Environmental Consultancy, M.Sc. | University of Southampton | Southampton, United Kingdom
12 months
26352 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop a deeper understanding of the environment and our relationship with it at the Environmental Consultancy MSc course offered at the University of Southampton. This degree will give you in-depth knowledge of a variety of topics, including sustainability and environmental law. You’ll graduate with practical skills that will boost your job prospects in a growing field.


Course Details

Through the Environmental Consultancy MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you can explore a diverse range of subject areas to meet the environmental sector's calls for graduates with a wide ranging skills set. The ability to have a professional outlook supported by a broad yet advanced understanding of the environment is the focus of this masters course which aims to develop the interdisciplinary environmental skills and knowledge required for a career in this exciting and fast-growing industry.

In your first semester, you will learn to think critically about the environment and apply research techniques. You will study how to manage projected impacts on the environment from development practices to resource usage.

In the second semester, you will develop your practical skills. You will learn to apply innovative research techniques, present arguments and understand how research funding works. Each semester, you will have the chance to specialise in a range of modules to suit your interests or chosen career path. For instance, Environmental Law and Management will enable you to apply your understanding of the legal and policy mechanisms that protect and enhance our environment.

Career Opportunities

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

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 and pollution control
  • carbon management
  • sustainable waste management
  • sustainable energy
  • wildlife conservation and ecological management

You’ll also be in demand in wider sectors such as the food, buildings, energy, telecoms and water industries.

All these sectors need to think about environmental sustainability either through choice or legislation. Employers look for graduates with 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:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Coastal and Maritime Engineering and Energy
  • Energy Resources and Engineering
  • Coastal Morphodynamics
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Water Pollution
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Geographical Information Systems for Environmental Consultants

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

    26352 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26352 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

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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