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MSci in Environmental Sciences

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,489

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Our planet is constantly evolving. What are the major challenges faced by our global environment and how are todays actions going to affect tomorrow’s world? Follow your passion to make a difference by studying for an Environmental Sciences MSci.
  • From deforestation to waste disposal or natural resource depletion to global warming, Brunel’s Environmental Sciences MSci will provide you with the foundations to pursue a career that makes a difference to our world.
  • Studying for an MSci means that you’ll graduate with an integrated master’s. From your employers perspective you’ll stand out from the crowd because you’ll have developed your skills to a greater depth than you would on the BSc. The MSci will give you the chance to specialise in an important Environmental Science area of your choice. At Brunel you’ll develop your scientific skills in the classroom, laboratory and through field work.
  • Your course is based on the 15 “most wanted skills” identified from a national employer’s survey by the Natural Environment Research Council. This means that in addition to studying scientific topics, you’ll learn to use computer programs such as GIS, you’ll perform data analysis and be trained in areas such as public engagement, communication, leadership and teamwork.
  • You'll also have the option to carry out a placement as part of your degree, giving you the experience to create a stand-out CV. The Environmental Sciences MSci offers a unique compressed degree where you can carry out two placements within your four year degree during summer vacations, where you’ll earn a graduate level salary. You can also carry out a one year placement between years two and three, as part of a five year degree.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject with A-level at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject with two A-levels at grades BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Science, Engineering or Environmental Science with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above are also required, including English Language and Maths.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • In year one you’ll be bringing together different subjects to help you to understand the effect on the environment. You’ll be using theoretical, practical and field-based approaches.
  • In year two you’ll learn about humans’ impact on the environment over time. You’ll study climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, land-use change and sustainability and you’ll investigate the effect of these on human health.
  • In year three you’ll analyse and evaluate solutions to environmental problems. Your optional topics can enable you to focus on a theme of your choice and even a specific career route.
  • In year four the programme progresses to incorporate specialised content that develops the knowledge and skills required to practice as an environmental scientist at a high level. You’ll undertake a research project that allows you to develop your own ideas under the supervision of an expert in the field.
  • This course can be studied 4 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement or 5 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

  • ES1702 - Biological Processes
  • ES1705 - The Biosphere and Ecology
  • ES1703 - Earth System Science
  • ES1704 - Environmental Chemistry
  • ES1700 - Leadership for Sustainability I
  • ES1707 - Natural Environments Case Studies
  • ES1708 - Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork I

Year 2

  • ES2701 - Anthropocene Case Studies
  • ES2703 - Climate Change
  • ES2706 - Ecosystem Stressors
  • ES2705 - Environmental Pollution
  • ES2700 - Leadership for Sustainability II
  • ES2702 - Research Skills, GIS and Fieldwork II
  • ES2704 - The Sustainability Challenge
  • Optional
  • ES2601 - Environmental Health
  • ES2607 - Introduction to Construction Materials and Sustainable Construction

Year 3

  • ES3702 - Environmental Governance
  • ES3703 - Planetary Health Case Studies
  • ES3701 - Sustainable Development
  • ES3600 - Individual Project
  • Optional
  • ES3617 - Ecological Public Health
  • ES3616 - Nature-based Climate Solutions
  • ES3601 - Pollution Solutions
  • ES3613 - Sustainable Construction
  • ES3614 - Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Year 4

  • ES5610 - Group Project
  • Optional
  • CS5651 - Big Data Analytics
  • ES5609 - Biosphere II
  • ES5608 - Climate Change: Science and Impacts
  • CS5652 - Data Visualisation
  • ES5618 - Designing, Analysing and Interpreting (Eco) Toxicological Studies
  • ES5612 - Environmental Law
  • ES5613 - Environmental Management
  • ES5615 - Environmental Monitoring
  • ES5617 - Essentials In Ecotoxicology
  • ES5611 - GIS and Data Analysis
  • ES5614 - Integrated Pollution
  • ES5616 - Priority Pollutants and Human Health Effects
  • CS5653 - Quantitative Data Analysis
  • ES5619 - Reproductive Toxicology and Endocrine Disruption
  • CE5011 - Water Infrastructure Engineering
  • CE5014 - Water Process Engineering
  • CE5659 - Water Treatment Engineering
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  • £3,000 fee reduction in final year
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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