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An MSc is a Master of Science degree. This academic title is granted to individuals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge in a field of study. Typically, an MSc is based on scientific learning, but not always.

What is an MSc in Environmental Study? It is an interdisciplinary study of environmental topics and issues. This generalist degree focuses on understanding both natural and man-made environments. Most students complete a specialization within environmental studies, such as ecosystem conservation and management, business and the environment, sustainable land management, use and policy, and industrial ecology and green design. Environmental study programs often require significant field and lab work. Courses a student may take include economics and the environment, environmental communication, and environmental perspectives and methods.

Along with skills specific to an individual’s area of specialization, students usually develop a broader set of transferable skills. Graduates may become adept at gathering, analyzing and communicating complex ideas. Individuals may also gain excellent research and problem-solving skills that transfer well to other professions and can be applied in daily life as well.

The cost of earning a master’s degree in environmental studies can vary depending on a variety of factors, including location and length of the program. The recommended course of action is to contact the school of your choice for more information on tuition and fees.

There are a wide variety of jobs available to graduates due to the generalized nature of this degree. Individuals may find that they are well-suited for positions as environmental consultants, nature conservation officers, environmental managers, sustainability consultants, or water quality scientists. Other jobs that are related to environmental studies may be landscape architect, toxicologist or town planner. There are also many volunteer opportunities available to gain work experience, if needed.

Environmental studies are gaining in popularity, so postgraduate degrees are offered online and at schools in many countries. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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40 Results in Environmental Study

EIT RawMaterials Academy - SINReM

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials ... [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2017

The Challenge

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials is vital for a decarbonising society, renewable energy infrastructure, electric mobility but also consumer products and electronics. The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources. In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme – the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, and gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials.... [-]

Germany Freiberg Belgium Ghent Sweden Alsike  + 2 More
September 2019
2 years
Campus
École des Mines d'Alès

The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected co ... [+]

The Master Damage is co-managed by Ecole des Mines d'Ales and Université de Nîmes :

Ecole des Mines d'Ales (part of Institut Mines-Télécom) is a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering, materials, and environment. The institution is under the authority of the Minister for Industry and Electronic Communication. Always attentive to the economic world, it combines strong academic legitimacy, close corporate relations and a unique focus on 4 key transformations of the 21st century in Information Technologies, Energy, Ecology, and Production. Its activities are conducted in ten Mines and Télécom graduate schools.

The schools of Institut Mines-Télécom are listed amongst the leading Grandes Ecoles in France. Geared towards economic stakeholders, the activities of the institution involve research, innovation, and education for engineers, managers, specialists, and professors, and are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international level. Each year, approximately one hundred start-up companies are formed from the incubators of the schools.... [-]

France Alès
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

Do you want to work with one of the most pressing environmental problems worldwide – water and sanitation? Do you want to find sustainable solutions that give lower clima ... [+]

Do you want to work with one of the most pressing environmental problems worldwide – water and sanitation? Do you want to find sustainable solutions that give lower climate footprint, increased food security and climate resilience?

What can you use this qualification for? The United Nations targets access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for all by 2030. The EU water directive has increased the activity in the water sector. This generates a need for experts that can design sustainable solutions. Students find employment in national and international institutions, municipalities, consultant companies, and industry or can start their own business. What will you learn? ... [-]
Norway As
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The Master of Water Resources Engineering addresses water-related issues in developed and developing countries, with a focus on problems in the latter. The general progra ... [+]

The Master of Water Resources Engineering addresses water-related issues in developed and developing countries, with a focus on problems in the latter. The general program objective is to educate professionals and scientists who contribute effectively to the development and management of water resources on both a local and global scale.

What is the Master of Water Resources Engineering all about?

The Master’s program provides multi-disciplinary and high-quality university education in the field of water resources engineering. Students will be trained with the technical and managerial knowledge and skills to:

(i) successfully plan, design, operate and manage water resources projects; and... [-]

Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the e ... [+]

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term.

Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few.

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc programme is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses.... [-]

United Kingdom Birmingham
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The Master of Science in Physical Land Resources aims at delivering experts with a broad, advanced up-to-date knowledge in the field of physical land resources and soils ... [+]

A country's physical land resources are a fundamental pillar of support for human life and welfare. Worldwide, population pressures and severe degradation, pollution and desertification problems are threatening this - for several countries relatively scarce - natural resource, and cause competition between agricultural or industrial purposes, urban planning and nature conservation. To guarantee a proper use and management of this for a nation basic commodity, well trained specialists with a thorough knowledge of the properties and characteristics of this natural resource, and a solid insight in factors and measures that may alter its actual state and value are warranted and call for a high standard scientific and practical education.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Helsinki

The community at the University of Helsinki works together towards making the world a better place. We link research and education closely together to provide students wi ... [+]

How are oceans re­stored as oceans?

The community at the University of Helsinki works together towards making the world a better place. We link research and education closely together to provide students with topical, high-level and distinguished Master’s programmes. By studying a Master’s degree in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics with us, you will qualify as an expert with a set of skills needed to address tomorrow’s questions already today. Which question will you solve?

Goal of the pro­gramme

Are you looking forward to a future as an expert in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics? As a graduate of our Master’s Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics, you can find employment in the national or international market, for example at universities, research institutes, the public sector or in business, or you can become a self-employed entrepreneur.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of Padova

The M.S. degree in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Padova aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develo ... [+]

Course description

The M.S. degree in Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Padova aims to provide advanced knowledge in the field of agricultural systems as well as skills to develop and manage sustainable production systems. The context is international, having as its main area of investigation warm-temperate environments at a global level.

The normal duration of the course is two years and requires 120 university credits (or CFUs). The Master degree in Sustainable Agriculture will be awarded upon completion of the course. With the aim of strengthening this global approach to sustainability, the degree program has been included in an internationalization project in collaboration with the University of Georgia, USA, which enables students to achieve a dual degree in “Sustainable Agriculture” (Italy) and “Crop and Soil Science” (USA). This course is also part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees in Plant Health In Sustainable Cropping Systems, Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 1 (http://planthealth.upv.es) that is organised by a consortium of six Universities from four European countries (Italy, Spain, France and Germany).... [-]

Italy Padua
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Southern Denmark

As an M.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management, your job opportunities will be many: for example, working as an advisor for business leaders... ... [+]

Are you interested in obtaining analytical and empirical skills for solving the environmental problems of tomorrow? Are you interested in finding balances among environmental, economic and social interest?To answer these questions, you need a thorough understanding of the many approaches toward the environmental problems. M.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management combines natural science, engineering and social science which enable the students to create sustainable solutions by addressing the environmental problems of tomorrow.Graduates on this programme attain a set of competencies, which allow them to work with a great number of different tasks in environmental management – both in the public and the private sector, as well as in NGOs and stakeholder organisations. Graduates will be able to design and conduct an analysis of existing or future environmental strategies and policies within an organisation or at a societal level.As an M.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management, your job opportunities will be many: for example working as an advisor for business leaders, who must consider environmental impacts of their decisions and develop a competitive advantage. Environmental leaders will benefit from the business skills in combination with natural science, technical and economic issues in their proposed solutions to environmental problems.The programme is based on mandatory and elective courses; as such the first two semesters are composed of mandatory courses whereas the third semester has a flexible content. Electives can be taken at University of Southern Denmark or Aalborg University in Esbjerg, abroad or partly in the form of practical experience (students must prepare... [-]

Denmark Esbjerg
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences

The aim of the MSc programme is to prepare participants for managerial, advisory and academic positions in the energy sector. The programme aims to provide an intellectua ... [+]

Overview

The aim of the MSc programme is to prepare participants for managerial, advisory and academic positions in the energy sector. The programme aims to provide an intellectually challenging academic programme of study, which will demand of the student the ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate key theoretical concepts and practical applications in energy with an emphasis on the economic dimensions of the subject.

The world's long-term economic development depends on the existence of efficient, innovative and creative energy and resources industries. These, in turn, rely on individuals who possess a sound grasp of their legal, economic, technical and policy backgrounds.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Utrecht University

On our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary syste ... [+]

About

In our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. This two-year program will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans.

The main topics you will study include the evolution of life, the development of sedimentary basins, carbon sources and sinks, biogeochemical and geochemical fingerprinting of sedimentary processes/environments, and climate reconstruction.

... [-]
Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges posed by climate ... [+]

The Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges of climate change for human institutions and ecosystems and the potentially transformative role of sustainable energy systems. Students develop a firm grasp of climate change science and the potential impacts of climate change in this century and beyond. Moreover, they develop substantial expertise in energy law and policymaking, as well as a working understanding of primary energy technologies, including both fossil fuel-based systems and renewable energy options.

Graduates of the MS in Energy Policy and Climate are well positioned to succeed in one of the fastest growing industries in the nation—and the world. As global energy demands increase at an ever-quickening pace, so too will the need for dynamic professionals capable of managing the delicate balance between the changing environment and our energy dependent society.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)

The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Conservation and Management of Natural Resources offers an outstanding and updated curricu ... [+]

The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Conservation and Management of Natural Resources offers an outstanding and updated curriculum which prepares students to assume management responsibilities required by today’s environmental field.

The academic and field experiences of the School allow students to develop the competencies in the area of environmental management which will enable them to assume leadership positions in the public and private sectors.

The main goal of this program is to prepare an educated and skilled professional that contributes to solving the environmental problems of the world to achieve a sustainable development.... [-]

Puerto Rico San Juan
September 2019
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determ ... [+]

The MSc course is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the sustainability of agriculture and food production. The students will be able to determine key characteristics and processes in agricultural systems, and critically evaluate the production, environmental, and social aspects. Deep knowledge of sciences including biochemistry, plant and animal physiology, and others allows their further scientific growth and/or understanding, and the identification of areas for application of advanced technology in agriculture and food production. The wide offering of optional subjects allows students deep specialization in the area of interest. Graduates are well suited to leading careers in various profit and non-profit institutions and governmental offices, international agri-food companies and enterprises, as well as in research institutions.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Pavia

The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present a new international Master of Science programme in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk ... [+]

The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present a new international Master of Science programme in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards. The programme is structured in two curricula:

Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE) Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation (HYRIS)

Courses are taught in English by highly qualified professors with an internationally recognized scientific activity.

The Master in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards is jointly offered by the University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS).

The University of Pavia is one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 825. Many renowned humanists and scientists studied and taught at the Alma Ticinensis Universitas, such as Cardano, a mathematician who found out the Cardanic joint and the solution of cubic equations, and Alessandro Volta, the inventor of electric piles. Nowadays, the multidisciplinary University of Pavia includes nine faculties, three campuses covered by free WiFi access and the largest Residence Hall system in Italy. The University Sports Center (CUS) offers modern training facilities for track and field, canoeing, rowing, volleyball, rugby, fencing, archery, sports for physically disabled persons, aerobics, basketball, swimming, and sailing.... [-]

Italy Pavia
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus