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Learn from experts working with the latest environmental science and policy

We ensure that our MSc programme remains relevant to current and emerging environmental issues.

You'll be taught by internationally recognised academics who are researching global topics. You'll also attend lectures from our industrial partners and former master's students.


Gain practical experience in the field

We place a strong emphasis on hands-on learning. As well as attending lectures, you'll learn through a mixture of laboratory and computer practicals, site visits and a field study. 

Our programme will provide you with the opportunity to undertake research and develop the skills employers are looking for alongside staff who are active in their fields. For example, we design coursework assignments to reflect the outputs required by industry, and give every student the opportunity to undertake their independent research project with an external partner.

Overall, 92% of Geography and Environmental Science master's students were satisfied with the quality of their course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2022; 12 responses).

I was taught both practical and theoretical skills which I was able to use to successfully complete assignments and my dissertation. The course also enhanced my understanding and knowledge of environmental legislation through the environmental law module. This has particularly helped me in my current employment where I assess risks to aircraft materials and processes based on regulations.

Heather Selwyn-Smith

MSc Environmental Management graduate, now employed at Honeywell Aerospace


Why study with us?

The University of Reading is ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher Education, Institutions Ranked by Subject, based on its analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021).


Our course

Our master's programme will help you to establish a firm grounding in your chosen specialism and take your knowledge and skills to the next level.


Life in the Department

Join a vibrant and welcoming department situated on an award-winning campus. 

Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences of IES
Athena SWAN Silver Award