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Environmental Science Master in Science by Research

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to: (a) Equip the student for a research career in a selected area of environmental science (b) Provide the student with a basis for further study at PhD level in a broad range of environmental subjects (c) Provide the student with an up-to-date knowledge of the science involved in the selected area of study in the context of the current regulatory framework.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful applicants must normally hold at least a lower second Honours degree in a related subject. Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or from outside of these areas will be considered individually and are usually interviewed prior to being offered a place. Applicants without a first degree, but who have relevant work experience, are also considered on an individual basis.
  • Academic Title
    Environmental Science Master in Science by Research
  • Course description
    This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a research degree in some aspect of environmental science. The course is suitable for students wishing to obtain a short introduction to research prior to directly entering a research environment in employment or as a research student at PhD level.

    Future prospects

    Successful students will find employment in research environments in both universities and industry. Also, there is a demand for students with Master's degrees in environmental subjects outside research. Currently, our taught Master's students are highly successful in finding employment and in some subject areas, the supply of suitable qualified postgraduate staff is not meeting demand.

    Course content

    Projects will be offered in the following areas:

        * Contaminated Land
        * Air Pollution
        * Water Pollution
        * Environmental Management System
        * Energy Management
        * Environmental Auditing
        * Biological Conservation
        * Waste Management
        * and also in the broader aspects of Environmental Regulation and Management.

    Additional support for international students

    Coventry University takes pride in the culture and richness that its international students bring to campus life. Currently over 2,000 international students from some 90 countries are pursuing programmes of study here, with a growing amount enrolling on postgraduate courses. A recent report ranked the University highly in terms of international student numbers, recognising our reputation as a leading international institution.

    To meet the needs of this rapidly growing community within the University's student population, our International Office is on hand to provide assistance on all relevant matters such as visas and immigration. It also serves as an information centre to help international visitors locate the many services and activities both on campus and further afield.

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