Top 10 Environmental Studies Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

Environmental Studies is a wide-ranging subject and a masters in this field will have varied outcomes depending on your previous degrees, work experience and future plans.

Many graduates go on to work in governmental and non-governmental policy-making organisations as well as other fields like scientific research and engineering. 

Here is a roundup of ten of the best masters courses in Environmental Studies available to study in the UK and Europe*.

MSc in Environmental Change and Management – University of Oxford

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £17,062 for UK and EU students / £23,027 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students on this course at the University of Oxford will focus on the wide-ranging causes of environmental change and the organisations that are involved with the management of the environment. 

Master in Environmental Sciences – ETH Zurich

Duration: 2 years full time.
Cost: CHF1298 per year for all students. 
What You Will Study: This course at ETH Zurich in Switzerland is aimed at students who wish to have a future academic career in the Environmental Sciences. Students can concentrate on topics such as Environmental Systems and Policy or Atmosphere and Climate and the course is in English. 

MPhil in Environmental Policy – University of Cambridge

Duration: 10 months full time.
Cost: £13,950 for UK and EU students / £11,450 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students planning on undertaking a PhD in Environmental Studies at the University of Cambridge can begin by taking an MPhil. The course will prepare students to advise and research global Environmental Policy and its impact. 

Master in Environmental Sciences – Wageningen University

Duration: 2 years full time.
Cost: €2,006 for EU students / €17,600 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Wageningen University in the Netherlands will develop the skills to analyse the environment and the critical thinking skills to create government policy. The course is taught in English. 

MSc in Environmental Technology – Imperial College London

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £11,000 for UK and EU students / £26,000 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at Imperial College London focuses on solving the issues facing modern environmental scientists and developing the skills necessary for a successful future career such as networking with fellow professionals. 

Masters in Environmental Sciences and Engineering – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: CHF 1266 per year for all students. 
What You Will Study: Students on this masters at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland will learn the issues around protecting the environment for the future, and can specialise in topics like Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Monitoring and Modeling. This course is taught in English. 

Masters in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science – Lund University

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: No fee for EU, Swiss and EEA students / SEK220,000 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Lund University in Sweden will learn about the complex interactions between economics, society, technology and industry with an interdisciplinary approach. 

MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development – University College London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 to 5 years with flexible study. 
Cost: £14,520 total cost for EU and UK students / £23,540 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at UCL prepares students for work with organisations that shape and influence global environmental policy. 

MSc in Environment and Development – Lancaster University

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £8,500 total cost for UK and EU students / £19,500 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at Lancaster University can be taken as an MA or an MSc depending on your dissertation topic. It allows you to tailor your studies to your future plans with a large choice of modules including subjects like Conservation Biology and Environmental Law.

MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management – University of Manchester

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: £9,500 for UK and EU students / £18,000 for international students. 
What You Will Study: The first two semesters at the University of Manchester are based in Budapest studying political, legal, technological, scientific and economic environmental issues. The 3rd and 4th semesters are based back in Manchester where you gain practical scientific experience and complete your dissertation.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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