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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

As sustainability becomes ever more important, there are a wide range of career opportunities in managing environmental impacts and health and safety. Sunderland’s postgraduate training is designed to give you the skills and professionalism to take up these opportunities.

Skills you will develop include assessment and management in in environmental topics such as laboratory sample analysis and field survey, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), carbon footprint evaluation, GIS, data analysis and report writing.

Employability is a key element of our Environment, and Health and Safety courses. Day and residential fieldwork is a key part of courses, and fieldwork destinations currently include Barcelona and Morocco. Our MSc Environment, Health and Safety course is one of the few postgraduate courses to include an eight-week placement for all students. This allows you to apply your new skills in the workplace. The placements can be extended by a further 12 weeks and many placements have led to job offers.

You will be taught by academic staff with wide practical experience as well as active research interests. Research specialisms include air pollution, contaminated land and environmental accountability. Teaching is underpinned by the University's prestigious research and consultancy units. These include the Centre for Environmental Informatics, the Air Quality Research Group, and the Renewable Energy Centre.

Postgraduate Taught Courses:

MSc Environment, Health and Safety

Postgraduate Distance Learning Courses:

MSc Environmental Management and Assessment: Health and Safety Strand (Full-Time)
MSc Environmental Management and Assessment: Health and Safety Strand (Part-Time)