M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

University of Southampton

12 months
25400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment MSc course offered by the University of Southampton develops the professional skills required for a rewarding career as an environmental scientist in a fast-growing and rapidly-changing industry.


Course Details

Highly skilled environmental scientists are critical for the safe and responsible governance of our environment. This Environmental Monitoring and Assessment MSc course offered by the University of Southampton will give you the ability to carry out environmental assessments and audits, handle environmental information and work with geospatial data.

On completing the course, you’ll be able to show your knowledge and understanding of:

  • the importance of environmental concepts, terms, principles and methods
  • the value of using techniques and ideas in different subject disciplines
  • the socio-economic context of environmental issues and the legal framework for environmental regulation
  • the contribution of science, engineering or communication to the identification and resolution of environmental issues
  • the human causes and consequences of environmental impacts
  • general environmental concerns, including biodiversity, environmental limits to economic or population growth

You’ll also have opportunities to work with environmental organisations and visit leading environmental and sustainability initiatives such as infrastructure projects.

Career Opportunities

With this degree you'll have great career potential in local government, the private sector, national and international organisations, as well as research institutions (public and private).

Graduates have the skills to manage complex problems, work with diverse stakeholders, and understand the challenges of interdisciplinary working. They are sought after for roles in:

  • environmental monitoring
  • water resource management
  • pollution control
  • carbon management
  • sustainable waste management
  • sustainable energy
  • wildlife conservation
  • ecological management

As well as broader sectors such as the food, buildings, energy, telecoms and water industries.

All of these sectors need to think about environmental sustainability either through choice or through legislation. Employers look for environmental master's graduates with interdisciplinary cross-cutting skills in communication, problem- solving, leadership, and team working, which is why they form a core part of our assessment process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Coastal and Maritime Engineering and Energy
  • Energy Resources and Engineering
  • Geographical Information Systems for Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Law and Management
  • Waste Resource Management
  • Coastal Flood Defence and Management
  • Bioenergy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £25,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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