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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

MSc Environmental Management

Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months
Start date: September 2020
Our MSc Environmental Management provides a solid grounding in the scientific principles behind environmental management issues.
Participate in world-leading fieldwork research projects, and take advantage of outstanding teaching collections and facilities housed in modern premises.
You will benefit from our custom-designed building with specialised research facilities, including laboratories and instrumentation for work in molecular ecology and biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics and stable and radioisotopes. You will have access to superb controlled environment facilities, a large area of experimental polytunnels and glasshouses and extensive opportunities for fieldwork at our experimental farms.
You can take an optional Research and Enterprise Micro-Placement, during which you will be placed with a member of staff on an externally-funded project based in the UK or internationally, or with an environmental consultancy or government organisation to gain experience of working within an external commercial environment.
The programme has three pathways:
Contaminated and Urban Environments
The Changing Environment
Agriculture and Rural Environments
Contaminated and Urban Environments is intended for students interested in environmental pollution.
The Changing Environment is intended for students interested in the mitigation and adaptation of ecosystems and society to climate change.
Agriculture and Rural Environments is intended for students interested in sustainable land management.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (2:2) (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in geography, environmental science, environmental studies, ecology, agriculture or a related field. Applicants from more diverse backgrounds such as economics or law are also encouraged. Applications from those with no first degree but who have previous experience may also be considered.