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This course will prepare you for a research career in the agricultural and agri-environment sectors or for subsequent doctoral studies in agroecology and environmental sciences. Read more
This course will prepare you for a research career in the agricultural and agri-environment sectors or for subsequent doctoral studies in agroecology and environmental sciences.

It is taught by researchers from the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER), one of the leading centres for agroecology research worldwide and highly respected by employers in the sector.

You will develop a multi-disciplinary appreciation of the underlying environmental, social and economic issues surrounding contemporary agricultural systems. You will also gain a rigorous training in research methods and statistical analyses commonly used in agriculture, ecology and environmental science.

You will then join one of the University’s thriving research teams to conduct a 30-week research project supervised closely by experts in the field. This will provide you with the necessary independent research skills to pursue a career in the sector.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

-Research Methods for Agriculture, Ecology and Environment
-Research Project in Agriculture, Ecology and Environment
-Issues in Agriculture, Ecology and Environment

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain and policy. Some 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.

Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships and placements, and research dissertations are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to, please visit: http://www.reading.ac.uk/giidae

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About the course. -Gain advanced training in the palaeoenvironment. -Develop skills for a career in commercial and heritage organisations or future doctoral research. Read more
About the course:
-Gain advanced training in the palaeoenvironment
-Develop skills for a career in commercial and heritage organisations or future doctoral research
-Choose from geoarchaeology and bioarchaeology options for advanced skills in environmental-based assessments, heritage management and field projects
-Become part of a world-leading Department with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Issues and debates in environmental archaeology
-Field course
-Climate change and human communities
-Quaternary climate change
-Coastal and maritime geoarchaeology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our graduates go on to full-time employment within archaeology and related consultancies or units, museums and government agencies. Up to one third continue their academic career through doctoral research. In recent years, graduates have been successful in obtaining appointments with heritage agencies (Historic England, National Trust) and universities, including Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter and Newcastle.

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University of Reading School of Biological Sciences
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About the course. -Prepare for employment in the competitive wildlife conservation sector. -Emphasis is placed on CV development. Read more
About the course:
-Prepare for employment in the competitive wildlife conservation sector
-Emphasis is placed on CV development
-Relevant extracurricular activities help you to hone the skills and qualities desired by employers
-Less than 50% of the contact hours are spent in a lecture room

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Species and habitat conservation
-Mammal conservation
-Management of vertebrates for conservation
-Conservation genetics
-Field trips

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

All our master’s programmes emphasise the practical skills that employers need, whether that is the ability to identify plants, carry out environmental assessments or use the latest cutting-edge molecular techniques. As a University of Reading MSc graduate, you will be well equipped to work in the field or the lab, and in the private or public sector. Many of our graduates go on to study for a PhD and pursue a career in research either in industry or in universities.

Typical roles of graduates from our ecology and wildlife-based MSc programmes include conservation officers, project managers, field ecologists and environmental consultants. Graduates from our biomedical MSc programme typically go on to pursue PhD studies or work in the pharmaceutical industry.

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University of Reading School of Biological Sciences
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About the course. -This programme currently has a 100% employment rate in the ecology and ecological consultancy sectors. -The only UK programme to have over half of its modules overseen by consultants. Read more
About the course:
-This programme currently has a 100% employment rate in the ecology and ecological consultancy sectors
-The only UK programme to have over half of its modules overseen by consultants
-Designed in partnership with RSK Group consultancy to provide the skills and knowledge demanded by consultants
-Focuses on hands-on and field-based training
-Offers the opportunity for a six-month placement (with bursary) with an ecological consultant

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Vegetation survey and assessment
-Invertebrate survey and assessment
-Vertebrate survey and assessment
-Professional skills
-Field trips

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

All our master’s programmes emphasise the practical skills that employers need, whether that is the ability to identify plants, carry out environmental assessments or use the latest cutting-edge molecular techniques. As a University of Reading MSc graduate, you will be well equipped to work in the field or the lab, and in the private or public sector. Many of our graduates go on to study for a PhD and pursue a career in research either in industry or in universities.

Typical roles of graduates from our ecology and wildlife-based MSc programmes include conservation officers, project managers, field ecologists and environmental consultants. Graduates from our biomedical MSc programme typically go on to pursue PhD studies or work in the pharmaceutical industry.

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About the course. -Study at one of only four universities to have a Met Office Academic Partnership. -Join a Department with internationally leading research on weather and climate. Read more
About the course:
-Study at one of only four universities to have a Met Office Academic Partnership
-Join a Department with internationally leading research on weather and climate
-Take management modules at the triple-accredited Henley Business School
-Benefit from significant contact time with world-leading researchers during your dissertation project

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Atmospheric physics
-Tropical weather systems
-Managing people and organisations
-Environmental data exploration and visualisation
-Remote sensing

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

As one of our graduates, you will be well placed to pursue a scientific career in weather forecasting and meteorological research.
In recent years, our students have been recruited by the Met Office, MeteoGroup, FUGRO Geos, Arup, AIR and RMS. Others pursue careers associated with diverse aspects of environmental measurement, risk management and policy development.

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About the course. -Join a world-class Department with internationally leading research. -Study at one of only four universities to be part of. Read more
About the course:
-Join a world-class Department with internationally leading research
-Study at one of only four universities to be part of
the Met Office Academic Partnership
-Work on a research project with one of over 30 industrial partners
-Gain hands-on experience through our field course, atmospheric observatory and professional forecaster training delivered by the Met Office

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Atmospheric physics
-Operational forecasting systems and applications
-Hazardous weather
-Measurements and instrumentation
-Experiencing the weather field course

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

As one of our graduates, you will be well placed to pursue a scientific career in weather forecasting and meteorological research.
In recent years, our students have been recruited by the Met Office, MeteoGroup, FUGRO Geos, Arup, AIR and RMS. Others pursue careers associated with diverse aspects of environmental measurement, risk management and policy development.

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About the course. -Gain a thorough understanding of the key principles of environmental science that underpin the assessment and management of contaminated and polluted environments. Read more
About the course:
-Gain a thorough understanding of the key principles of environmental science that underpin the assessment and management of contaminated and polluted environments
-Take core modules dedicated to providing a solid understanding of the impact of pollution
-Develop skills applicable to a career in environmental consultancy, contaminated land management and remediation
-Take advantage of outstanding collections and facilities
-Participate in world-leading fieldwork and research

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Pollutant behaviour in the environment
-Practical site investigation and assessment
-Field class
-Waste and environmental management
-Air pollution

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our students go on to work in a wide variety of academic and research posts, as well as in public and private sector organisations within the UK and internationally.

Graduates are highly employable in the growing market for environmental managers and consultants. Our programmes also provide in-service training for those already working within the profession

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About the course. -Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute. -Develop an understanding of the applications of renewable energy and sustainable technologies, combined with awareness of the environmental impact of using non-sustainable methods. Read more
About the course:
-Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute
-Develop an understanding of the applications of renewable energy and sustainable technologies, combined with awareness of the environmental impact of using non-sustainable methods
-Engage with issues concerning the role of energy, including questions arising from demands for secure, affordable and sustainable processes

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Energy in buildings
-Renewable energy in power systems
-Energy, carbon and the environment
-Carbon management and analysis
-Sustainable heat and power

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Depending on the programme, graduates may follow careers in a wide range of disciplines in the built environment and energy sectors. Examples include: cost management, quantity surveying, architectural and engineering design, project management, construction management, business management, environmental engineering, facilities management, building energy operation, green building assessment, BIM and CAD management, design management, energy management and energy policy.

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This course critically examines the role of agriculture (including horticulture) and agricultural research in addressing the major challenges and opportunities related to agricultural intensification and environmental sustainability in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the developing world. Read more
This course critically examines the role of agriculture (including horticulture) and agricultural research in addressing the major challenges and opportunities related to agricultural intensification and environmental sustainability in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the developing world. A flexible course is offered, including a horticulture pathway. The course explains the roles of agriculture and horticulture in development and the different biophysical, economic and social environments in which they are practised.

Recent research developments and innovative practices in response to challenges such as poverty, climate change and environmental sustainability are elaborated upon and supported by field visits. The factors that influence and enhance the relevance, quality and impact of research and farmer innovation processes are described.

Graduates are well suited to working along the research to-development continuum – whether in research, extension or development, within international and national institutions.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Rethinking agricultural development (including horticulture): implementing solutions
-Agriculture in the tropics
-Experimental agriculture/horticulture
Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain and policy. Some 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.
Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships and placements, and research dissertations are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to, please visit: http://www.reading.ac.uk/giidae

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About the course. -Home to the Walker Institute – a world-leading authority on climate change. -Juxtaposes and critically examines the interdisciplinary environment-development nexus at a range of levels. Read more
About the course:
-Home to the Walker Institute – a world-leading authority on climate change
-Juxtaposes and critically examines the interdisciplinary environment-development nexus at a range of levels
-Takes a “one-world, one-future” approach to economic growth, equity and global environmental change
-Explores the drivers and consequences of environmental crises
-Aimed at graduates and mid-range professionals from a range of disciplines

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Global environmental change and development
-Theories and practices of development
-Ecosystem services
-Addressing poverty and inequality
-Plants, green space and sustainability

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain and policy. Some 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.

Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships and placements, and research dissertations are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to, please visit: http://www.reading.ac.uk/giidae

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About the course. -Gain a solid grounding in the scientific principles behind environmental management issues. -Accredited by Climate-KIC (knowledge and innovation community). Read more
About the course:
-Gain a solid grounding in the scientific principles behind environmental management issues
-Accredited by Climate-KIC (knowledge and innovation community)
-Develop skills for a career in areas such as environmental management and consultancy or for future doctoral research
-Take advantage of outstanding teaching collections and facilities housed in modern premises
-Participate in world-leading fieldwork and research

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Resource and environmental economics
-Environmental management: principles and practice
-EU environmental law
-Resilience and sustainable development
-Waste and environmental management

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our students go on to work in a wide variety of academic and research posts, as well as in public and private sector organisations within the UK and internationally.

Graduates are highly employable in the growing market for environmental managers and consultants. Our programmes also provide in-service training for those already working within the profession.

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About this course. -Home to the Walker Institute – a world-leading authority on climate change. -Taught by academics working at the forefront of research and policy development. Read more
About this course:
-Home to the Walker Institute – a world-leading authority on climate change
-Taught by academics working at the forefront of research and policy development
-Analyse issues at the interface of climate change and development
-Integrates the natural and social science of climate change
-Excellent preparation for work in aid and development agencies, NGOs and government departments
-Climate-KIC affiliated

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Energy, climate change and development
-The science of climate change
-Global environmental change and development
-Theories and practices of development
-Addressing poverty and inequality

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Our programmes are excellent preparation for careers in international and rural development, agricultural economics, and marketing within the food chain and policy. Some 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.

Engagement with a wide variety of visiting speakers and field trips provides many opportunities for networking. In addition, competitive internships and placements, and research dissertations are an opportunity to showcase your skills, undertake overseas field research or link with organisations in the development sector. For examples of organisations our graduates go on to, please visit: http://www.reading.ac.uk/giidae

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About the course. -Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute. -Broaden your knowledge of environmental engineering, building design, energy efficiency and management. Read more
About the course:
-Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute
-Broaden your knowledge of environmental engineering, building design, energy efficiency and management
-Develop your leadership skills in environmental design and energy management
-Ideal for urban planners, architects, building services engineers, facilities managers and performance assessors

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Energy in buildings
-Building Information Modelling
-ICT and energy management
-Sustainable design and management principles and practice
-Engineering project management

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

Depending on the programme, graduates may follow careers in a wide range of disciplines in the built environment and energy sectors. Examples include: cost management, quantity surveying, architectural and engineering design, project management, construction management, business management, environmental engineering, facilities management, building energy operation, green building assessment, BIM and CAD management, design management, energy management and energy policy.

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University of Reading Department of Law
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This course is designed to respond to the demand for professionals in the vibrant oil and gas industry. This course studies the combination of legal, environmental and economic considerations which lie at the heart of the oil and gas industry. Read more
This course is designed to respond to the demand for professionals in the vibrant oil and gas industry.

This course studies the combination of legal, environmental and economic considerations which lie at the heart of the oil and gas industry. Modules can be chosen from the School of Law, School of Economics, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, Henley Business School and the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science. You will enhance your knowledge of the oil and gas industry and improve your employability not only for law firms active in these industries but also for in-house legal teams.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Modules include:
-Oil and Gas Contract Law
-Legal Issues in Oil and Gas
-Comparative Oil and Gas Policy
-Climate Change Policy and Governance

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

EMPLOYABILITY

A postgraduate law degree will open many doors not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

Graduates from our LLM course have gone on to work for various national and international law firms, as lawyers and as in-house legal counsel for large multinational companies in the UK and abroad, as well as international organisations and NGOs. A good proportion of our recent graduates are working with the European Union, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Police (INTERPOL), amongst others.

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About the course. -Study at one of only four universities to have a Met Office Academic Partnership. -Join a Department with internationally leading research on weather and climate. Read more
About the course:
-Study at one of only four universities to have a Met Office Academic Partnership
-Join a Department with internationally leading research on weather and climate
-Apply your skills to the problems of climate change and extreme weather
-Learn how to run and develop numerical models of the atmosphere and climate systems

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-Atmospheric physics
-Fluid dynamics
-Numerical modelling of the atmosphere and oceans
-Mid-latitude weather systems
-Global circulation of the atmosphere and oceans

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

As one of our graduates, you will be well placed to pursue a scientific career in weather forecasting and meteorological research.
In recent years, our students have been recruited by the Met Office, MeteoGroup, FUGRO Geos, Arup, AIR and RMS. Others pursue careers associated with diverse aspects of environmental measurement, risk management and policy development.

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