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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Environmental Sciences

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    For up-to-date information about fees please visit our website: website

  • Last Updated

    21 December 2018

Course content

The application of scientific knowledge, policy and engineering to solve environmental problems and address sustainability

The MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London was established over forty years ago and is probably the longest running environmental Masters degree in Europe. It provides the highest standard of knowledge and skills development for those wishing to embark on a career in environmental and sustainability matters. Our alumni develop successful careers in all sectors.

The MSc combines the natural and social sciences in an interdisciplinary manner, providing a foundation for graduates to demonstrate their ability to identify and resolve environmental and sustainability issues in a holistic way. You will be able to build on your undergraduate degree and transfer undergraduate knowledge to a different setting, differentiating yourself within the job market.

A major emphasis of the course is on the way that environments function and on the compatible tools, alternative technologies and policies for sustainable environmental decision making across a wide range of sectors. Our students acquire a diverse range of discipline-specific problem-solving frameworks for tackling contemporary environmental and sustainability issues. We put emphasis on developing a strong peer network and students learn to appreciate that successful projects depend, at least in part, on belonging to a network of experts aiming to advance personal and collective environmental goals.

Students complete the Core Course in the first term (October-December) which comprises taught modules, a small group seminar series, and continuous course work assessment. Environmental policy seminars conducted by external speakers also occur throughout the first and second terms. The Core Course emphasises contemporary policy debates through a number of cross-cutting themes: climate change and energy, international development, sustainability and health, and biodiversity. 

During the Options in the second term (January-March) students complete their selected option based on their decision at application. A strong case study approach is employed with emphasis on working in teams, decision-making, strong analytical skills and report preparation. Click on the links below to find out more about each module.

The specialist options available in the second term are designed to cater for a variety of individual interests and career requirements. The options available for 2019/20 are as follows:

Our dedicated teaching staff help students to create strong links with industry, business and regulators, delivering invaluable interaction between scientific/technological training and industrial experience

The summer term is dedicated to an 18-week individual research project that allows you to develop a deeper understanding of an area that you are particularly interested in


The MSc in Environmental Technology is the route to a successful career in environment and sustainability, as demonstrated by the achievements of around 5,000 alumni who have graduated since 1978. Many of these are internationally recognised leaders in their field, reflecting their training on a world-renowned course.

Further information

For full information on this course, including how to apply, see:

If you have any enquiries you can contact our team at:

Visit the MSc Environmental Technology page on the Imperial College London website for more details!




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