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Lancaster University, Full Time Masters Degrees in Environmental Sciences

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The management of land, air, water and other resources for sustainable development is a major challenge for the twenty first century. Read more
The management of land, air, water and other resources for sustainable development is a major challenge for the twenty first century. This vocationally relevant scheme will provide you with an in-depth critical understanding of the key issues and challenges, facing those who need to monitor and manage our world’s resources. As well as developing your problem-solving skills and practical knowledge for future employment in the environmental field, you will have the opportunity to specialise in the management of several key themes: water, food security, pollution and energy.

You will be able to customise your learning by selecting from a wide range of optional modules in the natural and social sciences.

You will also have the option of taking a six month research placement with a private sector company, government body or voluntary sector organisation as an alternative to a traditional dissertation

Modules on offer include:
• Climate Change and Society
• Environment and Culture
• Environmental Auditing
• Environmental Law
• Geoinformatics
• International Environmental Law
• Natural Resource and Environmental Governance
• Perspectives on Environment and Development

Plus a wide choice of modules on our website.

Open Days

Our upcoming Open Days will take place on:
Saturday 8th April 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
You can find out more and register at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

We also have a Virtual Open Day on Friday 17th March. For further information and to register please go to: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

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This is a degree aimed at those who want to engage critically, practically and creatively with global and local environmental problems through different disciplinary lenses. Read more
This is a degree aimed at those who want to engage critically, practically and creatively with global and local environmental problems through different disciplinary lenses. The course brings together theories, methods and insights from the social and environmental sciences and applies these to contemporary environmental issues, debates and controversies.

Students are encouraged to take a range of social and natural science modules offered by the Department of Sociology, the Law School and Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and will acquire the skills to navigate, interpret and combine these different ways of knowing the environment. There is a strong emphasis on participatory and engaged research, making insights count in engagement with communities and policymakers.

Modules
Compulsory modules:
• Theories and Debates in Environment and Culture
• Methods in Science and Technology Studies
• Independent Research Dissertation

Optional modules:
Choose four; options may vary from year to year
• Capitalism and Crisis
• Climate Change and Society
• Ecology, Conservation and Culture
• Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
• Geological hazards
• International Environmental Law
• Mobilities, Society and Change
• Perspectives on Environment and Development
• The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
• The Rights of Peoples, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

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These programmes are suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. Read more
These programmes are suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. The MSc by Research programmes consist of induction courses, an eight-month research project and a period to write it up. These degrees are carefully tailored to your interests, and can be particularly suitable for people undertaking research in a work-based context wishing to gain an academic qualification.

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These programmes are suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. Read more
These programmes are suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. The MSc by Research programmes consist of induction courses, an eight-month research project and a period to write it up. These degrees are carefully tailored to your interests, and can be particularly suitable for people undertaking research in a work-based context wishing to gain an academic qualification.

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These programmes are suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. Read more
These programmes are suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. The MSc by Research programmes consist of induction courses, an eight-month research project and a period to write it up. These degrees are carefully tailored to your interests, and can be particularly suitable for people undertaking research in a work-based context wishing to gain an academic qualification.

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This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law or the legal regulation of the environment at Masters level. Read more
This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law or the legal regulation of the environment at Masters level.

Modules
Core modules:
• Perspectives on Environment and Development
• Either Environmental Law or International Environmental Law
• Dissertation

Optional modules
Students may choose two further Law modules plus two of the following modules from LEC:
• Chemical Risk Assessment
• Climate Change and Society
• Environmental Justice
• Food Security, Agriculture and Climate

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This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law and human rights or the legal regulation of the environment through human rights at Masters level. Read more
This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law and human rights or the legal regulation of the environment through human rights at Masters level.

Modules
Core modules:
• Perspectives on Environment and Development
• Either Environmental Law or International Environmental Law
• Dissertation

One of the following human rights options:
• International Human Rights Law
• Rights of Peoples
• The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right

Optional modules
• students may choose one further Law module from those detailed on page xx plus two of the following modules from LEC:
• Air Pollution and Climate
• Chemical Risk Assessment
• Climate Change and Society
• Environmental Justice

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This scheme combines modules in hydrology, water quality and ecology with a research project tailored towards developing skills relevant to a career in the UK or international water sector. Read more
This scheme combines modules in hydrology, water quality and ecology with a research project tailored towards developing skills relevant to a career in the UK or international water sector. You will be taught by world experts in the field, including staff from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (within LEC) and industry leader JBA Consulting. Your specialised project (including placements) benefits from our strong research links with organisations such as Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, United Utilities, JBA Consulting, Environment Agency, Defra and Government Research Councils.

Core modules

Lake Ecology
Groundwater Resources and Protection
Integrated Systems for Sustainable Surface Water Management
Catchment Protection (field course)
Modelling Environmental Processes
Forecasting and Extreme Event Response
Environmental Management
Dissertation Project

Optional modules

Contaminated Land and Remediation
Perspectives on Environment and Development
Data assimilation and integration
Geoinformatics
Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
Pollution Microbiology
Environmental Auditing

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Open Days

Our upcoming Open Days will take place on:
Saturday 8th April 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
You can find out more and register at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

We also have a Virtual Open Day on Friday 17th March. For further information and to register please go to: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

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