Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

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Environmental sciences study the effects of processes in nature, regardless of their cause and analyse how physical elements interact and what consequences these actions have. Some of its most important sub-fields of study are biology, ecology, physics, zoology, chemistry, mineralogy and soil sciences.

A Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences also includes social studies that focus on human interactions and relationships and their impact on the environment. These aspects lead to development of policies that protect the planet’s activity. Once students enrol in a Master’s degree in environmental sciences, they will have the possibility to specialize in policy development, natural resources management or GIS (geographic information system).

Careers in environmental sciences are diverse and, most of the time, include both desk and field work. Graduates can become environmental education or recycling officers, environmental managers or health practitioners, toxicologists, landscape architect and transport planners.

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Suggested Masters in Environmental Sciences

M.Phil. Geography

Our researchers are able to undertake projects and supervise students across a number of physical geography themes including coastal and marine processes; glacial geomorphology; climate change . Staff of this Geography at University of Portsmouth also specialise in river restoration and management projects. Our research is both laboratory and field based across a number of sites.

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M.Sc. Transport Planning and the Environment

If you are a numerate graduate who wants a smart track to employment in a rapidly expanding sector addressing the environmental impacts of transport, or a practitioner who wants insight into best-practice research to accelerate your career, the Transport Planning and the Environment Masters is for you.

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M.Phil. Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) is committed to active and developing research programmes in a wide range of subjects within the Earth and Environmental fields. Our research of Earth and Environmental Sciences at University of Portsmouth strengths include crustal evolution, environmental modelling and monitoring, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems, applied physics. 

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Top Ranked Universities in Environmental Sciences on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Engineering QS Rankings (2018) Environmental Sciences
Stanford, United States 1 2
Zürich, Switzerland 2 6
Cambridge, United States 3 4
Davis, United States 4 13
Madison, United States 5 32
Berkeley, United States 6 1
Copenhagen, Denmark 7 42
Princeton, United States 8 29
Cambridge, United States 9 3
Edmonton, Canada 9 51
Copenhagen, Denmark 11 51
College Park, United States 12 51
Beijing, China 13 22
München, Germany 14 101
Beijing, China 15 27
Perth, Australia 16 51
Wageningen, Netherlands 17 6
Columbus, United States 18 101
Brisbane, Australia 19 12
Pasadena, United States 20 19
Nanjing, China 21 101
Stockholm, Sweden 22 40
Toronto, Canada 23 31
Baltimore, United States 24 51
Ann Arbor, United States 25 28
Durham, United States 26 29
Hangzhou, China 27 51
Minneapolis, United States 28 -
Boulder, United States 29 51
New Haven, United States 30 13
Tempe Junction, United States 31 42
Aarhus, Denmark 32 51
Utrecht, Netherlands 33 51
Gainesville, United States 34 51
Seattle, United States 34 17
Atlanta, United States 36 38
Lausanne, Switzerland 37 -
Beijing, China 38 101
Urbana, United States 39 45
East Lansing, United States 40 51
Vancouver, Canada 41 11
New York City, United States 42 37
Amsterdam, Netherlands 43 51
Pittsburgh, United States 44 51
London, United Kingdom 45 101
Exeter, United Kingdom 46 51
University Park, United States 47 47
Shanghai, China 48 151
Gent, Belgium 49 51
Saskatoon, Canada 49 151
Marseille, France 101 251
Barcelona, Spain 101 51
Golden, United States 101 151
Southport, Australia 101 101
Townsville, Australia 101 44
Karlsruhe, Germany 101 -
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 101 251
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 101 201
Kyoto, Japan 101 46
Melbourne, Australia 101 49
Taipei, Taiwan 101 41
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 101 101
Evanston, United States 101 101
Ås, Norway 101 -
Toulouse, France 101 -
Paris, France 101 151
Plymouth, United Kingdom 101 201
Brisbane, Australia 101 101
Jinan, China 101 -
Shanghai, China 101 51
Guangzhou, China 101 -
Canberra, Australia 101 24
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 101 -
Adelaide, Australia 101 51
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 101 51
Athens, United States 101 151
Manchester, United Kingdom 101 51
Tokyo, Japan 101 25
Grenoble, France 101 151
London, United Kingdom 101 49
Antwerpen, Belgium 101 101
Bern, Switzerland 101 151
Bristol, United Kingdom 101 51
Cincinnati, United States 101 -
Newark, United States 101 151
Göteborg, Sweden 101 151
Iowa City, United States 101 251
Lisbon, Portugal 101 101
Montréal, Canada 101 101
Lincoln, United States 101 201
Oslo, Norway 101 -
Ottawa, Canada 101 201
São Paulo, Brazil 101 51
Hefei, China 101 101
Adelaide, Australia 101 201
Columbia, United States 101 -
Sydney, Australia 101 51
Knoxville, United States 101 201
Tübingen, Germany 101 251
Versailles, France 101 -
Cardiff, United Kingdom 151 151
Ottawa, Canada 151 -
Beijing, China 151 201
Sydney, Australia 151 151
Halifax, Canada 151 151
University Park, United States 151 -
Seoul, South Korea 151 101
Sapporo, Japan 151 101
Wuhan, China 151 -
Mitte, Germany 151 101
Bloomington, United States 151 201
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 151 -
Ottawa, Canada 151 201
Baton Rouge, United States 151 -
Qinzhou, China 151 -
Namyangju, South Korea 151 101
Barcelona, Spain 151 -
Nijmegen, Netherlands 151 -
Houston, United States 151 251
Stony Brook, United States 151 -
Berlin, Germany 151 -
Reading, United Kingdom 151 51
Sheffield, United Kingdom 151 51
Tianjin, China 151 -
Sendai-shi, Japan 151 101
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 151 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 151 -
Aveiro, Portugal 151 -
Basel, Switzerland 151 151
Santa Cruz, United States 151 151
Storrs, United States 151 251
Guelph, Canada 151 101
Lexington, United States 151 -
Montpellier, France 151 101
Durham, United States 151 -
Norman, United States 151 251
Porto, Portugal 151 151
Chambéry, France 151 -
Southampton, United Kingdom 151 51
Los Angeles, United States 151 151
Enschede, Netherlands 151 -
Vienna, Austria 151 151
Wollongong, Australia 151 201
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 151 51
Uppsala, Sweden 151 51
Pullman, United States 151 151
London, Canada 151 151
Wuhan, China 151 201
Wuhan, China 151 -
Xiamen, China 151 -
Aalborg, Denmark 201 151
Paris, France 201 -
Thessaloníki, Greece 201 101
Madrid, Spain 201 101
Bangor, United Kingdom 201 201
Beersheba, Israel 201 -
Providence, United States 201 151
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 201 151
Changsha, China 201 -
Göteborg, Sweden 201 101
Prague, Czech Republic 201 201
Lyon, France 201 -
Clemson, United States 201 -
Cranfield, United Kingdom 201 251
Hanover, United States 201 -
Shanghai, China 201 -
Atlanta, United States 201 -
Tallahassee, United States 201 201
Fuzhou, China 201 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 201
Changde, China 201 -
Ames, United States 201 151
Stockholm, Sweden 201 -
Daejeon, South Korea 201 51
Seoul, South Korea 201 101
Stockholm, Sweden 201 101
Leiden, Netherlands 201 201
Lüneburg, Germany 201 -
Linköping, Sweden 201 -
London, United Kingdom 201 -
Sydney, Australia 201 101
Brno, Czech Republic 201 -
Hamilton, Canada 201 201
Bozeman, United States 201 -
Nanjing, China 201 -
Athens, Greece 201 -
Mexico City, Mexico 201 51
Tainan, Taiwan 201 101
Milano, Italy 201 101
Kingston, Canada 201 151
Belfast, United Kingdom 201 251
Aachen, Germany 201 51
Roma, Italy 201 151
Burnaby, Canada 201 101
Guangzhou, China 201 251
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201 -
Jerusalem, Israel 201 251
Calgary, Canada 201 151
Peterborough, Canada 201 -
Dresden, Germany 201 -
Ulsan, South Korea 201 -
Fairbanks, United States 201 251
Bayreuth, Germany 201 -
Bonn, Germany 201 -
Cordova, Spain 201 -
Joensuu, Finland 201 -
Florence, Italy 201 251
Freiburg, Germany 201 151
Genève, Switzerland 201 251
Göttingen, Germany 201 101
Granada, Spain 201 251
Groningen, Netherlands 201 201
Halle, Germany 201 -
Innsbruck, Austria 201 -
Kiel, Germany 201 251
Lausanne, Switzerland 201 151
Liverpool, United Kingdom 201 151
Nancy, France 201 -
Winnipeg, Canada 201 251
Cambridge, United States 201 -
Baltimore Highlands, United States 201 -
South Miami, United States 201 201
Missoula, United States 201 201
Vienna, Austria 201 101
Reno, United States 201 -
South Bend, United States 201 -
Nottingham, United Kingdom 201 101
Dunedin, New Zealand 201 101
Padua, Italy 201 -
Orsay, France 201 -
Pittsburgh, United States 201 251
Montréal, Canada 201 -
University, United States 201 -
Odense, Denmark 201 -
Brighton, United Kingdom 201 -
Hobart, Australia 201 151
Sydney, Australia 201 101
El Paso, United States 201 -
Lejona, Spain 201 -
Salt Lake City, United States 201 251
Victoria, Canada 201 201
Charlottesville, United States 201 151
Milwaukee, United States 201 -
Laramie, United States 201 -
York, United Kingdom 201 151
Vienna, Austria 201 -
Saint Louis, United States 201 -
Hangzhou, China 201 -
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 301 251
Auburn, United States 301 -
Beijing, China 301 251
Beijing, China 301 -
London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom 301 -
Jeonju, South Korea 301 -
Worcester, United States 301 -
Williamsburg, United States 301 -
Philadelphia, United States 301 -
Durham, United Kingdom 301 -
Shangyu, China 301 251
Ebetsu, Japan 301 -
Eindhoven, Netherlands 301 251
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 301 -
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 301 -
Wuhan, China 301 -
Manhattan, United States 301 -
Seoul, South Korea 301 -
Daegu, South Korea 301 251
Fukuoka, Japan 301 151
Lanzhou, China 301 -
London, United Kingdom 301 -
Houghton, United States 301 -
Nagoya, Japan 301 151
Nanjing, China 301 -
Toulouse, France 301 -
Hsinchu, Taiwan 301 201
Galway, Ireland 301 251
Lisbon, Portugal 301 251
Boston, United States 301 -
Xi'an, China 301 -
Norfolk, United States 301 -
Barcelona, Spain 301 201
Madrid, Spain 301 201
Portland, United States 301 -
San Diego, United States 301 -
Shanghai, China 301 -
Taipei, Taiwan 301 -
Lismore, Australia 301 -
Seoul, South Korea 301 201
Syracuse, United States 301 -
Swansea, United Kingdom 301 -
Syracuse, United States 301 -
Haifa, Israel 301 -
Auckland, New Zealand 301 51
Albuquerque, United States 301 251
Newcastle, Australia 301 151
Medford, United States 301 -
Cadiz, Spain 301 -
Castellón de la Plana, Spain 301 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 101
Buffalo, United States 301 -
Buffalo, United States 301 -
Dublin, Ireland 301 201
Bath, United Kingdom 301 251
Bochum, Germany 301 -
Bologna, Italy 301 -
Bremen, Germany 301 201
Campinas, Brazil 301 101
Cape Town, South Africa 301 101
Ciudad Real, Spain 301 -
Coimbra, Portugal 301 -
Rethymno, Greece 301 -
Essen, Germany 301 -
Erlangen, Germany 301 -
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 301 -
Hamburg, Germany 301 -
Honolulu, United States 301 201
Ostfildern, Germany 301 251
Houston, United States 301 -
Hull, United Kingdom 301 -
Chicago, United States 301 -
Jena, Germany 301 -
Liège, Belgium 301 251
Orono, United States 301 -
Mainz, Germany 301 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 51
Boston, United States 301 -
Milano, Italy 301 251
München, Germany 301 201
Naples, Italy 301 -
Neuchâtel, Switzerland 301 -
Rennes, France 301 -
Kingston, United States 301 -
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 301 -
Sevilla, Spain 301 -
Stuttgart, Germany 301 201
Guildford, United Kingdom 301 251
Palma de Mallorca, Spain 301 -
Brisbane, Australia 301 -
Tromsø, Norway 301 -
Turin, Italy 301 -
Valencia, Spain 301 -
Burlington, United States 301 251
Sydney, Australia 301 251
Paris, France 301 -
Tarragona, Spain 301 -
Logan, United States 301 -
Xi'an, China 301 -
Seoul, South Korea 301 151
Helsinki, Finland 401 201
Waco, United States 401 -
Venice, Italy 401 -
Chongqing, China 401 -
Potsdam, United States 401 -
Madrid, Spain 401 201
Geelong, Australia 401 201
Shanghai, China 401 -
Rotterdam, Netherlands 401 -
Rio Grande, Brazil 401 201
Adelaide, Australia 401 -
Gwangju, South Korea 401 -
Hasselt, Belgium 401 -
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 401 -
Roorkee, India 401 -
Incheon, South Korea 401 -
Shushtar, Iran 401 -
Zhenjiang, China 401 -
Jilin City, China 401 -
Guangzhou, China 401 -
Chuncheon, South Korea 401 -
Kent, United States 401 -
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 401 -
Melbourne, Australia 401 -
Loughborough, United Kingdom 401 251
Manchester, United Kingdom 401 -
Palmerston North, New Zealand 401 201
St. John's, Canada 401 -
Starkville, United States 401 -
Moscow, Russia 401 151
Perth, Australia 401 -
Nanjing, China 401 -
Córdoba, Argentina 401 -
Flagstaff, United States 401 -
Stillwater, United States 401 -
Olomouc, Czech Republic 401 -
Turin, Italy 401 -
Busan, South Korea 401 201
Islamabad, Pakistan 401 -
Melbourne, Australia 401 251
Guangzhou, China 401 -
Nanjing, China 401 -
Carbondale, United States 401 -
Stellenbosch, South Africa 401 251
Philadelphia, United States 401 -
Lubbock, United States 401 -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 401 201
Hamilton, New Zealand 401 -
Tokyo, Japan 401 101
Tokyo, Japan 401 -
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 401 -
Brussels, Belgium 401 -
Cork, Ireland 401 251
Alicante, Spain 401 -
Belgrade, Serbia 401 -
Bergen, Norway 401 201
Bordeaux, France 401 -
Buenos Aires, Argentina 401 101
Christchurch, New Zealand 401 151
Catania, Italy 401 -
Gdansk, Poland 401 -
Graz, Austria 401 -
Hannover, Germany 401 -
Moscow, United States 401 -
Leicester, United Kingdom 401 -
Leipzig, Germany 401 -
Ljubljana, Slovenia 401 -
Baltimore, United States 401 -
Milano, Italy 401 -
Columbia, United States 401 251
Münster, Germany 401 -
Fredericton, Canada 401 -
Oldenburg, Germany 401 -
Palermo, Italy 401 -
Patras, Greece 401 -
Pau, France 401 -
Philadelphia, United States 401 151
Poitiers, France 401 -
Potsdam, Germany 401 -
Beijing, China 401 -
George Town, Malaysia 401 49
Sherbrooke, Canada 401 -
St Andrews, United Kingdom 401 251
Stirling, United Kingdom 401 -
Strasbourg, France 401 -
Tartu, Estonia 401 -
Tehran, Iran 401 -
Tsukuba, Japan 401 151
Valladolid, Spain 401 -
Windsor, Canada 401 -
Zaragoza, Spain 401 -
Wellington, New Zealand 401 -
Richmond, United States 401 -
Morgantown, United States 401 -
Fort Collins, United States 51 51
Ithaca, United States 51 19
Harbin, China 51 201
Lancaster, United Kingdom 51 51
Singapore, Singapore 51 23
Singapore, Singapore 51 9
Gjøvik, Norway 51 151
Corvallis, United States 51 51
Uppsala, Sweden 51 101
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 51 -
College Station, United States 51 47
London, United Kingdom 51 9
Sydney, Australia 51 15
Austin, United States 51 34
Birmingham, United Kingdom 51 51
Irvine, United States 51 -
Santa Barbara, United States 51 35
Cambridge, United Kingdom 51 6
Chicago, United States 51 101
Leeds, United Kingdom 51 51
Amherst Center, United States 51 101
Chapel Hill, United States 51 101
Oxford, United Kingdom 51 4
Waterloo, Canada 51 51
Blacksburg, United States 51 101
Boston, United States 76 101
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 -
Dalian, China 76 201
Delft, Netherlands 76 18
Shanghai, China 76 101
Leuven, Belgium 76 -
Lund, Sweden 76 38
Montréal, Canada 76 26
Tianjin, China 76 -
Raleigh, United States 76 101
West Lafayette, United States 76 51
Seoul, South Korea 76 33
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 51
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 51
Melbourne, Australia 76 19
Umeå, Sweden 76 251
Albany, United States 76 -
Tucson, United States 76 51
Barcelona, Spain 76 51
Los Angeles, United States 76 16
Riverside, United States 76 101
San Diego, United States 76 51
Norwich, United Kingdom 76 51
Girona, Spain 76 -
Helsinki, Finland 76 51
Lausanne, Switzerland - 36
Minneapolis, United States - 49
Bologna, Italy - 101
Bangkok, Thailand - 101
Santiago, Chile - 101
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 101
Bangalore, India - 151
Mumbai, India - 151
Osaka-shi, Japan - 151
Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia - 151
Santiago, Chile - 151
Québec, Canada - 151
Khargapur, India - 201
Bangkok, Thailand - 201
Taipei, Taiwan - 201
New York City, United States - 201
Valencia, Spain - 201
Bogotá, Colombia - 201
Lawrence, United States - 201
Belo Oriente, Brazil - 251
Hiroshima, Japan - 251
Mexico City, Mexico - 251
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 251
New Brunswick, United States - 251
New York City, United States - 251
São Paulo, Brazil - 251
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 251
Bogotá, Colombia - 251
Bagong Pagasa, Philippines - 251
Irvine, United States - 51