Taught course

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

University of Southampton · Geography and Environmental Science

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Entry requirements

Upper Second Class Honours degree in a science related subject from an approved University. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Environmental Monitoring and Assessment offers training in monitoring approaches, handling environmental data and assessing predicted changes for the safe and responsible management of our environment. We will give you the knowledge and professional skills required for a career as an environmental scientist in a fast-growing and rapidly changing industry. You will engage in practical work such as developing an Environmental Management System for a real-life client organisation to meet the international standard ISO14001, giving you a unique, highly sought-after skill set from employers.

Unique features of our MSc programme includes: the opportunity to work with organisations focused on environmental and sustainability issues; ability to participate in fieldwork and research methods courses; interdisciplinary training; the flexibility to specialize in particular aspects of environmental consultancy; a mix of applied modules giving opportunities to practise skills, and other modules delivering background on the legal and political framework within which EIA consultants have to operate.

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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