Taught course

Environmental Science and Technology

Lancaster University · Lancaster Environment Centre

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Environmental Science and Technology is designed to provide training in the general field of environmental science and its associated technologies. The emphasis is on developing in depth understanding of environmental processes, how these processes are modified by humans, and how technology can be used to monitor and remediate particular ‘problems’. The course aims to exploit LEC’s considerable pedigree in environmental research and technology development/application to equip students for the specific and generic demands of proceeding directly into either employment or doctoral research in the environmental sector.

Modules on offer include:

- Air Quality and Climate

- Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment

- Catchment Protection (field course)

- Chemical Risk Assessment

- Contaminated Land and Remediation

- Environmental Radioactivity

- Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics

- Environmental Toxicology

- Flood Forecasting and Flood Risk Management

- Groundwater Resources and Protection

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
3 months
part time
3 months

Course contact details

Carol Cook
+ 44 (0)1524 510257