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MEnvSciEnvironmental Science

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Overview

The MEnvSci includes a year of advanced research training, giving you a masters-level qualification. It’s excellent training for a PhD and a research career in government or industry.

All compulsory field trips and classes are free. We also offer some scholarships for optional field classes and independent research. You will have the chance to take part in field classes in the UK, Europe, Africa and North America.

You can specialise in global change, environmental biosciences or environmental geosciences. Or you can take a more general course.

The first year includes modules in geography, earth science and biology. These modules explore the range of physical environments and ecosystems and provide the foundation for the rest of your course.

In the second and third years, you’ll build on what you’ve learned with more specialised study of environmental science. In the third year, you’ll carry out an extended research project in the lab or in the field.

In the fourth year, you will join an active research group and conduct your own advanced research project. The Department of Geography collaborates with the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences to run this course.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Biodiversity
Earth’s Changing Surface
Ecosystems, Climate and Environmental Change
Evolution
Geoenvironmental Fieldwork Skills
Geospatial Technologies
Information and Communication Skills for Geographers
Physical Systems At The Global Scale
Practical Skills in Biology
State of Sheffield – Global perspectives on local issues

Optional modules:

Animal and Plant Physiology
Behaviour of Humans and Other Animals
Earth’s Evolution
Ecological identification skills
New Horizons in Geography
Population and Community Ecology 1
Practical Methods for Physical Geography
Reproduction, Development and Growth
Understanding and Managing Environmental Issues

Second year

Core modules:

Animal and Plant Science Tutorials
Data Analysis
Environmental Interpretation Field Course
Plant Habitat and Distribution

Optional modules:

Atmospheres and Oceans
Earth and Ecosystem Dynamics
Environmental Change
Environmental Pollution and Quality
Geographies of Development
Glacial Environments
Population and Community Ecology 2
Applied Remote Sensing
Conservation Principles
Geographic Information Systems
Palaeobiology
Plant, Cell and Environment
Research Design for Physical Geography
Symbiosis
World Ecosystems
Biology Projects
Ecology Project
Environmental Biology

Third year

Core modules:

Issues in Environmental Science

Optional modules:

Atmospheres and Oceans (L3)
California Field Class
Conservation Issues and Management
Contemporary Climate Change and Processes
Earth and Ecosystem Dynamics (L3)
Environment and Public Health
Environmental Change (L3)
Geo-Environmental Project
Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology
Natural Hazards
New Zealand Field Class
Planetary Geoscience
Professional Skills for Environmental Science
Project
Biology and Ethics
Environmental Regulation in Plants
Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems
Evolutionary Ecology
Global Change
Life in Extreme Environments
Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems
The Ecology of Landscapes

Fourth year

Core modules:

Advanced Biological Analysis
Research and Study Skills in Biology

Optional modules:

Masters Research Project
Research Project
Critical Papers Review
Research Dissertation
Advanced Trends in Biology
Current Issues in Environmental Sciences

Career opportunities

Our graduates work all over the world, in environmental consultancy and policy, urban regeneration, local economic development and the creative industries. Some pursue management-level careers in public services, transport and planning.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States