MSc Degree in Natural Sciences in West Midlands in United Kingdom

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MSc Mathematical Finance

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Edgbaston + 1 more

This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis. [+]

Master of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences in West Midlands in United Kingdom. This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis. In most cases, we expect that graduates from the Masters will take positions in quantitative analysis (or similar) in major financial institutions, such as in the City. The programme also prepares you to pursue further studies in academia. Entry requirements A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics or a related numerate subject such as Physics or Engineering, or an appropriate Joint Honours degree in industrial mathematics. Good students whose undergraduate degree did not prepare them sufficiently for the MSc mathematics, may wish to consider the School of Mathematics Pre-Masters Certificate in Mathematics. Students attaining an average of at least 60% qualify for the MSc in the following year; those attaining 64% or higher qualify for a 20% fee discount on the MSc. [-]

MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Edgbaston + 1 more

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. [+]

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. Students receive a thorough grounding in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the economics and policy of environmental pollution, renewable and non-renewable resource use, as well as the interaction between globalization and environmental degradation. In addition, we emphasise the development of the quantitative skills necessary to understand and perform empirical work in economics, with particular attention to the valuation of environmental goods in monetary terms. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or equivalent in Economics or a related subject. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics. We can also consider students with a degree in another discipline (preferably within the social sciences) where study included modules on microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. We prefer that you have also studied macroeconomics and econometrics. We accept a... [-]

Master in Hydrogeology (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The course covers all major areas of groundwater resources, groundwater pollution and remediation, and groundwater engineering. Groundwater conditions are treated on an international basis and there are usually opportunities each year for students to undertake project work abroad. [+]

Master of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences in West Midlands in United Kingdom. Why study this course? The course covers all major areas of groundwater resources, groundwater pollution and remediation, and groundwater engineering. Groundwater conditions are treated on an international basis and there are usually opportunities each year for students to undertake project work abroad. The course is the longest established hydrogeology course in the UK, having been set up in the early 1970s, and as such its alumni are spread throughout the industry. Around 24 students in total take the course each year, coming from a wide range of backgrounds, from the UK, other parts of Europe, and further afield. Projects may be field-, laboratory-, or modelling- based, and are usually of an applied nature, although a few are research-orientated. Our chemical (inorganic and organic), rock testing, computing, geophysical and borehole-logging equipment is available for you to use during this period. Employability Graduates take up careers in consultancy, in the UK or abroad, or join regulators such as the Environment Agency or government scientific services like the British Geological Survey, and others move into research or work in water supply companies. Although some consultancies specialise, many undertake a very wide range of groundwater-related work providing consultants with interestingly varied careers. Work may involve: siting wells for water supply in the UK siting village wells in hard rock terrains in a developing country contaminated land assessment designing landfills developing Environment Agency procedures and techniques researching radioactive waste disposal facilities assessing... [-]

Master in Applied Meteorology and Climatology (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This well-established programme was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand continues, partially due to the growing attention of the society to climate change, its mitigation and adaptation to it. [+]

Why study this course This well-established programme was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand continues, partially due to the growing attention of the society to climate change, its mitigation and adaptation to it. This programme provides comprehensive training in understanding, modelling and prediction of atmospheric processes; as well as the collection, management, supply and application of atmospheric data for the needs of a variety of public and private sectors. The course also demonstrates how these create opportunities or pose problems for the successful operation of natural and human systems. Our aim is that upon graduation you will be able to compete for careers in Meteorology and Climatology. Employability The MSc course in Applied Meteorology and Climatology was initiated in 1963/64. It was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand still continues. For example, over the period of the last decade, about 45 percent of graduates from the course have entered employment directly related to applied meteorology and climatology, while 37 percent have taken up research posts in this area. Examples of the destinations of our graduates are the UK Met Office; MeteoGroup (London); Weathernews UK Ltd (Aberdeen and Japan); The Weather Services International (Birmingham); Vaisala TMI (Birmingham); and PhD studies in various universities including Cambridge, University of East Anglia, Edinburgh, Swansea, University of Central London, Leicester, UMIST and the University of British Columbia in Canada. [-]

Master in Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc course in Applied Meteorology and Climatology was initiated in 1963/64. It was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. [+]

Master of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences in West Midlands in United Kingdom. Why study this course? This well-established programme was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand continues, partially due to the growing attention of the society to climate change, its mitigation and adaptation to it. This programme provides comprehensive training in understanding, modelling and prediction of atmospheric processes; as well as the collection, management, supply and application of atmospheric data for the needs of a variety of public and private sectors. The course also demonstrates how these create opportunities or pose problems for the successful operation of natural and human systems. Our aim is that upon graduation you will be able to compete for careers in Meteorology and Climatology. Employability The MSc course in Applied Meteorology and Climatology was initiated in 1963/64. It was developed in response to industry and research institution requirements for applied meteorologists and climatologists. This demand still continues. For example, over the period of the last decade, about 45 percent of graduates from the course have entered employment directly related to applied meteorology and climatology, while 37 percent have taken up research posts in this area. Examples of the destinations of our graduates are the UK Met Office; MeteoGroup (London); Weathernews UK Ltd (Aberdeen and Japan); The Weather Services International (Birmingham); Vaisala TMI (Birmingham); and PhD studies in various universities including Cambridge, University of East Anglia, Edinburgh, Swansea, University of Central London, Leicester, UMIST and... [-]

Master in Air Pollution Management and Control (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This course will provide you with a recognised and sought after qualification within the professional environment field in the UK and abroad. [+]

Why study this course The University of Birmingham is a leading Russell Group University with an internationally leading research reputation in Atmospheric Sciences. The MSc in Air Pollution Management and Control has been running for over 10 years and is part of the Environmental Health Sciences research group where many of our teaching staff are also leaders in their respective research fields. This course will provide you with a recognised and sought after qualification within the professional environment field in the UK and abroad. In the past two years nearly 100% of students successfully completing the course have found employment as air quality experts within environmental consultancies, industry or local government departments. The course is accredited by the Institute of Air Quality Management. Employability The need for graduates in this area is growing due to increasing air quality and climate change legislation, increasing awareness of the impacts of atmospheric pollution and climate change, and increasing government policy towards sustainable futures. Career opportunities exist in air quality management, forecasting and regulation, in industrial emission monitoring and control, in environmental and human health impact assessment and in the transport, energy and waste and chemical industrial sectors.  Students completing the course have found employment in environmental consultancy (UK and overseas), local and national government, the Environment Agency and industry, while some have continued with PhD study. Recent employment destinations of our graduates include:  Mott McDonald, URS Corporation, Mouchel, Temple Group, RPS group, ARUP, WSP Group,  AECOM,  Enviros Consulting,  Scott Wilson,  Jacobs UK Ltd, ... [-]

Master in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This course is highly interdisciplinary encompassing psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computational modelling, neuroimaging, robotics, and patient rehabilitation. [+]

Master of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences in West Midlands in United Kingdom. Why study this course This course is highly interdisciplinary encompassing psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computational modelling, neuroimaging, robotics, and patient rehabilitation. The course is designed for those who are interested in applying knowledge of neural systems, brain function, and modelling to research in human cognition, perception, sensory and motor systems as well as the design of bio-inspired and biologically plausible robotic systems. It has a strong research focus with hands-on modules and practical applications. The course is aimed at both students from psychology/neuroscience with a strong quantitative background and at students from computer science and physics that want to apply their knowledge to neuroscience. Employability You will receive training in computational and research methods, and will gain an overview of current research in neuroscience and robotics. The programme will prepare you to go onto high quality PhD programmes, leading to work in a range of fields from advanced robotics to cognitive neuroscience. Several of our students receive PhD offers before completing the course. It is an opportunity for you to showcase your talent in the School of Psychology and the School of Computer Science, and to increase your chances of pursuing an academic career within the University of Birmingham. It is expected that more PhD positions will become available in relation to research projects within the CNCR Centre, as its members have been extremely successful in securing research funds in the last few years. [-]

Master in Toxicology (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme provides vocational training in the theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology. [+]

Why study this course? This programme provides vocational training in the theoretical, clinical and laboratory aspects of toxicology. You will learn about the nature and mechanism of adverse effects of chemicals such as those found in industry, in the household, in agriculture, in medicine and those that occur naturally in the environment. We give particular emphasis to molecular and cellular mechanisms of toxicity and to risk assessment. This programme acts as a conversion course taking students at entry from a variety of backgrounds and giving them new skills to enable them to move into research and employment in a number of disciplines.  Employability Toxicology relates to many aspects of our everyday activities, so a career in this field promises to provide a variety of opportunities aimed at improving the standard of life and the environment. Career opportunities are excellent, as even in times of economic hardship toxicology remains a necessary and important area for funding. Those completing the programme in recent years have been employed, for example, in: the pharmaceutical industries contract research laboratories government bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive, Health Protection Agency, Food Standards Agency NHS Poisons Units water research establishments in pollution control hospital and research laboratories [-]