Environmental Science


The Institute for the Environment - or IfE - is a rapidly expanding research centre housing a strong team of leading experts held in high international regard in their respective fields. In 2011, our research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Research in the Institute tackles a diverse number of environmental science issues. We have excellent toxicology and ecotoxicology facilities, a wide range of testing and analysis equipment, and state-of-the-art equipment for the chemical analysis of samples.

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MSc Courses

Our MSc environmental science postgraduate programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

All our MSc programmes are delivered in full-time mode (two days per week for one year) and most in part-time mode also (one day per week for two years).

Current Environmental Science MSc courses:

The Institute also awards an annual bursary for MSc Students, read full details.

Continuing Professional Development courses

  • Designing, Analysing and Interpreting Toxicological Studies
  • Current Practice in Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Chemical Regulation and Legislation in the EU
  • Mixtures Toxicology and Cumulative Risk Assessment

See here for more information on our CPD course.

PhD/MPhil Study

Research students in the Institute for the Environment can work towards an MPhil or PhD research degree.

This involves an in-depth study of a specific subject area that extends the boundaries of current knowledge.

On completion of your research programme you will submit a thesis which is a substantial written report of the research you have carried out. Submission of a thesis occurs after about one to two years for an MPhil degree and after about three years for a PhD degree for a full-time student. Registration may also be part-time.

Read more about research degrees in the Institute

Our Research

Page last updated: Wednesday 04 March 2015