Postgraduate taught

Taught Postgraduate Courses

Choose from a range of taught postgraduate courses:
Environmental management

MSc Environmental Management
offers a unique opportunity to develop management skills, awareness of current environmental policies and understanding of the science behind environmental issues

Landfill leachate

MSc Environmental Pollution
provides a thorough understanding of the key principles of environmental science which are widely applicable to vocational specialisations

Senegal market

Masters by Research - Human Geography
prepares you for a research career either in academia or in non-academic organisations where geographical research skills and knowledge are required

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MSc Geoarchaeology

MSc Environmental Archaeology
provides a thorough grounding in the principles and methods of earth science and biological science with reference to their application in bioarchaeology and palaeoenvironmental studies.


We are offering several International Postgraduate Scholarships worth £5000 each for 2016-17. Click here for further details.

We are accepting applications - click the link to Apply Now

Our courses are competitively priced at £7,000 for Home/EU and £14,165 for International students (full-time).

Reading Alumni receive a 10% discount of fees and Final year Reading students and Alumni have the opportunity to apply for one of five Alumni Scholarships.

Click here to see the other Bursaries, Scholarships and sources of funding available. 

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

In November 2015, the UK government confirmed that new Postgraduate Loans (PGL) will be introduced for students commencing master's courses in the 2016/17 academic year.
Non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 a year will be available to taught and research master's students. We expect that students will be able to apply for loans from June/July 2016.

FindaMasters has collated a FAQ - please click the link for further information.

Why Choose a Masters at Reading?

  • We offer a unique opportunity to develop both management skills and an awareness of current environmental policy and an understanding of the science behind how the environment works.
  • Take advantage of outstanding teaching collections and facilities housed in modern premises
  • We are skills focussed. Through our world-leading fieldwork and research projects we train graduates to the highest standards as a preparation for doctoral study and professional employment
  • Our programmes offer a world-class teaching environment which draws on leading edge research in the department
  • Join a vibrant and welcoming department situated on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK

Our Masters programmes offer you choice and flexibility through a range of optional modules. These are taught alongside core modules that help you to establish a firm grounding in your chosen specialism.

Our graduates are highly employable in the growing market for environmental managers and consultants. Many have gone on to work in public and private sector organisations within the UK and internationally, as well as continuing their research in a wide variety of academic posts.

Our programmes provide in-service training for those already working within the profession.

Our placements are designed to prepare you for your future career, whether through continued study at doctoral level, or by using your intellectual and practical skills in a wide range of employment.

Our research-active department offers a range of opportunities that will appeal to both Home/EU and international students.

The Student Experience

In the latest Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES, 2015) we scored 100% for overall satisfaction.

100% of our students agreed that the course has enhance their academic ability

100% of our students agreed that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching

100% of our students agreed that their research skill have developed during their course

100% of our students agreed that their dissertation supervisor has the skills and subject knowledge to support them

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