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Masters degrees in Biogeochemical Cycles involve advanced study of the behaviours and cycles of matter within the biosphere and the physical environment.
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Environmental Science.
Courses in this field are highly interdisciplinary, and varied in nature. You may focus your studies in a range of areas, including (but not limited to) river environments and wetland science, climate studies, oceanography and tropical forestry.
Across these disciplines, issues such as biodiversity, sustainability and practices in conservation are investigated. For example, you might explore the evolution of sedimentary systems, or the processes which regulate sea levels.
Practical training may include methods such as remote sensing, data collection including geographical information systems (GIS), sampling, bioimaging and experiment design.
Careers in the field are highly varied. Traditional roles include primary field research on behalf of NGOs and private corporations, regulation management for environmental or health and safety agencies, and charitable work such as conservation. Other roles may include positions within local government, or public policy and community work.
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The question is no longer if our climate will change, but how will it change and how will we adapt to these changes? Adaption and mitigation to global warming, the greenhouse effect and climate change all form the basis of the master's Climate Studies programme in Wageningen. Read more
The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. Read more
The analysis and assessment of our climate and earth system increasingly require interdisciplinary competencies. The MSc ICSS program teaches across all subjects involved in climate research in order to provide a holistic picture of the climate system. Read more
You will focus on a particular area of oceanography, which may be influenced by the subject area of your first degree, and develop specific knowledge and skills in areas determined by the modules you select and the nature of the research you undertake. Read more
In our Master's programme in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. Read more
Our River Environments and their Management MSc is taught by a team of internationally leading water scientists at the University of Birmingham and developed with input from the water industry. Read more
The Soil Science MSc at Aberdeen provides core expertise in soil and environmental science, taught by international leaders who were ranked number 1 in the UK for research excellence (REF2014) in agricultural science. Read more
This two-year taught MSc is a joint European programme that provides the opportunity to study in Southampton, Bilbao, Bordeaux and Liege and will develop your ability to make a difference in marine environmental resource management. Read more
Our Environmental and Biological Nanoscience MRes is a collaborative endeavour between the Environmental Health Science group in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the School of Biosciences. Read more
The Department has an outstanding international reputation for research and excellent facilities for postgraduate research and taught courses.