust, and other UK and international funding organisations to pursue its research programmes.

The breadth of cutting-edge research in SLS underpins teaching programmes exploring the full range of bioscience. The School was ranked second in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 research ranking exercise. Overall more than 80% of life sciences research was rated as 'World Leading or Internationally Excellent'. In the Guardian University League Tables 2019 we are ranked 4th in the UK for Bioscience.

Warwick offers a range of popular undergraduate and postgraduate degrees reflecting our expertise across a diversity of Life Science disciplines. Modern teaching laboratories and good teaching and learning support provide our students with flexible and relevant programmes and the opportunity to study alongside world-class researchers and academics.


University of Plymouth - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the associated Sustainable Earth Institute, at the University of Plymouth have a long-established reputation for international excellence in teaching and research. Our courses will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to take a leading role in the development of a sustainable future.

All of our courses are professionally accredited and our graduates are highly sought after by a wide range of employers. We are committed to delivering a first class student experience in a friendly and supportive learning environment. You will be taught by world-class academics who, through successes in research and teaching, are addressing the great societal challenges of the 21st century. We have a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses in geography, geology, environmental science and chemistry. Our course have an emphasis on experiential learning, and deal with diverse topics such as climate change and natural hazards, transitioning to carbon-free energy, pollution pathways, environmental management and future sustainable development of our planet’s resources across our programmes.

Situated on the beautiful Devon coastline and with Dartmoor to the north, the University of Plymouth combines a city centre campus with easy access to some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. Do you want to make a difference? Then join us and take the next step in your education.


University Centre Sparsholt

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University Centre Sparsholt (UCS) is Sparsholt College’s Higher Education offering, validated by The University of Portsmouth. Sparsholt has been offering Higher Education since the late 1970s and has worked with the University of Portsmouth, its validating university, since the early 1980s.

The designation of university centre allows the College to convey more clearly the quality and standards associated with these courses and differentiates them as university level programmes which was further consolidated by its achievement of a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award in June 2018.

UCS’s specialist courses ranging from FdSc to MSc, are taught by expert tutors and provide excellent research opportunities, practical experience and essential industry links to give students a head-start in their dream career. The University Centre currently holds an impressive 89% overall student satisfaction rate (NSS 2019) proving testament of the benefit of its outstanding facilities, small class sizes and likeminded student community.


Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Northampton

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Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

As one of the few universities to be ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), we know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.


University of Surrey – Centre for Environment & Sustainability

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Masters Programmes, Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability, Environment and Sustainability PhD

The Centre for Environment & Sustainability (CES) is an internationally-acclaimed centre of research and teaching excellence on sustainable development. It takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the analysis of sustainable systems, integrating strong, engineering and natural science based approaches with insights from the social sciences to develop action-oriented, policy relevant responses to long-term environmental and social issues.

We offer comprehensive Masters and Postgraduate Research courses and CPD opportunities, please consult our website at and for further enquiries Mrs Moira Foster at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01483 686675.


Royal Agricultural University

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Gain practical and leadership skills, as well as necessary knowledge and understanding to manage the countryside, wildlife and rural heritage sites. Our graduates have gone on to work for prestigious organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, The National Trust, RSPB, and The Forestry Commission.

You can take full advantage of the great contacts we have with industry through guest speakers, field visits and work-based placements. Students have visited sites such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, South Wales Coast and Somerset Levels.

Our University farms, along with the Rural Innovation Centre at Harnhill Manor Farm and a neighbouring forestry estate, give you ideal platforms on which to gain various vocational skills required by industry, such as use of machinery (chainsaws, brushcutters, ATVs and tractors) and ecological survey work (vegetation and mammal surveys).


Cardiff University

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We all have a role to play in the mission to inspire positive change and protect our planet. You can find yours at Cardiff University.

We call the beautiful, student-friendly capital of Wales our home. It's a friendly, compact and safe city with a great character and impressive heritage.

Join us and you will be part of a thriving student community in a top five university for research excellence. Whatever you choose to study, you will have a stimulating and challenging experience with opportunities for personal development and career enhancement. We provide our students and graduates with opportunities to take on fresh challenges, work with a wide range of perspectives, and gain valuable new skills and experiences.

Our selection of environment focused science and engineering degrees touch on many of the biggest challenges for the world today.


Kent University

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The School of Anthropology and Conservation is a multinational research community striving for real-world impact. Our creative lecturers, internationally recognised research, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and welcoming student spaces create an inspiring learning environment.

Our Vision

We recognise the importance of the fundamental link between human society, human evolution and the natural environment. This is key to our strength: by breaking down the barriers between the natural and social sciences, we can fully explore the relationships between humans and the world we live in, and seek solutions to the challenges we face. We want to be world changers and we want you to join us on this adventure.


University of Greenwich

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Study a range of exciting environment-related courses at the University of Greenwich, where staff and students benefit from a vibrant culture which continually informs our teaching within the Faculty of Engineering & Science. An integral part of the Faculty, the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialist research, development and education organisation with a focus on food, agriculture, environment, and sustainable livelihoods. NRI undertakes globally recognised research to solve real-world problems, together with our national and international partners.

Based at the Medway Campus in Kent you'll find a stimulating and supportive environment for your studies, where our thorough, practical and innovative programmes are designed and taught by researchers who are leaders in their field.

With sites in Kent and south-east London, University of Greenwich students can enjoy the best of campus and city living, and explore nearby countryside and coast. There are around 2,400 accommodation places on or near our campuses which means we can guarantee accommodation in student halls for most new full-time students. Join us!


University of Derby Online Learning - MSc Environmental Assessment and Control

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This course will help you develop the critical knowledge and crucial skills to assess pollution sources and pathways, manage its impact, as well as understanding pollution problems and provide an evidence base to support decision and policymaking.

A course based on real world issues and global policy agendas 

The global sustainability agenda is gaining significant momentum and environmental practitioners are increasingly expected to be able to effectively manage environmental pollution alongside other environmental management and sustainability matters.

Apply your scientific knowledge through fieldwork with our one week residential


University of Derby Online Learning - MSc Environmental Health

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This is one of our most established online courses and the only online MSc Environmental Health course accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. That means it’s a crucial first step in becoming a qualified environmental health professional.

Environmental Health is a multi-facetted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and well being of individuals and society as a whole.

This online Environmental Health MSc course addresses the need for environmental health professionals who are able to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the stressors of the environmental health, through equipping you with the knowledge, expertise and skills needed to take on and enhance your role as a professional in this field of study.

Our tutors have many years’ experience in environmental health and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.


University of Derby Online Learning - Master of Public Health

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The Master of Public Health can help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment. This course is ideal if you are aiming towards, or currently working within public health and looking to improve your autonomy and expertise in public health practice.

Choose from three postgraduate awards

Tailor the course to suit your needs and achieve a Postgraduate Certificate within 12 months, a Postgraduate Diploma in 2 years and a Masters within 3 years.

You will be taught by an academic team that is made up of public health specialists, health psychologists and environmental health specialists who have worked in the industry and bring a depth of knowledge and experience to the course.


University of Derby Online Learning - Sustainability and Environmental Management MSc

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In the past few decades the importance of environmental management has continually risen on the agenda of both private and public organisations due to the increasing environmental crises that the world is facing. In addition, the scope of what is covered by environmental management is becoming broader with elements of sustainability being embedded within industry standards.

As the scope of what is covered by environmental management broadens, by extension the skills environmental practitioners and managers are expected to have now includes social and financial skillsets such as corporate governance, making environmental business cases, communication and reporting, sustainable value chain and sustainable business management among others.

Following this shift in the sector, the need to acquire sustainability skills and training for environmental management practitioners has never been so important.


Cranfield University

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As a specialist postgraduate university located at the heart of the UK's Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford arc, our world-class programmes, unrivalled facilities, close links with business, industry and governments, and international outlook all combine to attract students and teaching staff from around the globe. The result is a long track record of creating leaders and innovators in our specialist areas of science, technology, engineering and management. Our graduates are in demand and their association with Cranfield brings benefits throughout their careers.

Why Cranfield?

  • Being the only solely postgraduate university in the UK, means that every single lecture and practical session is specifically tailored and designed at MSc level and is not an extension of previous material taught in undergraduate degrees.
  • Our courses and assessment methods are specifically developed to solve real industrial problems. You will be working in industrial work environments in teams for your Group Projects and develop solutions to real world problems in your MSc thesis.
  • You will be taught in collaboration with industry. We offer teaching that is delivered by industrial speakers.
  • Our courses are informed by our Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) and regularly change to adapt to industrial needs.


University of Leeds

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The School of Earth & the Environment is home to one of the largest groupings of Earth, environmental and social scientists tackling global issues such as climate change, energy, water and sustainable development. Our research feeds directly into our teaching, which means you’ll learn about the latest developments in your field from world-leading researchers.

Want to delve into the physical and chemical processes of Earth? Or study the behaviour of our Earth's atmosphere and climate? One of these courses could be for you.

Explore business approaches to environmental challenges or study the science of environmental problems as well as their social challenges.

Geologists and geophysicists are the forensic scientists of the Earth, looking for clues left behind in ancient rocks by flowing water or magma, or analysing earthquake waves as they pass through.

At the School of Geography, our renowned teaching and research is developing future decision-makers and industry leaders. We're conducting pivotal research all over the world – engaging with government, tackling global issues and trying to make a real difference.


Queen Mary University of London - School of Geography

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Queen Mary is a proud part of our local community, with a commitment to the area around us being in the roots of our institution. In 1887, Queen Mary began life as the People’s Palace, declared by Queen Victoria at the opening of the building to be “for the benefit of the people of east London”. We are proud of these roots and have built on this with our work in and alongside the local community. 

Queen Mary is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With more than 25,000 students, 4,000 members of staff and an annual turnover of £430m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. 

The School of Geography at QMUL is recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research. With courses in human and physical geography and environmental science, we offer students the opportunity to discover, explore and engage with the world around them.