Taught masters courses

Steve Boult is the Course Director for our Environmental Science masters courses.

This year we have doubled the amount of time students spend developing their skills in research, particularly quantitative skills.

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Our primary aim is to provide a learning experience that will maximise your employability in a competitive job market and, subsequently, accelerate your career progression. The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has close links with industry and provides specialist careers support and advice throughout the year.

A significant number of our MSc graduates find these courses are an excellent preparation for PhD study.

Preparing you for a career in industry or future postgraduate studies

We offer internationally recognised, innovative courses, taught by academics with wide experience and supported by a dedicated team of industrial specialists. We have strong links to industry and we actively support the career development of our graduates. 

MSc Taught Masters

Enhance your specialist knowledge and research skills.

Applications in Environmental Sciences [MSc]

Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) [MSc]

Petroleum Geoscience [MSc]

Pollution and Environmental Control [MSc]



We have scholarships available for our taught masters courses and an impressive track record of securing PhD research studentships and funding from the UK Research Councils (NERC, STFC and EPSRC) and industry sponsorship (notably oil companies, the nuclear industry and environmental consultancies). Many students are also backed by international organisations and we welcome a vibrant international population.

What our students say

Jaume Vendrell Roc, Petroleum Geoscience MSc postgraduate student

Jaume Vendrell Roc, MSc Petroleum Geoscience

The numerous fieldtrips always give you an insight into what real geology is like.

Jaume now works for PGS Reservoir.

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