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This MSc provides the knowledge and skills to equip you for a career in either environmental engineering or environmental science.
Closely aligned with industry’s demands, this course meets the needs of:
A distinctive feature of this course is its highly topical nature. Glasgow has been undergoing extensive urban regeneration. This included building on land that's been contaminated in the past. You’ll have challenging 'real world' issues to study close to the University. From this experience, you'll become able to translate the principles of environmental engineering that you have learned into national and international context.
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Normally, a first or upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent overseas qualification) in environmental sciences, engineering, environmental management, biology, chemistry or other related disciplines.
Lower degree classifications might be considered if there is strength elsewhere (for example, relevant work experience, excellent final project/dissertation, very strong academic letter of reference, very strong application statement linking with career goals.)
You’ll need two supportive academic references and/or appropriate professional experience or achievements.
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The University of Strathclyde has become the first university to win the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year title twice! We are a leading international technological university located in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities – and has a vibrant, international community with almost 23,000 students from over 100 countries.Read more
I completed the MSc in Environmental Engineering
in 2008/2009 at Strathclyde University. Prior to
doing this MSc course, I obtained an Industrial
Biology Engineering degree in Cergy (France) during
which I carried out two interesting internships in the
environmental sector. While most of my fellow
students were settling in the pharmaceutical and
cosmetic industry, I wanted to acquire more skills
and knowledge in other environmental aspects such
as remediation techniques and environmental
impacts modelling, while adding an international
aspect to my formation.
I had previously spent a few months working in
London. I enjoyed the challenge of immersion in a
foreign country and wished to renew the experience.
I applied for various MSc courses throughout the
UK, and opted for the MSc in Environmental
Engineering proposed by Strathclyde University. I
already had a solid scientific background and the
DLCS system allowed me to pick the specific
classes I thought would complement my formation.
I really wanted to carry out my MSc dissertation within an industrial internship, to experience working
on environmental issues within the UK. The staff were really supportive during my 'project seeking'
and I eventually found an internship within the Scottish Borders Council, on recommendation of Dr
João. I carried out an independent evaluation of the Council's contaminated land Geographical
Information Systems (GIS) database to estimate the database's suitability with the Council's strategy.
My work was successful and I was asked to come back under a consultant contract to carry out my
project proposal on the database's improvement.
This first experience in a local authority perfectly complemented my formation at Strathclyde; I was
able to apply my new skills in GIS modelling and my knowledge of contaminating activities.
I don't regret having chosen Scotland on a personal point of view either; I met lots of interesting people
and fell in love with its stunning wilderness! I recommend to any international student to arrive alone
and unprepared: that's the best way to learn, meet people and avoid getting trapped in a group
composed of fellow citizens!
Prior to coming to Strathclyde to do the MSc course in Science, Technology and
Sustainability (STS) in 2008/09, I worked as a policy research assistant at the National
Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in Thailand. A 3-year work
experience at NSTDA paved the way for me to engage in career development as a
science and technology and development policy analyst through further training up to
PhD level. I am now a Ph.D. student at Strathclyde having successfully completed the
M.Sc. course in Science, Technology and Sustainability.
I am happy I chose to come to Strathclyde and to do the MSc course offered by the
David Livingstone Centre of Sustainability. The course added significantly to my
knowledge of Economics, which I studied in Thailand at both undergraduate and
graduate levels, and widened my horizon, giving me a sharp sense of perspective in
science, technology and development policy analysis. It also provided a strong basis for
me to engage in a Ph.D. research in the area of science, technology and sustainability.
Its multidisciplinary character makes it particularly suitable for students to explore policy
issues in sustainability and sustainable development in the context of developing
countries like Thailand.
I found the course challenging and enriching. The lecturers on the course and my
supervisor were all supportive and my classmates were my best friends. What I have
gained from being on the course is not only multidisciplinary education, which is
essential for sound policy analysis, but also multicultural experience.
After completing the one-year M.Sc. course, I decided to continue my PhD studies at
Strathclyde University because I was attracted by the social and academic environment
at the DLCS as well as by the facilities and the supportive supervision that were on offer.
Moreover, I think Glasgow is a great friendly city where one can choose to go to study. It
has a wide range of activities for living and studying.
If you are looking for a good postgraduate course in policy, innovation and development
studies, I would, based on my firsthand experience as a student, strongly recommend
the M.Sc. in Science, Technology and Sustainability, offered by the David Livingstone
Centre for Sustainability at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
The Environmental Engineering programme allowed me to gain a powerful academic, theoretical and practical background, with its diverse modules and highly qualified staff.
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