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On our master's programmes, you will develop your technical, research and business skills alongside your awareness of environmental science and policy.

You will also build on your practical experience with fieldwork, lab work, placements and a research project.


Courses for 2022/23

MSc Environmental Management

Gain a thorough understanding of the scientific and socio-economic principles of environmental management, understand environmental issues, and develop skills for a career in environmental management and consultancy.

You’ll study topics such as waste management, ecosystem services and environmental economics, and be taught by leading academics and experts from industry.

Learn more about MSc Environmental Management

MSc Environmental Pollution

Deepen your understanding of the key principles that underpin the assessment and management of contaminated and polluted environments.

You’ll gain practical experience of contaminated site investigation and present your findings to an expert panel, made up of a mixture of clients from industry and academics.

Learn more about MSc Environmental Pollution


Professional accreditation

Our master's programmes are 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.

Students enrolled on CHES-accredited programmes can apply for free student membership of the IES and for a fast-track route to membership once they graduate. This can start you on a route towards becoming a chartered environmentalist or chartered scientist.

Scholarships

Students enrolling on either of our master’s programmes in 2022/23 can apply for a scholarship worth £2,000 (UK/home) or £4,000 (international). 

Find out more about our master's scholarships

Why study with us?

The University of Reading is ranked 4th in the UK for research power in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Research Fortnight's Analysis Power Rankings, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014).

How you'll study

Through our high-quality fieldwork and research projects we train you to the highest standards as a preparation for professional employment or doctoral study. 

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