Environmental Science


Environmental Sciences is a research and teaching group within the Department of Life Sciences. We are 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 and teaching in Environmental Sciences 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 programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

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

Current Environmental Science MSc courses:

Environmental Sciences 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 Environmental Sciences 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 Environmental Sciences

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Page last updated: Wednesday 18 May 2016