Queen Mary University of London: Environmental Science by Research

InstitutionQueen Mary University of London View institution profile
Department Geography
Web http://www.qmul.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

Both natural environments and those heavily influenced and altered by human activities are ever-changing. This programme allows you to explore the unique specialisms within our physical geography and environmental science research team, and to work closely on a specialist topic with an expert in your chosen field of interest. The support available is on a one-to-one basis and culminates in a substantial MSc dissertation. This can take the form of a traditional monograph, a research report or two draft manuscripts intended for publication in an international, peer-reviewed journal. This programme is ideal for those looking to continue on to PhD research or to work independently, for example, as a consultant.
Which topics can I study?
Projects available from our Earth Surface Science specialists can change every year and a list of research topics is available here. Recent topics have included:
environmental impact of historical landfill
lateral moraine formation
analysis of glaciotectonic structures
assessment of rare species
analysis of braided river channel networks
This programme:
places you with one or more internationally acknowledged experts in physical geography or environmental science, with superb research and analytical facilities that ensure a top-quality research environment
offers you the opportunity to work with partner organisations, providing insight into their structure and operation
combines a smaller taught element that will provide you with key research methodology, skills, approaches and debates relevant to your field of study, along with a substantial element of independent work to focus on a specific area of research
provides you with a range of transferable skills suitable for further research and employment, including analytical field and laboratory skills, data modelling, statistical analysis, project management and critical evaluation of information.
Become part of QMUL Geography
Professional and friendly environment: We are recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research. Our work is at the forefront of geography, shaping debates and providing significant new insight and understanding. We are also known for our friendly and welcoming ethos and are home to many leading physical geography and environmental science scholars. Joining the School of Geography places you alongside academics that are actively developing and challenging contemporary thinking in their field.
Research excellence: Almost 80 per cent of the School’s research outputs (books and articles) are rated as world-leading (4) or internationally excellent (3) placing it 5th in the UK for this measure. Our scores increased across all areas in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) and we were ranked joint 11th for geography in the UK overall. We are also proud to feature in the top 100 geography departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
Employability: 94% of respondents from our postgraduates were in work or further study six month after graduation; 91% at graduate level (DLHE 2015).
Capital location: We're a School that cares about the world beyond the university, working with a range of community groups, artists, cultural and heritage institutions and policy makers, particularly here in east London. Our passion is to demonstrate through research and teaching the intellectual and political significance of geographical research and understanding. We encourage our students to become part of this vibrant intellectual culture.
Networks: You will develop knowledge and understanding relevant to employment in organisations such as Environment Agency, Defra, Natural England, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, British Geological Survey and environmental consultancies.

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Queen Mary University of London offers two types of postgraduate degrees, taught programmes and research degrees.

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Research excellence and innovation
We facilitate world-leading research across all academic schools and departments, with an impressive track record of initiating exciting and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations. The most recent national assessment of research – the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) – has confirmed our place in the very top group of research-led universities in the UK. Overall we were ranked 9th among multi-faculty universities in the UK. And in terms of the percentage of 3* and 4* research ...

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