Thank you for your interest in the Environmental Sciences MSci degree at Brunel University London. Changes have been made to the course for 2024 entry, and unfortunately it will be suspended for a minimum of one year.
We would like to draw your attention to our BSc Geography programme, which is offering a prominent environmental pathway. With perspectives on, among others, ecology, climate change and biogeography, this course provides an exciting focus on the complex relationships between societies and environments; it also includes residential field courses, independent projects, leadership challenge and an option to undertake a placement.
Our planet is constantly evolving. What are the major challenges faced by our global environment and how are today's actions going to affect tomorrow’s world? Follow your passion to make a difference by studying for an Environmental Sciences MSci. From deforestation to waste disposal or natural resource depletion to global warming, Brunel’s Environmental Sciences MSci will provide you with the foundations to pursue a career that makes a difference to our world.
Studying for an MSci means that you’ll graduate with an integrated master’s. From your employer's perspective, you’ll stand out from the crowd because you’ll have developed your skills to a greater depth than you would on the BSc. The MSci will give you the chance to specialise in an important environmental science area of your choice. At Brunel, you’ll develop your scientific skills in the classroom, laboratory, and through fieldwork.
Your course is based on the 15 “most wanted skills” identified from a national employer’s survey by the Natural Environment Research Council. This means that in addition to studying scientific topics, you’ll learn to use computer programs such as GIS, you’ll perform data analysis, and be trained in areas such as public engagement, communication, leadership, and teamwork.
You'll also have the option to carry out a placement as part of your degree, giving you the experience to create a stand-out CV. The Environmental Sciences MSci offers a unique compressed degree where you can carry out two placements within your four-year degree during summer vacations, where you’ll earn a graduate-level salary. You can also carry out a one-year placement between years 2 and 3, as part of a five-year degree.