Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences


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I’m sorry to break this to you, but the Earth is in trouble. Like, for real! It’s a matter of time until she will announce it’s time to shut down and go to bed, and that she’s not mad, just disappointed. Well, luckily, a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences will keep nature happy and help us do our share of chores around the house.

This degree places the environment in the forefront, studying every aspect of the natural world as well as the human impact upon it. Through this subject, you can diminish the harm we do and devote your energy to conserving nature as much as possible.

Studying issues like pollution, global climate change, and the depletion of natural resources, students in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences programmes focus on the most pressing environmental and ecological issues of today. Some of the specialisations you can choose from, be it for your Bachelor’s or your Master’s, are:

• Geology
• Climate Studies and Meteorology
• Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Management
• Toxicology
• Biodiversity and Conservation
• Ecology
• Natural Hazard Prediction

Students in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences should have an affinity for Physics and Biochemistry. Because you will be able to apply everything you learn through experimentation and observation. So, if you like having a hands-on approach to studying (and you like assuring the survival of humanity more generally), this is the degree to choose.

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M.Sc. Communities and Ecosystems

In the Master's in Communities and Ecosystems, you will learn to unravel ecosystem dynamics in order to contribute to species protection and nature recovery. With strong ties to a well-established research group and personal teaching, you'll gain an extensive background in academic research, with a focus on the interplay between different components and cycles in an ecosystem.

M.Sc. Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Weather and climate are integral parts of the Earth system. The monitoring of meteorological variables, together with the knowledge and modelling of underlying processes, are key to understanding our interaction with the natural environment. The Applied Meteorology and Climatology programme is offered at the University of Birmingham.

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M.Sc. Climate Justice

The only programme of its kind in the world, GCU's MSc Climate Justice explores one of the most pressing issues of our times: climate justice, where climate change, human rights and policy development intersect.

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M.Sc. Water and Environment

The Master's in Water and Environment tackles problems in Environmental Science such as climate change, flooding, eutrophication, chemical pollution, habitat fragmentation and bio-invasions. With a flexible programme and unique facilities, you'll obtain the laboratory, field and assessment tools you need to protect ecosystems and human health in the context of multiple environmental pressures.