• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The innovative MSc in Environmental Assessment and Control at University of Derby focuses on how to prevent and control the contamination of land and freshwater. With its strong emphasis on applying scientific knowledge to real-world problems, it offers you the chance to specialise in an increasingly important environmental field.

  • Study on a course which is recognised for high professional standards: our MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • Gain a specialist qualification to advance your career with government bodies, local authorities, consultancies and industry – in the UK and overseas
  • Gain an in-depth and holistic understanding of policies and strategies to assess, prevent, manage and control land and freshwater contamination
  • Apply your knowledge to real-world situations and evaluate the outcomes to make effective strategic decisions
  • Undertake work placements with employers in a range of settings for practical-based training and practitioner-based learning
  • Learn from an expert teaching team who conduct crucial research and consultancy work on environmental themes
  • Embark on a pathway towards becoming a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Scientist
  • Choose a route to suit you: our MSc is ideal for recent graduates seeking a full-time postgraduate course and for mature students already in employment wanting to balance part-time studies with work commitments

Careers

This course paves the way to careers with government bodies like the Environment Agency and DEFRA, international organisations such as the UN, local authorities, environmental consultancies, water companies and in a wide range of industries where environmental assessment and control is vital. If you are already in employment, it will enhance your promotion prospects and confidence in applying for more senior roles.

The MSc also represents a valuable qualification for professionals working in allied areas who want to broaden their skills. If you are an environmental consultant, for example, you may wish to gain more specialist knowledge of issues like land remediation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contaminated Land and Remediation 
  • Freshwater Management 
  • Independent Scholarly Activity in Biosciences
  • Practical Training-Based Placement
  • Ecological Surveying
  • Analytical Methods for Ecologists 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements for UK students: You will usually need either an honours degree in a related scientific subject (at least second class) or equivalent experience

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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UK/EU - £715 per 20 credits

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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