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MSc Environmental Science


Course Description

A comprehensive understanding of the environment is essential.

This is why you need a strong foundation and a postgraduate qualification.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd2_VdEfy2o

What makes our programme special?

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.

Why select Aberdeen?

The MSc is aimed at graduates looking to specialise, those looking to enhance their skills & knowledge or retrain in environmental science and academics and Government employees looking to further their career, develop industry contacts and remain at the forefront of the science.

More reasons to decide on Aberdeen for graduate studies

Aberdeen provides you with a unique learning environment that cannot be found elsewhere. You will carry out field work in various different locations, including the North Sea, the agricultural and forested areas of NE Scotland, National Nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

We are ranked number 1 in Scotland in terms of overall research excellence in the fields of earth systems and environmental sciences (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

The University has several unique research field stations at your disposal including Oceanlab located on the Ythan Estuary, Cromarty Lighthouse in the Moray Firth, Bettyhill and Eynhallow in Orkney.

The University has an international reputation for excellence in inter-disciplinary research in terrestrial, aquatic and marine environments.

The programme is skills-based, meaning that as well as learning theory, you will also have the opportunity to gain experience of applying your knowledge to real life and environmental situations.

You will be taught by people who are internationally renowned researchers and experts in their field.

You will learn essential research skills that will better prepare you, should you choose to progress to PhD level.

Career opportunities

Completing the MSc will widen your job prospects and help you build an invaluable network of contacts that will prove useful in establishing your career in environmental science. On graduating from the programme, you will have several career options available
to you, some of which include:

− Careers in the environmental science industry in roles such as Environmental Consultant, Nature Conservation Officer, Water Quality Tester, Toxicologist and Environmental Health Practitioner− Further study (PhD)


More information-
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/prospectus-admin/pgrad/documents/UoA-MSc-Environmental-Science.pdf

Details of the modules that compose the programme-
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate/taught/env_sci/

If you are making an application from China then we have a funded place available-
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/details.php?funding_id=73

Visit the MSc Environmental Science page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nigel Turner

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.


(Scholarship)

Aberdeenshire Regional Scholarships - 20+ Awards

We are offering assistance to workers left unemployed as a result of the downturn, specifically in the UK oil and gas sector by offering a 20% discount across a range of postgraduate energy programmes.The offer is open to people who live in Aberdeen City or Shire and have been working in the oil and gas sector.The discount applies to full-time and part-time programmes starting in September 2016 (and some starting in January 2017) spanning several disciplines including engineering, business, law, geosciences, natural and computing sciences, and biological sciences.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20% fee discount

Eligibility

You will live in an Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire postcode and have been working in the oil and gas sector
You must apply and be accepted for an eligible programme
When applying online you must upload a separate document evidencing how the downturn in the oil and gas sector has resulted in your unemployment
You must not be eligible to receive any other University scholarship or discount

Application Procedure

Contact

Further Information

http://https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/regional-scholarships-1926.php


(Scholarship)

SAAS Tuition fee and living cost loans - 20+ Awards

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

Eligibility

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.

Application Procedure

see http://www.saas.gov.uk/how_to_apply/pg.htm

Further Information

http://www.saas.gov.uk/how_to_apply/pg.htm


(Scholarship)

The James Henry Scott Scholarship - Single Award

The James Henry Scott Scholarship
Funded by The Swire Educational TrustMSc Environmental Science
College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen

Applications are invited for the James Henry Scott Scholarship, starting in September 2016 (the academic year 2016/17).The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. The scholarship is open to candidates who satisfy the following conditions: • Students must be commencing a one-year Master of Science degree (MSc) in Environmental Science at the University of Aberdeen in September 2016
• Students must be from the People’s Republic of China or Hong Kong
Students must be coming to study at the University of Aberdeen directly from the People’s Republic of China or Hong Kong.
Please note that applicants currently domiciled in the UK will not be considered.The scholarship will cover:
• Full International Postgraduate Tuition Fees for the 2016/17 academic year
• maintenance award of £14,296How to apply: Please submit the following:
• a CV including grades achieved to date, and a covering letter.
• a personal statement detailing what you plan to do once you complete your studies.Please send completed applications to:
Mrs Claire Buchan
School Support Assistant - PG Taught Admin
Postgraduate Office, Room 1.12,
College of Life Sciences and Medicine
University of Aberdeen
Cruickshank Building
St Machar Drive
ABERDEEN AB24 3UU
SCOTLAND, UKTel: +44 (0) 1224 272692
Email: [email protected]
Closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June 2016

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full International Postgraduate Tuition Fees for the 2016/17 academic year

Eligibility

Students must be commencing a one-year Master of Science degree (MSc) in Environmental Science at the University of Aberdeen in September 2016
Students must be from the People’s Republic of China or Hong Kong
Students must be coming to study at the University of Aberdeen directly from the People’s Republic of China or Hong Kong.
Please note that applicants currently domiciled in the UK will not be considered.

Application Procedure

Please go to http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/apply and then click on ‘Applying for Postgraduate Study’ for information on applying for postgraduate study.

Please note: To be considered for The James Henry Scott Scholarship you will need to have applied to the University of Aberdeen for a place starting in September 2016.
To be awarded the James Henry Scott Scholarship you must receive and then firmly accept an offer, either conditional or unconditional, of a place at the University of Aberdeen.
Notification of Awards:
You will be told whether or not your application has been successful by email/post at the correspondence address you give no later than 14 July 2016. If your application has been successful the award will be subject to your admission to the university.



Entry Requirements

Prospective students should normally have an honours degree in a relevant subject at least 60% or GPA 2.4/4, in a relevant subject area such as agriculture, biology, chemistry, ecology, geography, geology or zoology. Applicants whose first language is not english should note that english language proficiency is also required, more information can be found at View Website

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