Taught course

Environment and Planetary Health

University of Lincoln · School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

Students should hold a second class honours degree or higher in geography, environmental science or studies, earth science, life sciences, politics and social sciences, or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The field of planetary health is an emerging one and is necessary for tackling many of the major contemporary challenges we experience in the world today, such as the climate, pollution, and biodiversity crises. The concept of planetary health recognises the reliance of human populations on healthy ecosystems, including the highly complex socio-ecological feedback mechanisms involved in interactions between humans and nature.

The aim of this MSc programme is to develop students that have an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of the interconnections between the natural environment, ecosystems, human health, and wellbeing. The programme draws on knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines including physical and human geography, life science, environmental sciences, health and medicine, and political science. A particular area of focus will be assessing the impact of the interconnected environmental, social, and health crises from a local to global scale, and developing management, mitigation, and adaptation strategies to address them.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.


Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.


If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.


Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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