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Welcome to the Environment UK University Degree Course Directory.

Listed here you will find details of environmental management & environmental science degree courses run by Universities across the UK. These qualifications will equip graduates with the knowledge to apply scientific principles & management techniques to real-life environmental problems, thus increasing their employability and value within the environmental industry.

People with skills in environmental management & sciences are increasingly in demand by private companies, local authorities, government agencies (e.g. Defra) and national and international environmental organisations

University of Manchester - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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We are a School of biologists, chemists, physicists, geologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists, who work together to study the Earth and planets. Our courses cover the full breadth of the Earth, planetary and environmental sciences, reflecting the main research themes that are fundamental to the work we do in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Environmental Sciences is one of the degree courses we offer, which may be extended to four years (MEnvSci) including the option to spend a year at a University overseas or in industry, to give you significant extra research or vocational experience that will make you more attractive to future employers in both academia and industry.


University of Salford - School of Environment & Life Sciences

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Salford is an ambitious University, with our 20,000 students contributing enormously to the local economy and our expertise transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement.

School of Environment & Life Sciences:

The School covers an outstanding range of academic disciplines across all areas of biology, environment, health, geography and wildlife conservation, hence providing a very eclectic, stimulating, inter disciplinary hub for undergraduate and post graduate education and research.


Canterbury Christ Church University

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We are a supportive community of staff and students dedicated to the study of human and life sciences in all their many forms. These range from Geography to Events, Leisure and Tourism, to the Sport and Exercise Sciences, and finally to Life Sciences, which includes a range of subject areas including animal, plant and environmental science.

As well as our excellent range of undergraduate degree programmes, we also offer the chance to complete in postgraduate research at MPhil and PhD level.

Our undergraduate science degrees provide a broad-ranging introduction to the Life Sciences, while also helping you develop a set of key transferable skills applicable to the world of work. A number of our degrees are also offered with an additional foundation year (Year 0).


Dundee University

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Our core mission at the University of Dundee is to transform lives, locally and globally, through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.

We are doing that in all sorts of ways. The teaching we offer forms part of a student experience that is consistently rated among the best in the UK, and is producing graduates who are ready to help solve real-world problems and become future leaders across society.

We carry out research that has a real impact on people’s lives, here in Scotland and around the world. We are focused on shaping the future through innovative design, promoting the sustainable use of global resources, and improving social, physical and cultural wellbeing.

Find out more about us through these pages or come and visit us to experience Dundee for yourself.


Royal Holloway University of London - Earth Sciences

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The Department of Earth Sciences is a highly regarded and friendly department that provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students and staff alike to study and research a wide range of earth sciences.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) reported 94% of research has been classified as 4* world leading and 3* internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. By this criterion, the Department is 2nd place among UK universities.

Staff pursue a wide range of research interests including environmental geoscience, geochemistry and geophysics, magmatic processes, palaeobotany, and structural and sedimentary geology.

Strong collaborative links with environmental consultancies and engineers, regulatory agencies and local authorities provide valuable support for postgraduate research projects, employment for graduates, and work experience for undergraduates.


Queen Mary University of London - School of Geography

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Queen Mary is a proud part of our local community, with a commitment to the area around us being in the roots of our institution. In 1887, Queen Mary began life as the People’s Palace, declared by Queen Victoria at the opening of the building to be “for the benefit of the people of east London”. We are proud of these roots and have built on this with our work in and alongside the local community. 

Queen Mary is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With more than 25,000 students, 4,000 members of staff and an annual turnover of £430m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. 

The School of Geography at QMUL is recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research. With courses in human and physical geography and environmental science, we offer students the opportunity to discover, explore and engage with the world around them.


University of Brighton - School of Environment and Technology

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At the University of Brighton School of Environment and Technology we offer a comprehensive range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in a range of discipline areas including Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Civil Engineering and Construction.

Our applied research and consultancy activity ensures our courses are engaging and relevant and equips our students with skills and experience sought by employers.

Our students belong to a friendly and supportive community in which they learn from inspiring and approachable staff, gain insight from industry professionals, and develop practical experience using specialist facilities.


University of Derby Online Learning - Sustainability and Environmental Management MSc

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In the past few decades the importance of environmental management has continually risen on the agenda of both private and public organisations due to the increasing environmental crises that the world is facing. In addition, the scope of what is covered by environmental management is becoming broader with elements of sustainability being embedded within industry standards.

As the scope of what is covered by environmental management broadens, by extension the skills environmental practitioners and managers are expected to have now includes social and financial skillsets such as corporate governance, making environmental business cases, communication and reporting, sustainable value chain and sustainable business management among others.

Following this shift in the sector, the need to acquire sustainability skills and training for environmental management practitioners has never been so important.


University of Derby Online Learning - MSc Environmental Health

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This is one of our most established online courses and the only online MSc Environmental Health course accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. That means it’s a crucial first step in becoming a qualified environmental health professional.

Environmental Health is a multi-facetted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and well being of individuals and society as a whole.

This online Environmental Health MSc course addresses the need for environmental health professionals who are able to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the stressors of the environmental health, through equipping you with the knowledge, expertise and skills needed to take on and enhance your role as a professional in this field of study.

Our tutors have many years’ experience in environnmental health and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.


University of Derby Online Learning - Master of Public Health

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The Master of Public Health can help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment. This course is ideal if you are aiming towards, or currently working within public health and looking to improve your autonomy and expertise in public health practice.

Choose from three postgraduate awards

Tailor the course to suit your needs and achieve a Postgraduate Certificate within 12 months, a Postgraduate Diploma in 2 years and a Masters within 3 years.

You will be taught by an academic team that is made up of public health specialists, health psychologists and environmental health specialists who have worked in the industry and bring a depth of knowledge and experience to the course.


University of Derby Online Learning - Environmental Management

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Accredited by both the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) our MSc Environmental Management degree has been specifically designed for environmental professionals wishing to develop their career in environmental management, consultancy or pollution control. 

A course tailored to your own interests and career goals

You’ll cover key areas in Environmental Management, Policy and Law as well as optional modules including Waste Management and Impact Assessment that can be applied directly in the workplace as you learn. You will also have the opportunity to study modules such as Environmental Consultancy, Pollution Control and Climate Change, enabling you to tailor the course to suit your specific interest or career needs and helping you to further develop your management skills. 


Middlesex University

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The Faculty of Science and Technology at Middlesex University delivers high quality teaching, research and consultancy with a focus on the application of knowledge to practice; a knowledge that is underpinned by a sound scientific philosophy and research basis.

Our environmental science, environmental and public health, and environmental management provision spans undergraduate courses, postgraduate taught courses, research degrees and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including NEBOSH and IOSH courses.

Many of our degree courses are also accredited by agencies including the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), the Institute of Environmental Science (IES) and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

An important aspect of the department is our vibrant research culture with our experts working both in the UK and with partners across the world to tackle significant environmental issues. Our environmental research is organised across three research centres within the School: the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management; the Urban Pollution Research Centre and the Flood Hazard Research Centre.


University of Surrey – Centre for Environment & Sustainability

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The University of Surrey is a top UK institution with award winning departments, academics and students. For our environmental courses please consult the following:-

The Centre for Environment & Sustainability (CES) is an internationally-acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development. It takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the analysis of sustainable systems, integrating strong, engineering and natural science based approaches with insights from the social sciences to develop action-oriented, policy relevant responses to long-term environmental and social issues. We offer comprehensive Masters and Postgraduate Research courses and CPD opportunities, please consult our website at and for further enquiries Mrs Moira Foster at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01483 686675.

The highly regarded Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers BEng and MEng Degrees in Civil Engineering, together with a wide range of postgraduate Masters Degrees, all of which are fully accredited by professional bodies. CEE hosts the Centre for Environmental and Health Engineering and the Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health, which was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Award for Water Research in 2011. The new Global Centre for Clean Air Research was inaugurated in 2017.


Cardiff University - School of Engineering

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We are ranked as one of the top ten Engineering Schools in the UK for research, and we are ranked top in the UK for the impact of our research (Research Excellence Framework 2014). We have strong links with industry and we work with companies across the world.

The combination of excellent research credentials and close ties with global engineering firms has drawn students from the UK and around the world to embark on our postgraduate courses.

The School places great importance on industrial involvement in both the development and practice of its postgraduate programmes which means that you will often be able to work on real industrial problems as part of your MSc project.


University of Edinburgh

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School of GeoSciences

The University of Edinburgh is ranked within the world’s top 20 universities, with Earth and Marine Sciences and Geography both ranked 15th worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015). The School of GeoSciences is the largest grouping of GeoScientists in the UK, with around 400 academics and research students. The most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014) identified us as having the greatest concentration of ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ researchers in the UK.

As well as being a centre for academic excellence, we are a friendly, welcoming School with regular social activities for all our students. Edinburgh is well known for being one of the best places in the UK to live and study, and its proximity to the rest of Scotland and an international airport makes it a perfect base for local and international field trips.


Newcastle University - Environmental Sciences and Engineering

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School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

World-leading research focusing on the challenges of science and engineering at the interface between technological, human and natural systems underpins a broad suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We command a unique position both to tackle the fundamental science related to intensifying global change and to confront the challenges this presents to our society and its supporting infrastructure.

Undergraduate degrees:

MEarthSci Earth Science
BSc Earth Science
BSc Geographic Information Science
BSc Surveying and Mapping Science

Postgraduate degrees:


University of St Andrews - Geography & Sustainable Development

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We are a leading centre for scholarship in geography and sustainable development, with highly ranked undergraduate and postgraduate courses which equip students to be problem-solvers in a complex world. Our overarching aim is to integrate the study of the earth system with its landscapes, peoples, places and environments. We teach and research across the full breadth of geography, and also bring together expertise in the social and natural sciences to explore the principles and practice of sustainable development. The importance of understanding environmental change is a strong thread running through all our programmes, and, very practically, St Andrews is on track to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral university following the opening of its £25 million biomass heating plant in 2016.

The School is consistently ranked amongst the best in the UK, and we attract students from around the world, drawn here by our long-standing reputation for excellent teaching in a world-class intellectual environment. Our excellent skills training, underpinned by a suite of state-of-the-art analytical and field facilities, contributes to our strong employability record. In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework assessment (2014), we came top in Scotland, and the 2018 Good University Guide ranked us 4th in the UK. The School’s world-leading expertise in environmental economics is a particular strength.


The University of Nottingham

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altThe University of Nottingham offers both undergraduate and postgraduate environmental courses across a number of schools and departments.

School of Biosciences

The School of Biosciences offers undergraduate courses in environmental science. It is the UK's strongest teaching and research centre for fundamental and applied biological, agricultural, environmental and food sciences. Students are taught by world-class specialists, many of whom are expert advisers to national and international bodies.The school has extensive links with companies and institutions working in the field of biosciences nationally and internationally, helping ensure our courses are relevant to industry.

School of Geography

The School of Geography offers courses in environmental geoscience at undergraduate level, and environmental management at postgraduate level. Teaching in the school is led by internationally excellent research, with extensive resources and excellent support enabling students to fulfil their potential – in the last five years, over 90% of graduates have gained a first or upper-second-class degree.


University of Warwick – School of Life Sciences

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The School of Life Sciences (SLS) is an international centre of excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching. SLS is a BBSRC strategic partner department, but also works with MRC, NERC, EPSRC, the Wellcome Trust, and other UK and international funding organisations to pursue its research programmes.

The breadth of cutting-edge research in SLS underpins teaching programmes exploring the full range of bioscience. The School was ranked second in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 research ranking exercise. Overall more than 80% of life sciences research was rated as 'World Leading or Internationally Excellent'. In the Guardian University League Tables 2018 we are ranked 5th in the UK for Bioscience.

Warwick offers a range of popular undergraduate and postgraduate degrees reflecting our expertise across a diversity of Life Science disciplines. Modern teaching laboratories and good teaching and learning support provide our students with flexible and relevant programmes and the opportunity to study alongside world-class researchers and academics.


Bath Spa University - School of Society, Enterprise & Environment

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The School of Society, Enterprise and Environment teaches Biology, Business and Management, Environmental Science, Food with Nutrition, Geography, Global Development & Sustainability, Human Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology.


We have a dynamic environment that investigates pure and applied aspects of research to underpin our teaching, but also our teaching methods, ensuring that content and delivery of our courses is at the cutting edge.


We welcome enquiries from international students. As well as international students coming to study with us full-time, we are also actively involved in Erasmus with staff and students taking part in exchanges.


University of Sunderland - Faculty of Applied Sciences

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At the University of Sunderland, the Faculty of Applied Sciences offers a wide variety of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a diverse range of applied science discipline areas.
Our environmental technology programmes will give you the skills and experience needed to meet the challenges posed by new technologies in the fields of renewable energy, water resources management, and waste and pollution control.

Whether you choose to work in the public or the private sector, the unique blend of practical and theoretical training across the spectrum of environmental themes will see you well-placed in the job market.
Why Sunderland for Environment Courses:

  • Our Environment courses are accredited by IOSH, the leading chartered body for Health & Safety professionals
  • ‘World Leading’ Research
  • Placement Opportunities
  • Distance Learning options


University of Worcester - Institute of Science & the Environment

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At the University of Worcester, The Institute of Science and the Environment offers top quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a friendly and supportive fashion using modern approaches to learning and teaching. The Institute provides an exciting and attractive setting in which to study as a student or to engage in your research. In 2016, the University of Worcester was short listed for the prestigious accolade of “University of the Year”, due to excellent student satisfaction and continuously large investments in facilities and buildings. In the latest research Excellence Framework 2014, it was the most improved university in the country.

The BSc Environmental Science course is accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). CHES is the collective voice of the environmental sciences academic community and serves to enhance the quality of environmental education worldwide. A programme accredited by CHES is assured to meet high standards, contain a strong component of practical, field and theoretical activities, and has excellent opportunities for training, work experience and links to the professional environmental sector.

A firm foundation of academic excellence enables us to support and inspire the scientists of the future. We offer undergraduates a broad-based training with specialist options across the disciplines, while postgraduates can take advantage of a supportive and stimulating research environment. Recent additions to our Masters portfolio are Masters of Research in Ecology and Environmental Management and Masters of Research in River Science.


Manchester Metropolitan University - School of Science & the Environment

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The School of Science and the Environment was created in summer 2010 from the previously existing Divisions of Biology and Chemistry and the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, to produce a school of approximately 60 academic staff and over 1500 full time equivalent students.

The integrated school is able to develop and enhance teaching and research synergies from across the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography and Sustainability.

This allows for the development of new initiatives that can respond to and pre-empt changes in student, employer, and governmental requirements, and research imperatives; thereby creating new areas of scientific enquiry and the production of new courses for Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Industry.


University of Northampton - School of Science & Technology

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​​​​​The School of Science and Technology offers a range of degrees and other qualifications in the areas of computing, engineering, environmental and geographical sciences, and leather technology.

It is a world leading specialist for the study of leather science, wastes management and resource efficiency, lift engineering and non destructive testing, geomorphology, and the conservation of biodiversity. The school is recognised as an 'Unreal Academia', an official training site for the Unreal Engine for computer games development.

The school's strong relationships with industry partners, public sector organisations and research bodies ensures that course material is relevant to, and keeps apace with, the needs of society, providing students with placement opportunities overseas and within the UK, enhancing the employability of our graduates.


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David - School of Architecture, Built & Natural Environments

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Studying at the newly formed School of Architecture, Built and Natural Environments will prepare you for employment in many key roles in both built and natural environments. The School is vibrant, innovative and indeed friendly.

We offer programmes at undergraduate and post graduate levels in environmental conservation and management, civil engineering and environmental management and property and facilities management. Our programmes are designed to equip our students with knowledge and skills necessary in today’s high technological world.

The School of Architecture, Built and Natural Environment prides itself on providing a supportive learning environment, with very high personal attention given to all students. Delivering a successful and enjoyable learning experience is core to our vision. Our teaching is informed by research in subjects’ right across our portfolio and is supplemented by external experts from across the world.