Taught course

Environmental Science

University of St Andrews · Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a biological, environmental or physical science, geography, or other subject-related area.

CV or résumé 

personal statement 

one original signed academic reference 

academic transcripts and degree certificates 

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Environmental Science is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 

This degree places a strong emphasis on the provision of hands-on technical training grounded in theoretical concepts required to tackle the major environmental challenges of our century. This includes investigating and implementing solutions to global climate change, remediating and reducing the pollution of natural waters, and securing and managing the supply of natural resources. Candidates are trained in survey and experiment design, field-deployable as well as lab-based analytical techniques and technical report writing as a core element of the degree programme.
The course includes a set of core modules that provide graduate level training on world class analytical equipment and the application of this knowledge to quantitatively assess natural and polluted systems. The range of optional modules allows students to tailor the degree towards their personal background, interests and career goals spanning from managing Earth’s natural resources to study of the oceans, atmosphere and climate change.

Information for international students

If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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