Masters Degrees in Earth & Environmental Sciences investigate the workings of the planet Earth and the crucial ways in which it supports life. Opportunities exist to specialise in a range of geological, meteorological and geographical topics or study the relationship between human civilisations and their environments.
Courses can be taught or research-based, with various MSc, MA and other qualifications available. Many programs also include exciting fieldwork components - this is one discipline where the chance to 'explore new areas' isn't just a metaphor.
Earth and Environmental Science Masters Degrees can open the door to a range of career opportunities, depending on your specialism.
The skills of Postgraduate meteorologists, geologists and oceanographers are becoming increasingly important as different groups attempt to understand and respond to the potential effects of climate change. You could find yourself working for a commercial company attempting to manage its environmental impact or for a charity or scientific research centre.
Geographers make an equally important contribution to tackling the human challenges of population migration, resource sustainability and national or international economic inequality.
All subjects within this discipline can also lead to valuable and fulfilling careers in research and academia - with the world as your laboratory and classroom.
Approximately 65% of people with a Masters in Earth & Environmental Sciences are known to be in full-time employment six months after graduation, whilst 10% are in further study. The remainder are involved in part-time employment, voluntary activities or other pursuits.
Popular careers with a Masters in Earth & Environmental Sciences include: