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The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University

Established provider of online distance learning Master’s courses in Environmental Science and Geography

The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University has a long established and successful record of teaching and research. We have been offering innovative, fully online, distance learning Master’s programmes since 2000 and we have a rich and diverse student body studying in all parts of the world.  

What programmes do we offer?

In addition, many modules making up these programmes may be taken individually for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University

Why study with us?

  • Support and advice from experienced lecturers, tutors, librarians and e-learning IT staff.
  • Flexibility of location – you can study from almost anywhere and there is no need to travel to classes.
  • Choose the times you study to suit yourself to combine study and work.
  • Access a wide range of online resources such as e-books, digital lectures and podcasts, discussion boards and video-conference tools all within a dedicated e-learning platform.
  • Flexibility of level of award – study for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or a Master’s degree or enrol for individual modules that interest you.

Our extensive experience in online course delivery means that we consistently get high student satisfaction levels and positive feedback from past and present students.

“The course met my expectations and more. I was put out of my comfort zone a lot with learning new areas… but thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Doing this course has already had a positive impact on my career and a big thank you to all the staff and fellow students who helped with great support. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

You can watch short interviews with a few of our distance learning graduates here:



What about careers and job opportunities?

Our students enrol for these courses to develop their professional knowledge and to acquire new skills. They do this to improve their career and promotion prospects, change their career or, if they are recently graduated, to specialise in a specific subject area to enhance their job prospects. Our graduates work in diverse roles in a wide range of sectors, including environmental agencies and consultancies, renewable energy companies, marine resource management, local government and town planning, mineral exploitation and the oil industry and GIS companies, among others.


The fees for the Masters are £6,080 for students from the UK, Ireland and EU (2020-21 entry), or £4,054 for the Postgraduate Diploma. International students pay £14,480 for the Masters or £9,653 for the PgDip.

Fees can be paid by instalments. See for further information on fees.

The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University

About the School

Our School was established in 1969 and has a significant track record in providing high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education. Our courses are research-led and focus on subjects that are crucial to today’s society. Further information about the School, study opportunities, careers, staff and our research can be found here:

Contact for further information

Niamh McInerney
[email protected]
Tel: (0044) 28701 24401

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