Taught course

Environmental Science and Management

University of York · Department of Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in a relevant subject, ideally in some aspect of environmental science; applicants holding degrees in other science or engineering subjects are also considered. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides a firm grounding, through its core modules, in the fundamental principles of environmental science that underpin environmental management. It aims to prepare students for jobs in environmental consultancy and business, in government and non-governmental organisations and in environmental research, either in the UK or overseas.

Through its emphasis on research, environmental assessment methods, and the application of critical thinking to specific case studies, the course equips students to analyse and tackle the complex, multi-faceted problems that characterise environmental management.

Great emphasis is placed on problem solving, particularly on issues currently being investigated by research staff within the Environment Department and the Stockholm Environmental Institute at York (SEIY), which is part of the Environment Department.

A wide choice of optional modules allows students to structure their degrees according to their own specific interests in environmental science, ecology and conservation, and environmental policy and economics. Students can do their dissertation work in the Environment Department, at the Food and Environment Agency (FERA) or SEIY, or with some other appropriate institution or organisation.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 324068