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MSc Applications in Environmental Science / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements
Upper-second or 1 st class Honours degree in the United Kingdom, or an international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline, e.g. biology, zoology, environmental science, earth science or physical geography with sufficient evidence in relevant modules taken. Exceptional applicants with a 2:2 with some research experience or equivalence would also be considered.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Applications for 2016 entry will be closed by Sunday 31 July 2016. We reserve the right to close courses earlier than this date if the course is full.   

Please note we require the following documents before we can consider your application:

Transcript of your studies to date, translated into English

Two academic references on letter headed paper. These can be scanned and uploaded when you apply or emailed to pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk . We do not request references on an applicant's behalf and it is your responsibility to ensure your referees know how to provide your reference to us.

Degree certificate (if you have already graduated)

Personal statement or statement of purpose

Curriculum vitae (CV)

If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course description

Governments, industry and society, in all countries, are increasingly aware of the importance of securing sustainable development through cost-effective pollution controls and resource conservation. As a result, there is a growing need, internationally, for suitably qualified personnel in the environmental authorities of central and local government, industry and commerce, consultancy and research. Moreover, the resulting legal requirements on the part of governments and industry to conform to national and international agreements and regulations means that such demand will remain even during periods of economic austerity and retrenchment.

Employers are increasingly requiring environmental science graduates to have a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions in additional to subject-specific knowledge and understanding. This programme addresses these requirements through a core of skills-based modules with the emphasis on synthesis.

This research focused Masters course consists of a core taught component and two research projects, with the option to undertake one project placement in industry.

For further details see: Environmental Sciences Masters at Manchester

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £22,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Life Sciences
Contact name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5032
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 5456
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/env-sci-masters
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