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Edinburgh Napier University, Full Time MSc Degrees in Environmental Sciences

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This course will enhance your understanding of key concepts in biotechnology and environmental sustainability and their practical application from innovation to commercialisation. Read more
This course will enhance your understanding of key concepts in biotechnology and environmental sustainability and their practical application from innovation to commercialisation.

This course is designed to enhance your career in a wide range of sectors, such as biorenewables, bioremediation and bioprocessing in which environmental sustainability is a key consideration. It will enable you to undertake a variety of fulfilling roles from research, and product and technology development to environmental protection and other leadership positions.

Biotechnology for Environmental Sustainability will equip you with broad theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of advanced principles in biotechnology. You’ll also gain the practical skills required to underpin a career within an industrial or research setting.

You’ll be supported by an active research group with varied interests and links with relevant industries, research institutes and other organisations.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Biotechnology-for-Environmental-Sustainability-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

This course provides you with in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of key concepts in fermentation and bioprocessing, environmental microbiology, business planning and environmental policy which are relevant to the application of commercial-scale biotechnologies in an environmentally sustainable manner.

You’ll study the scientific concepts that underpin modern biotechnologies and how innovations can be exploited for the development of products and processes such as biofuels, novel bioactive compounds and waste conversion technologies. You’ll also explore the bioethical, socio-economic and regulatory aspects of environmental sustainability and the role of biotechnologies in environmental protection.

There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices such as fermentation and environmental monitoring. In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project with one of our Edinburgh Napier start-up companies or externally in a relevant organisation or industry.

You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership. You’ll learn through interactive lectures, workshops, tutorials, site visits, field trips and laboratory sessions, and by engaging with guided independent study. A variety of assessment tools are used to enhance and evaluate your learning.

This is a full-time programme over one year and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September. There may also be some opportunities to study abroad.

Modules

• Cell technology
• Business and bioethics
• Biotechnology for sustainable renewables
• Research skills
• Biotechnology for sustainable remediation
• Environmental sustainability management
• Independent research project

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

Environmental sustainability is an increasingly important consideration in many aspects of our lives. Biotechnology underpins many of the solutions to existing unsustainable practices and offers the possibility of new products and as such is predicted to be a key driver in the future global economy.

This course provides a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as sustainable waste management, bioremediation, environmental protection and monitoring, biorenewables, and bioprocessing, as well as product/technology development. You'll be prepared for a variety of roles including those with a research focus and those with an emphasis on leadership in both multinational companies and smaller biotechnology enterprises.

Opportunities may also exist in contract research companies and service providers to the environmental and industrial biotechnology sectors, in addition to government and environment protection agencies.

Successful completion of the MSc programme also provides a sound platform for further study in a research setting; graduates will be qualified to continue to PhD studies in the biosciences.

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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Build on your current credentials in the field of energy and environmental engineering, or take the first step into this vital industry. Read more
Build on your current credentials in the field of energy and environmental engineering, or take the first step into this vital industry.

Energy and the environment are increasingly taking their place as a major issue in today’s world.

The course emphasises renewable energy techniques and theories, while also addressing the scientific background associated with sustainable construction and renewable and alternative energies.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Energy-and-Environmental-Engineering-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

As well as advanced engineering principles and practices, you’ll learn to effectively manage projects and develop your research skills. You’ll be given practical experience in applying these principles to the investigation and development of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind energy.

The course is accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Energy Institute, UK. Combined with a suitable accredited undergraduate degree, the MSc degree would then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Modules

• Sustainability energy technologies
• Solar energy: technology
• Modelling and analysis
• Sustainable building design
• Research skills and project Management
• Control engineering
• Distributed generation systems
• MSc project

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

Career opportunities:
• energy production
• engineering consultancies
• research
• building services
• environmental engineering design

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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Whether you’re an engineer, architect, lawyer or accountant, studying this course will give you the qualifications you need for a career in the sustainability sector. Read more
Whether you’re an engineer, architect, lawyer or accountant, studying this course will give you the qualifications you need for a career in the sustainability sector.

This course takes an industry-focused approach, with particular application to buildings, property development, sustainable technologies as well as the waste and water sectors.

Extremely relevant in today’s climate-aware world, this course is aimed at graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Environmental-Sustainability-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

Explore national and international environmental legal principles, opening the door to a possible career in sustainability-based projects worldwide.

You will also graduate with the ability to analyse and plan environmental sustainability solutions, particularly relating to buildings, property, waste and water. You will develop your communication skills, and be able to exchange theory and ideas on a wide range of sustainability issues.

Modules

Subjects include:
• Sustainable energy technologies
• Renewable energy finance and environmental law
• Sustainable building design
• Waste management
• Sustainable water resources management
• Choice of: integrated management systems, sustainable urban property development or building performance 3
• MSc project

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

You will be well-placed to take on an analytical or developmental position in any company or institution that incorporates an aspect of environmental sustainability, such as:

Career opportunities:
• construction contractors
• consulting engineers
• quantity surveyors
• architects
• local and central government
• housing associations
• management consultants
• manufacturers
• service sector organisations

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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Health and Safety and a choice of environmental topics are covered at an advanced level, opening up a wide range of potential employment options. Read more
Health and Safety and a choice of environmental topics are covered at an advanced level, opening up a wide range of potential employment options.

You will graduate with the ability to analyse and plan safety management and environmental sustainability solutions, particularly relating to the workplace, property and potentially hazardous installations.

Develop your communication skills, and be able to exchange theory and ideas on a wide range of sustainability issues, including energy, environmental law, building design, waste and water management and health and safety.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Safety-and-Environmental-Management-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

With input from both academics and working professionals, the student will gain the knowledge needed to be confident in tackling safety and environmental issues of increasing concern to public and private organisations.

Modules

• Sustainable energy technologies
• Renewable energy finance and environmental law
• Health and safety law
• MSc Thesis

Options
1. Sustainable Building Design or Forensic Engineering
2. Building Performance 3 or Sustainable Urban Property Development
3. Waste Management or Sustainable Water Resources Management

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

Once qualified, you will be well placed to take an analytical or developmental position as a safety manager or an occupational safety officer or work in an institution that incorporates an aspect of environmental sustainability.

Career opportunities:
• construction contractors
• consulting engineers
• energy production
• quantity surveyors
• architects
• local and central government
• housing associations
• management consultants
• manufacturers
• service sector organisations

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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Explore the impact of humans on the environment and gain the practical skills and knowledge required to develop sustainable ecotourism. Read more
Explore the impact of humans on the environment and gain the practical skills and knowledge required to develop sustainable ecotourism.

Ecotourism has the potential to enable communities to benefit from the economic and social aspects of tourism while reducing impacts on the environment and wildlife.

This course takes a science framework and adds a business perspective in order to give those involved in green tourism the ecological background to inform their management decisions.

It builds on the experience of staff working worldwide in nature-based tourism and wildlife conservation to help develop sustainable livelihoods through the conservation of communities and natural resources.

What you'll learn

You’ll gain a variety of scientific and business skills including ecological field skills, contract tendering, questionnaire design and analysis, community engagement approaches, proposal and report writing.

An understanding of the diversity of living organisms and their taxonomy is a core component of the course, together with an appreciation of the impact of humans on their environment.

The practical and applied nature of this course encourages the development of generic skills including communication, IT (GIS, R), problem solving, statistical analysis, research and team-working, all designed to enhance your employability.

You’ll benefit from an intensive field course to help embed practical skills in sampling, identification and data analysis. It is likely there will be a choice of two field courses; one abroad (probably in Tobago for two weeks) with an additional cost (approximately £1,400) and one in Scotland for three weeks with minimal associated costs. These usually take place in early May.

This is a one year full-time course and is divided into three trimesters. You can choose to start in September or January, however the development of theory and practice are best facilitated with a September start.

You'll be taught using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, field trips and independent study, supported with information on the virtual learning environment.

If you do not have a biological background, you need to be aware that science lies at the core of this course and have an enthusiasm to learn how to study and manage the natural world. Your option choices from a range of business and science modules will then allow you to tailor your programme to your own interests.

Modules

• Scientific methods
• Humans and wildlife
• Field and laboratory skills

Plus a choice of one module from:
• Environmental management for ecotourism
• Tourism concepts and issues
• Managing heritage tourism

And also two modules from:
• Case studies in international tourism
• Management of aquatic protected areas
• Experience design and management for tourism, hospitality and events
• Natural area tourism

In addition you will undertake a research project on a subject of your choice.

Careers

Owing to its multidisciplinary nature, our graduates have gained employment in a variety of areas including green education, guiding, environmental events management, government agencies (e.g. SNH, DFID), independent non-governmental wildlife organisations and charities (e.g. RSPB, RZSS) and environmental consultancy.

Some of our graduates have set up their own companies.

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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