The systematic approach of this MSc programme enables you to deal with all scales of the environment. Throughout your studies you will have various opportunities to participate in work outdoors and apply your classroom and field work knowledge to real life situations. You will also gain experience using a range of tools for biological, chemical and physical measurement as well as models and data handling methods. Most importantly, at Aberdeen you will be part of a community that will help improve your knowledge and awareness of environmental science.
COURSES Semester 1 Compulsory Environmental Pollution Core Skills in Environmental Science Soils for Food Security Applications of GIS
Optional Plant Ecology Global Soil Geography
Semester 2 Compulsory Environmental Analysis Land Use and the Changing Environment on Deeside Optional Remediation and Technology Environmental Impact Assessment Catchment Management Ecological and Environmental Modelling
The MSc Environmental Science provided me with a broad and comprehensive background in environmental science, biology and chemistry, which allowed for a range of potential career directions. I currently work on contaminated land assessment and remediation. Attributes I gained from the MSc, specifically the broad scope of my environmental expertise, computational pollutant fate modelling (and also statistical skills), scientific discipline and writing skills, which helped me secure this role.
SAAS Tuition fee and living cost loans
Postgraduate tuition fee loan The funding available is a loan to help you pay all or some of your tuition fees up to a maximum of £3,400 for full-time courses, and up to £1,700 for part-time courses. If you choose to take out a loan to pay all or some of the fees, you will do so on the same terms as a student loan for living costs. If you withdraw from your course, you may not be eligible for a loan to help with the cost of your fees. However, your university may still charge you fees for the time you have been on the course.Postgraduate living cost loan Eligible full-time postgraduate students can apply to us for a living-cost loan up to £4,500. To be eligible for the living-cost loan, in addition to meeting our eligibility conditions above, you must: •be under 50 on the first day of the first academic year of your course of education (the relevant date); or •Be aged 50 to 54 on the relevant date and plan to return to employment after completing your course If you change course and are aged 55 or over on the relevant date of your new course, regardless of which year you enter your new course, you will not be entitled to a living-cost loan for your new course. The living-cost loan is not available to part-time postgraduate students.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£3,400 + £4,500
UK and EU students must have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the EU or Switzerland for the three years immediately before the first day of the first academic year of the course (the relevant date, usually 1 August). You must also be ordinarily resident in Scotland on the relevant date. If you are not a UK or other EU national, you must also have ‘settled status’ in the UK (as set out in the Immigration Act 1971) on the relevant date. If you have not been living in the UK, you may still qualify depending on your circumstances.