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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

Cranfield University

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As a specialist solely postgraduate university located at the heart of the UK, our world-class MSc courses and research, unrivalled facilities, close links with business, industry and governments, and international outlook all combine to attract students and teaching staff from around the globe.

At the heart of our teaching and research is the drive to identify and deliver the changes required to achieve a brighter future for Earth. Our passion for delivering a sustainable green planet has resulted in creating solutions to real world problems that have improved the lives of millions of people around the world and created graduates that are in demand in their chosen careers.

Why Cranfield?

  • Course content is specifically tailored and designed at MSc level.
  • Taught modules, group projects, thesis projects and assessment methods are developed to solve real industrial problems.
  • Guest industrial speakers work alongside our world renown academics
  • Our courses are informed by our Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) and regularly change to adapt to industrial needs.
  • Our staff-to-student ratio is 8:1 and both staff and students make up a varied international community
  • World-class facilities
  • Flexible learning


University of Manchester - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Experience research-led teaching from renowned scientists and enjoy life-changing field trips. Acquire invaluable skills and hands-on experience ahead of an exciting career without limitation.

Here at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, biologists, chemists, physicists, geologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists, 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 our work we do in the Department.

Our undergraduate degrees are designed to empower you in your studies, and that’s why they may be extended to four years (MEarthSci/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.


Ulster University - School of Geography & Environmental Sciences

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We offer Masters courses in environmental management, environmental toxicology, GIS and remote sensing. These courses are distance learning and fully online, attracting students from around the UK and Ireland, EU and internationally. Because our courses are online, they provide you with the flexibility to study from almost anywhere and to combine study with employment or other commitments. We have been teaching Masters courses through e-learning for over 20 years, so we have the expertise, e-learning resources and experienced staff needed to help you succeed.

You can choose to work towards a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters, or take individual modules as CPD. Follow the link to Postgraduate Courses to find out more about our courses, including FAQs, fees and start dates. The course links below provide more detail on course content, as well as contact details for each Course Director and administrative support.


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.


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 welcoming, 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 physical sciences degrees touch on many of the biggest challenges for the world today.


Queen Mary University of London - School of Geography

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At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Dating back to 1894, the School of Geography is deeply embedded in our East End home, researching unique social and environmental questions in a dynamic urban context. Our graduates benefit from the community and industry engagement opportunities that London offers, securing jobs at influential organisations across the private and public sector, from the UK Environment Agency to Civil Service groups like Defra.

We strive to solve the major environmental and societal challenges of our time, generating rigorous research evidence and turning that into impactful practical and policy change at local, national or even global levels, often working with powerful partners like Government agencies and big tech companies to drive progress. QS World University Rankings (2023) name us among the top 100 geography departments worldwide, while the Research Excellence Framework (2021) puts the quality of our research outputs in the UK top 10. 


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.


Canterbury Christ Church University

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Join us and develop expertise and applied techniques to help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.

At Canterbury Christ Church University, our natural science degrees have been designed with employability in mind. You’ll benefit from an industry network ranging from major local growers and advisory companies to wildlife parks and environmental trusts. The courses are associated with the University’s Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab at Discovery Park, Sandwich. Here you’ll have the opportunity to undertake laboratory work and collaborate with a range of employers.

On campus you’ll have access to our new £65 million STEM building, including state-of-the-art science laboratories and an excellent team of highly qualified academics and lab technicians to support you.

You’ll be taught by lecturers whose teaching is informed by their research and who provide opportunities for you to work with them on exciting projects, such as landscape-level water retention by beaver, using native and invasive mussels to remove pollution from rivers, and carbon uptake on Kent’s last remaining fen.


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.


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 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'.

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 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.