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Welcome to the Environment UK University Degree Course Directory.

Listed here you will find details of environmental management & environmental science degree courses run by Universities across the UK. These qualifications will equip graduates with the knowledge to apply scientific principles & management techniques to real-life environmental problems, thus increasing their employability and value within the environmental industry.

People with skills in environmental management & sciences are increasingly in demand by private companies, local authorities, government agencies (e.g. Defra) and national and international environmental organisations

University of Derby Online Learning - MA Education (Leadership and Management)

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If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our MA Education (Leadership and Management) online degree is designed to help you.

DELTA (Cambridge Diploma in TESOL) recognition

If you have the full DELTA (Cambridge Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)) qualification you may be eligible for 60 credits at level 7 against our MA Education – contact us for more information.

Specialist pathway aligned with your professional interests

The MA Education (Leadership and Management) is designed for those who have experience of working in schools, colleges, universities or any education context, and who seek to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences the experiences of staff and students. The programme draws on research from the UK and internationally.

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University of Derby Online Learning - Master of Public Health

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The Master of Public Health can help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment. This course is ideal if you are aiming towards, or currently working within public health and looking to improve your autonomy and expertise in public health practice.

Choose from three postgraduate awards

Tailor the course to suit your needs and achieve a Postgraduate Certificate within 12 months, a Postgraduate Diploma in 2 years and a Masters within 3 years.

You will be taught by an academic team that is made up of public health specialists, health psychologists and environmental health specialists who have worked in the industry and bring a depth of knowledge and experience to the course.

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University of Derby Online Learning - MSc Environmental Health

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This is one of our most established online courses and the only online MSc Environmental Health course accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. That means it’s a crucial first step in becoming a qualified environmental health professional.

Environmental Health is a multi-facetted discipline which deals with issues that impact on the health and well being of individuals and society as a whole.

This online Environmental Health MSc course addresses the need for environmental health professionals who are able to understand and evaluate the risks posed by the stressors of the environmental health, through equipping you with the knowledge, expertise and skills needed to take on and enhance your role as a professional in this field of study.

Our tutors have many years’ experience in environnmental health and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.

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University of Derby Online Learning - Environmental Management

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Accredited by both the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) our MSc Environmental Management degree has been specifically designed for environmental professionals wishing to develop their career in environmental management, consultancy or pollution control. 

A course tailored to your own interests and career goals

You’ll cover key areas in Environmental Management, Policy and Law as well as optional modules including Waste Management and Impact Assessment that can be applied directly in the workplace as you learn. You will also have the opportunity to study modules such as Environmental Consultancy, Pollution Control and Climate Change, enabling you to tailor the course to suit your specific interest or career needs and helping you to further develop your management skills. 

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Cardiff University - School of Engineering

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We are ranked as one of the top ten Engineering Schools in the UK for research, and we are ranked top in the UK for the impact of our research (Research Excellence Framework 2014). We have strong links with industry and we work with companies across the world.

The combination of excellent research credentials and close ties with global engineering firms has drawn students from the UK and around the world to embark on our postgraduate courses.

The School places great importance on industrial involvement in both the development and practice of its postgraduate programmes which means that you will often be able to work on real industrial problems as part of your MSc project.

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University of Edinburgh

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School of GeoSciences

The University of Edinburgh is ranked within the world’s top 20 universities, with Earth and Marine Sciences and Geography both ranked 15th worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015). The School of GeoSciences is the largest grouping of GeoScientists in the UK, with around 400 academics and research students. The most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014) identified us as having the greatest concentration of ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ researchers in the UK.

As well as being a centre for academic excellence, we are a friendly, welcoming School with regular social activities for all our students. Edinburgh is well known for being one of the best places in the UK to live and study, and its proximity to the rest of Scotland and an international airport makes it a perfect base for local and international field trips.

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Queen Mary University of London - School of Geography

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Queen Mary is a proud part of our local community, with a commitment to the area around us being in the roots of our institution. In 1887, Queen Mary began life as the People’s Palace, declared by Queen Victoria at the opening of the building to be “for the benefit of the people of east London”. We are proud of these roots and have built on this with our work in and alongside the local community. 

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 21,187 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £300m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. 

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London is recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research.With courses in human and physical geography and environmental science, we offer students the opportunity to discover, explore and engage with the world around them.

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Middlesex University

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The Faculty of Science and Technology at Middlesex University delivers high quality teaching, research and consultancy with a focus on the application of knowledge to practice; a knowledge that is underpinned by a sound scientific philosophy and research basis.

Our environmental science, environmental and public health, and environmental management provision spans undergraduate courses, postgraduate taught courses, research degrees and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including NEBOSH and IOSH courses.

Many of our degree courses are also accredited by agencies including the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), the Institute of Environmental Science (IES) and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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Cranfield University - Environmental Technology

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Environmental Technology is a key strategic theme at Cranfield. We have been contributing to the green economy for over 40 years with deep expertise in environmental governance and sustainability, natural resource management, agriculture and land management, energy and the environment, environmental engineering for the treatment of water, wastes and contaminated soils and environmental health and food.

Studying at Cranfield

The University offers a vibrant, applied programme of accredited postgraduate courses to suit a range of professionals studying full or part-time across the fields of environmental science, engineering, technology, business and policy.

Studying at Cranfield means working intimately with our partners in industry, Government or the NGO sector. We provide real-world expertise and prepare our students for the challenges of working in an exciting, growing, globally relevant and intellectually challenging sector. For researchers, we share our expertise internally through our Environment Doctoral Research Centre, the focus of support to our postgraduate research community.

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Newcastle University - Environmental Sciences and Engineering

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School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

World-leading research focusing on the challenges of science and engineering at the interface between technological, human and natural systems underpins a broad suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We command a unique position both to tackle the fundamental science related to intensifying global change and to confront the challenges this presents to our society and its supporting infrastructure.

Undergraduate degrees:

MEarthSci Earth Science
BSc Earth Science
BSc Geographic Information Science
BSc Surveying and Mapping Science

Postgraduate degrees:

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Royal Holloway University of London - Earth Sciences

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The Department of Earth Sciences is a highly regarded and friendly department that provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students and staff alike to study and research a wide range of earth sciences.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) reported 94% of research has been classified as 4* world leading and 3* internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. By this criterion, the Department is 2nd place among UK universities.

Staff pursue a wide range of research interests including environmental geoscience, geochemistry and geophysics, magmatic processes, palaeobotany, and structural and sedimentary geology.

Strong collaborative links with environmental consultancies and engineers, regulatory agencies and local authorities provide valuable support for postgraduate research projects, employment for graduates, and work experience for undergraduates.

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University of St Andrews - Geography & Sustainable Development

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We are a leading centre for scholarship in geography and sustainable development, with highly ranked undergraduate and postgraduate courses which equip students to be problem-solvers in a complex world. Our overarching aim is to integrate the study of the earth system with its landscapes, peoples, places and environments. We teach and research across the full breadth of geography, and also bring together expertise in the social and natural sciences to explore the principles and practice of sustainable development. The importance of understanding environmental change is a strong thread running through all our programmes, and, very practically, St Andrews is on track to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral university following the opening of its £25 million biomass heating plant in 2016.

The School is consistently ranked amongst the best in the UK, and we attract students from around the world, drawn here by our long-standing reputation for excellent teaching in a world-class intellectual environment. Our excellent skills training, underpinned by a suite of state-of-the-art analytical and field facilities, contributes to our strong employability record. In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework assessment (2014), we came top in Scotland, and the 2017 Times & Sunday Times University Guide ranked us 4th in the UK. The School’s world-leading expertise in environmental economics is a particular strength.

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The University of Nottingham

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altThe University of Nottingham offers both undergraduate and postgraduate environmental courses across a number of schools and departments.

School of Biosciences

The School of Biosciences offers undergraduate courses in environmental science. It is the UK's strongest teaching and research centre for fundamental and applied biological, agricultural, environmental and food sciences. Students are taught by world-class specialists, many of whom are expert advisers to national and international bodies.The school has extensive links with companies and institutions working in the field of biosciences nationally and internationally, helping ensure our courses are relevant to industry.

School of Geography

The School of Geography offers courses in environmental geoscience at undergraduate level, and environmental management at postgraduate level. Teaching in the school is led by internationally excellent research, with extensive resources and excellent support enabling students to fulfil their potential – in the last five years, over 90% of graduates have gained a first or upper-second-class degree.

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University of Brighton - School of Environment and Technology

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The School of the Environment and Technology at the University of Brighton is at the forefront of teaching, research and consultancy in a range of discipline areas including Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Civil Engineering and Built Environment.

We offer a range of accredited courses which benefit from input by industry and professional organisations.

Combined with our extensive research and consultancy activity this ensures our courses are up-to-date, relevant and meet the needs of our students and employers.

We also work closely with industry to offer our students paid placement opportunities, locally and nationally, allowing students to put what they learn in the classroom into practical, hands- on experience and make contacts in industry along the way.

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University of Warwick – School of Life Sciences

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The School of Life Sciences (SLS) is an international centre of excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching. SLS is a BBSRC strategic partner department, but also works with MRC, NERC, EPSRC, the Wellcome Trust, and other UK and international funding organisations to pursue its research programmes.

The breadth of cutting-edge research in SLS underpins teaching programmes exploring the full range of bioscience. The School was ranked second in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 research ranking exercise. Overall more than 80% of life sciences research was rated as 'World Leading or Internationally Excellent'.

Warwick offers a range of popular undergraduate and postgraduate degrees reflecting our expertise across a diversity of Life Science disciplines. Modern teaching laboratories and good teaching and learning support provide our students with flexible and relevant programmes and the opportunity to study alongside world-class researchers and academics.

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Northumbria University, Newcastle - Department of Geography

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altGeography at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in social and cultural geography, physical geography and environmental science, crime, environmental health and management, health & safety, and disaster management.

The department progressively develops new knowledge, expertise and partnerships to address the major challenges of our times. Our research and teaching is focused on providing the means to address future climate change, poverty, disaster risk, biodiversity conservation, health and safety, crime and pollution. All Geography and Environmental Management related degree courses consistently achieve 90%+ for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. This is testament to our staff and a department which has a strong and rich tradition of developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment, including research-informed teaching and extensive application of practical field and lab-based activities.

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Bath Spa University - School of Society, Enterprise & Environment

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The School of Society, Enterprise and Environment teaches Biology, Business and Management, Environmental Science, Food with Nutrition, Geography, Global Development & Sustainability, Human Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology.

RESEARCH

We have a dynamic environment that investigates pure and applied aspects of research to underpin our teaching, but also our teaching methods, ensuring that content and delivery of our courses is at the cutting edge.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We welcome enquiries from international students. As well as international students coming to study with us full-time, we are also actively involved in Erasmus with staff and students taking part in exchanges.

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University of Sunderland - Faculty of Applied Sciences

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At the University of Sunderland, the Faculty of Applied Sciences offers a wide variety of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a diverse range of applied science discipline areas.
Our environmental technology programmes will give you the skills and experience needed to meet the challenges posed by new technologies in the fields of renewable energy, water resources management, and waste and pollution control.

Whether you choose to work in the public or the private sector, the unique blend of practical and theoretical training across the spectrum of environmental themes will see you well-placed in the job market.
Why Sunderland for Environment Courses:

  • Our Environment courses are accredited by IOSH, the leading chartered body for Health & Safety professionals
  • ‘World Leading’ Research
  • Placement Opportunities
  • Distance Learning options

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University of Surrey – Centre for Environmental Strategy

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The University of Surrey is a top UK institution with award winning departments, academics and students.

The Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) is an internationally-acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development. It takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the analysis of sustainable systems, integrating strong, engineering based approaches with insights from the social sciences to develop action-oriented, policy relevant responses to long-term environmental and social issues.

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ces/about/index.htm

We also have a highly accredited Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, which is ranked 4th by The Guardian University Guide 2015, top 10 in The Complete University Guide 2014, and 7th in The Times Good University Guide 2014.

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University of Leeds - School of Geography

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If you choose to study a Masters at Leeds, you will be taught by experts in their field who share your passion for the subject. You will enjoy a truly international student atmosphere and leave with excellent graduate employment prospects thanks to our strong links with industry.

Our programmes reflect the School's research interests across the broad spectrum of physical and human geography. We offer a number of MA, MSc and Masters by Research (MbR) programmes, including both vocationally-orientated and research-focused courses. Many of these are available as Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDip) or Postgraduate Certificates (PGCert) and you can also choose to study full or part-time.

In addition to face-to-face taught programmes, our GIS programme is available as a flexible, part-time, on-line distance learning programme, which allows you to structure your study to suit your individual commitments. We also offer some of our modules as standalone Continuing Professional Development opportunities.

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University of Worcester - Institute of Science & the Environment

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At the University of Worcester, The Institute of Science and the Environment offers top quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a friendly and supportive fashion using modern approaches to learning and teaching. The Institute provides an exciting and attractive setting in which to study as a student or to engage in your research. In 2016, the University of Worcester was short listed for the prestigious accolade of “University of the Year”, due to excellent student satisfaction and continuously large investments in facilities and buildings. In the latest research Excellence Framework 2014, it was the most improved university in the country.

The BSc Environmental Science course is accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). CHES is the collective voice of the environmental sciences academic community and serves to enhance the quality of environmental education worldwide. A programme accredited by CHES is assured to meet high standards, contain a strong component of practical, field and theoretical activities, and has excellent opportunities for training, work experience and links to the professional environmental sector.

A firm foundation of academic excellence enables us to support and inspire the scientists of the future. We offer undergraduates a broad-based training with specialist options across the disciplines, while postgraduates can take advantage of a supportive and stimulating research environment. Recent additions to our Masters portfolio are Masters of Research in Ecology and Environmental Management and Masters of Research in River Science.

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Manchester Metropolitan University - School of Science & the Environment

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The School of Science and the Environment was created in summer 2010 from the previously existing Divisions of Biology and Chemistry and the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, to produce a school of approximately 60 academic staff and over 1500 full time equivalent students.

The integrated school is able to develop and enhance teaching and research synergies from across the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography and Sustainability.

This allows for the development of new initiatives that can respond to and pre-empt changes in student, employer, and governmental requirements, and research imperatives; thereby creating new areas of scientific enquiry and the production of new courses for Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Industry.

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University of Manchester - School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

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Geology and related Earth Sciences have been studied at Manchester since 1851 when W.C. Williamson was appointed as Professor of Natural History (Geology, Zoology and Botany).

Williamson was one of the great Victorian scientists, a friend of Darwin, Huxley, Lyell and others of that generation. Since then, many of the great names of British geology have studied or researched at Manchester (Professors at Manchester have included Sir W. Boyd Dawkins, Sir T.H. Holland, O.T. Jones, W.J. Pugh, W.A. Deer, E.A. Vincent, W.S. Fyfe, W.S. Mackenzie and J. Zussman).

In the 1950's, the Department was the first in Britain to set up laboratories for high temperature and pressure studies of the crystallisation of minerals and rocks. Further expansion took place in the late 1980's with new laboratories for isotope geochemistry, rock deformation studies, and mineral spectroscopy being added, along with substantial growth in academic and support staff numbers.

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Cardiff Metropolitan University - School of Health Sciences

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We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals through the delivery of high quality education and research. Our exciting portfolio of interdisciplinary programmes across Health Sciences and Social Care areas provide our students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills, gain practical experience and utilise cutting edge equipment and facilities, in preparation for your chosen career.

Our programmes are delivered and supported by over 160 members of academic and support staff, including specialist part-time lecturers from professional clinical areas.

With approximately 2,000 students, we are very proud that 93% of our graduates secure employment or entry further study within 6 months of graduation*.

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University of Leeds - School of Earth & Environment

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If you choose to study in the School of Earth and Environment you will be joining one of the largest and most vibrant Schools in the country. Experts within the School study the Earth from its core to the atmosphere, with expertise ranging from geophysics and surface processes to atmospheric science, climate change and environmental sustainability.

Leeds is in fact, one of just a few universities that has brought the complete range of disciplines from geology and geophysics, environmental science, meteorology and climate science, to environmental social science together under one banner. We also have one of the largest research clusters of Earth, environmental and social scientists in the UK and internationally.

Our research is organised across four School Institutes and two national research centres. This means we are at the forefront in tackling global issues such as climate change, energy, water and sustainable development.

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University of Hertfordshire - Geography, Environment and Agriculture

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An understanding of the world from social, economic, political and environmental perspectives has never been more critical.
Our geography degree is aimed at students who want to develop their knowledge of our rapidly changing world by combining elements of physical and human geography.

The environmental management degree at the University of Hertfordshire – which can be combined with a degree in agriculture – is designed to develop your understanding of environmental processes, their measurement, and the techniques used to better manage the interrelationships between society and the environment.

In close collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College, Rothamsted Research and Oaklands College, we offer a unique degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security with integrated work placements in research institutions and industry.

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University of Salford - School of Environment & Life Sciences

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Salford is an ambitious University, with our 20,000 students contributing enormously to the local economy and our expertise transforming individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement.

School of Environment & Life Sciences:

The School covers an outstanding range of academic disciplines across all areas of biology, environment, health, geography and wildlife conservation, hence providing a very eclectic, stimulating, inter disciplinary hub for undergraduate and post graduate education and research.

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City University London - School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

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City University London draws on over 100 years of experience in Engineering to continue a long-standing tradition of academic excellence in the subject area. City’s current engineering departments – Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics – boast cutting-edge facilities; dedicated, research-active staff; a culture of collaboration and strong links with industry. City is ideally situated for engineering, surrounded by a host of design companies in Clerkenwell in the heart of a city that is at the forefront of the construction industry. City has expertise in power systems design and analysis, renewable energy schemes, and green transportation.

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University of Hull - School of Biological, Biomedical & Environmental Sciences

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A wealth of degree options

Build your own degree: At Hull you have the flexibility of choosing modules across a breadth of disciplines and be taught by experts in the field.

Overseas fieldwork opportunities

Students have the opportunity to undertake field-based projects both in the UK and in exotic locations such as Brazil, the Caribbean and Mallorca.

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Nottingham Trent University - School of Animal, Rural & Environmental Science

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As one of the leading centres in the UK for animal and environmental sciences, our Brackenhurst campus has a proud agricultural heritage and has developed into a thriving specialist science department within NTU.

A dedicated 200-hectare farm, woodland and wetland estate, Brackenhurst is based just 14 miles outside of Nottingham. The campus acts as the perfect outdoor classroom with a diverse range of habitats and wildlife species and provides a dedicated learning environment that perfectly complements your studies.

Here you’ll be part of a warm and friendly atmosphere with 1,300 other likeminded students where you’ll have access to specialised equipment for exploring your chosen subject in the field and in the laboratory.

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University of Gloucestershire - School of Natural & Social Science

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Looking after tomorrow is one of the biggest challenges the world faces today.

Unsustainable practices are deepening the impact of environmental degradations, extending inequalities in our society and across the globe, as well as limiting quality of life. Rising to the challenge of developingand helping implement a sustainable future is at the heart of our aspirations. Our courses would suit anyone who aspires to work in the environmental sector including existing professionals seeking to update knowledge or learn new skills.

The long term, institution wide commitment to sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire has led us to be acknowledged as both a pioneer and a sector leader, a position supported by ranking in the top five in the People and Planet Green League consistently since the league began and as a regular winner at the annual Green Gown Awards.

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University of Northampton - School of Science & Technology

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​​​​​The School of Science and Technology offers a range of degrees and other qualifications in the areas of computing, engineering, environmental and geographical sciences, and leather technology.

It is a world leading specialist for the study of leather science, wastes management and resource efficiency, lift engineering and non destructive testing, geomorphology, and the conservation of biodiversity. The school is recognised as an 'Unreal Academia', an official training site for the Unreal Engine for computer games development.

The school's strong relationships with industry partners, public sector organisations and research bodies ensures that course material is relevant to, and keeps apace with, the needs of society, providing students with placement opportunities overseas and within the UK, enhancing the employability of our graduates.

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The University of Wales Trinity Saint David - School of Architecture, Built & Natural Environments

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Studying at the newly formed School of Architecture, Built and Natural Environments will prepare you for employment in many key roles in both built and natural environments. The School is vibrant, innovative and indeed friendly.

We offer programmes at undergraduate and post graduate levels in environmental conservation and management, civil engineering and environmental management and property and facilities management. Our programmes are designed to equip our students with knowledge and skills necessary in today’s high technological world.

The School of Architecture, Built and Natural Environment prides itself on providing a supportive learning environment, with very high personal attention given to all students. Delivering a successful and enjoyable learning experience is core to our vision. Our teaching is informed by research in subjects’ right across our portfolio and is supplemented by external experts from across the world.

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Brunel University - The Institute for the Environment

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The Institute for the Environment - or IfE - is a rapidly expanding research centre housing a strong team of leading experts held in high international regard in their respective fields. In 2011, our research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Research in the Institute tackles a diverse number of environmental science issues. We have excellent toxicology and ecotoxicology facilities, a wide range of testing and analysis equipment, and state-of-the-art equipment for the chemical analysis of samples.

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