Masters Programs in Environmental Sciences

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Environmental Sciences

Human activity has an impact on the world in which we live, and the ability to sustain life is critical to our future. A Master in Environmental Sciences can help you quantify that impact, understanding how science influences policy and how policies affect the environment. Students in these programs study current environmental policies and examine how future policies and regulations could impact the earth.

 

What is a Master in Environmental Sciences? For many people who are interested in a career in the environmental sciences, a master’s degree can open the door to a much wider range of employment opportunities and possibly a higher income as well. Environmental studies professionals must be skilled at conducting and analyzing research, and many master’s programs focus on helping students become proficient in these areas. The specific requirements will vary from one program to another, but often include original research projects and community collaboration projects. Many students will also be exposed to teaching during their graduate school experience, which prepares you for a teaching position if that is the career you hope to pursue.

 

The specific cost of a degree in the environmental sciences differs from university to university and from program to program. If you decide to pursue a degree abroad, that can also impact the total cost of the program. Identify the schools and programs that interest you most to get an idea of about how much it will cost.

 

Graduates from a Master in Environmental Sciences program can find employment in several different areas, including geology, water management, environmental engineering, sustainable energy and energy management, government and environmental policy, environmental technology, climate change and more. Many programs also offer exposure to biodiversity, conservation, law and policy so you can pursue a career that you are passionate about.

 

Get started on your career in environmental sciences with a master’s degree. Find program listings and information about available programs at Masterstudies, or 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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Master in Environmental Chemistry

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Umeå University offers a master of Environmental Chemistry. The training covers most environmental chemical topics and provides a deeper understanding of organic and [+]

Master's Programme in Environmental Chemistry

Umeå University offers a master of Environmental Chemistry. The training covers most environmental chemical topics and provides a deeper understanding of organic and inorganic environmental pollutants occurrence, origin and processes in biota, soil, air, and water, such as transport, distribution, transformation, and availability. The training primarily focuses on advanced methodologies for chemical analysis and modeling of environmental chemical and biogeochemical processes.

TeachingThe master program in Environmental Chemistry provides the compulsory courses "Environmental Chemistry" and "Measurement and Modeling" in which environmental chemical and biogeochemical issues and processes are presented along with methodologies for studying them. Among the elective courses, we recommend in particular toolbox courses where you have the opportunity to study instrumental techniques in detail. The program ends normally with a degree project of research-like nature. The training is given in English and in an international environment.... [-]


Environmental Science

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

The environment and sustainability program, housed in the School of Earth, Ocean, and the Environment, is at the forefront of research to determine the wise use and management of complex natural systems. [+]

Environmental Science / Environmental Studies

The environment and sustainability program, housed in the School of Earth, Ocean, and the Environment, is at the forefront of research to determine the wise use and management of complex natural systems.

What to Expect

As an environmental science major in the School of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, you will have the opportunity to place emphasis in a variety of areas including natural systems, water resources, weather and climate, energy or humans and the environment, you will learn how to conduct hypothesis-driven research and communicate your knowledge both orally and in writing.

The environmental studies major emphasizes humanities and social sciences, with major credit courses in the environment, politics, history, economics, and literature.... [-]


Master's Degree in Desert Studies

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Israel Be'er Sheva

This innovative, multidisciplinary program in Desert Studies is structured to provide an integrated approach, offering students exceptional opportunities to pursue a combination of basic and applied research. Students are exposed to a wide range of disciplines complementary to their track of study. [+]

Course content

This innovative, multidisciplinary program in Desert Studies is structured to provide an integrated approach, offering students exceptional opportunities to pursue a combination of basic and applied research. Students are exposed to a wide range of disciplines complementary to their track of study.

The program offers the following tracks of study:

✔ Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

✔ Irrigation and Plant Environment

✔ Ecology of Drylands (Relevant to students who have started their MSc studies before October 2016)

✔ Solar Energy and the Environmental Physics

✔ Environmental and Aquatic Microbiology

✔ Environmental Studies... [-]


Master's Program in Integrated Climate System Sciences

University of Hamburg - School of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Hamburg

The English-language MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) combines elements of the atmospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric and biospheric natural sciences with those of economics and the social sciences. [+]

Master's Program in Integrated Climate System Sciences

The English-language MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) combines elements of the atmospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric and biospheric natural sciences with those of economics and the social sciences. The program has an internationally unique focus on physics and modeling and offers three areas of specialization:

physics of the climate system biogeochemistry of the climate system climate-related economics and social sciences

The ICSS program is research oriented and imparts knowledge of and skills in climate research. A solid background in climate physics prepares students for careers in an interdisciplinary field of science, requiring the ability to communicate with colleagues from different disciplines, to apply a diverse range of methods from various subject areas to climate-related research questions, as well as the ability to generate, interpret and combine scientific results.... [-]


Masters in Ecology and Environment Studies

Nalanda University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 India Patna

Rooted in the tradition of the ancient Nalanda University, the School aspires to develop knowledge on environmental issues that transcend constraints imposed by disciplinary boundaries. It promotes research and education on various environmental problems at local, regional and global levels. The unique environmental challenges of Asia are recognized by the School, and studies relevant to the region are emphasized. [+]

Masters in Environmental Sciences.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Nalanda University was established following the passage of the Nalanda University Act 2010 in both the Houses of the Indian Parliament. The academic operations at the University started from September 2014.

Legacy of Ancient Nalanda

Since the hallmark of the ancient Nalanda University was its internationalism, the new Nalanda’s idea is also premised on the same. It is a revival university which takes its name from its ancient predecessor which remains the oldest known centre of organized higher education in the world. Given the huge resonance of Nalanda, especially in East Asia, it was decided that a new Nalanda University be established close to the site of the original.... [-]


Master - Environmental Protection

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters September 2018 Latvia Rēzekne + 1 more

The main objective of the program is to train an environmental specialist who is able to deal with any business or industrial project with an impact on the environment. Program based on multidisciplinary approach. The program is aimed at graduates who want to enrich their profile by incorporating technical knowledge and methodology in the field of environmental engineering, in both national and international companies. [+]

Master Study Program “Environmental Protection”

The main objective of the program is to train an environmental specialist who is able to deal with any business or industrial project with an impact on the environment. Program based on multidisciplinary approach. The program is aimed at graduates who want to enrich their profile by incorporating technical knowledge and methodology in the field of environmental engineering, in both national and international companies.

Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the program. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English.... [-]


Master in Environmental Modelling

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The “Environmental Modelling” field comprehensively trains students in the modelling of natural processes associated with inanimate nature, such as hydrological and hydraulic modelling, modelling of chemical processes and processes in the atmosphere. [+]

The “Environmental Modelling” field comprehensively trains students in the modelling of natural processes associated with inanimate nature, such as hydrological and hydraulic modelling, modelling of chemical processes and processes in the atmosphere.

Guarantors of subjects from the ranks of scientists and teachers from Prague universities and research institutions – Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University, Czech Technical University – Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Danish Hydraulic Institute - DHI, a.s., Institute of Thermomechanics AS CR, v. v. i. and the Institute of Hydrodynamics AS CR, v. v. i. contribute to the high-level of the field. Graduates find jobs in operating, administrative, management, consulting, forecasting and research segments and are trained for activities in international expert and research teams.... [-]


Master of Environment and Society

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups and local government. [+]

Master of Environment and Society

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups and local government.

Studying for your Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc) at the University of Waikato gives you the chance to build on the skills and knowledge you've already gained during your undergraduate degree. You'll learn how to critically analyse the various points of view relating to environmental challenges. You'll develop your understanding of these different perspectives, and learn how to use your insights to deal with those challenges.... [-]


University Master in “Monitoring, Modelling & Management of Environmental Systems” (MOAMES)

Università LUM Jean Monnet School of Management
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in “Monitoring, Modelling & Management of Environmental Systems” (MOAMES) is devoted to providing a solid scientific foundation for the study of environmental problems or the management of the environment. [+]

The Master in “Monitoring, Modelling & Management of Environmental Systems” (MOAMES) is devoted to providing a solid scientific foundation for the study of environmental problems or the management of the environment.

It allows the development of core skills in process systems management and environmental systems approaches and providing students with the management, mathematical and empirical tools necessary to address complex issues marked by interrelated political, environmental, and social aspects.

The ultimate goal of this programme is to deal with the issues of Green Economy and systems of environmental and territorial knowledge-related tools by applying a theoretical and practical approach to their study. An in-depth analysis and study of those issues, which would be studied according to an integrated approach, would responsibly enable public managers and local administrators to respond to the needs and demands of their local communities.... [-]


Master in Plant Science

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Campus 3 semesters September 2018 Saudi Arabia Thuwal

​The goal of the Plant Science Program is to develop a thorough understanding of plant growth and function under challenging environmental conditions, such as those found in Saudi Arabia. The fundamental biology of plants is studied at a range of levels (e.g. genomic, proteomic, metabolomics), and the interactions of plants with their environment, both abiotic (heat, salt, and drought) and biotic (pathogens and symbionts) are investigated. Application of this knowledge will allow development of plants with enhanced tolerance to environmental stresses and help to establish sustainable agriculture systems in arid regions of the world. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

​The goal of the Plant Science Program is to develop a thorough understanding of plant growth and function under challenging environmental conditions, such as those found in Saudi Arabia. The fundamental biology of plants is studied at a range of levels (e.g. genomic, proteomic, metabolomics), and the interactions of plants with their environment, both abiotic (heat, salt, and drought) and biotic (pathogens and symbionts) are investigated. Application of this knowledge will allow development of plants with enhanced tolerance to environmental stresses and help to establish sustainable agriculture systems in arid regions of the world.

MASTERS DEGREE

​​The Master’s Degree (M.S.) is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved to graduate. Individual courses require a minimum of a B- for course credit. Students are expected to complete the M.S. degree in three semesters and one summer session.... [-]


Master in Atmosphere, Water and Environment (U-ENV AWE)

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Nantes

This Master offers a world-class education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to address environmental and health issues in the context of sustainable urban development, in research and in urban engineering. [+]

This Master offers a world-class education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to address environmental and health issues in the context of sustainable urban development, in research and in urban engineering.

The program is designed to provide the scientific theoretical knowledge and tools necessary to understand and address the environmental physical problems resulting from the ever-increasing urban population. Various key disciplines such as urban hydrology, urban atmosphere, building heat transfer and pollution of air water and soils are taught through advanced lectures and research work in laboratories renowned in these fields.

The Master program is fully recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and the network of contacts established by the researchers engaged in the program guarantees international exposure for the students.... [-]


Master's Degree In Industrial Safety And Environmental Protection.

Universidad Europea de Monterrey
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment Mexico Monterrey

The courses are taught by 100% virtual mode. Undergraduate students will be professionals capable of entering the labor market with great success. [+]

The courses are taught by 100% virtual mode. Undergraduate students will be professionals capable of entering the labor market with great success. In making this Mastery you will become a professional capable of acting as a change agent because they have the skills for planning, research, design, development, evaluation, selection and implementation of innovative solutions in the area of ​​Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection.

The versatility gives you the master will take part in the evaluation and control of environmental hazards in a workplace, plan or assist in the implementation of means to correct environmental problems, develop and coordinate programs of environmental sample or monitor various procedures .... [-]


Master of Environment (MoE)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Canberra

The Master of Environment allows you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests and skills in environment and sustainability. As part of this degree, you will study topics like environmental science and management as well as climate change policy and economics. [+]

A single two-year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science ANU is ranked the best university in Australia and is in the top 20 universities in the world for environmental sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017). There are very few places in the world where economists and hydrologists, historians and ecologists, foresters, geographers and climatologists work together on the big environmental problems facing contemporary society: the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU is one of them. Our Master of Environment degrees allow you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests and skills in environment and sustainability. A broad-ranging suite of courses from across the University provides exposure to current perspectives on environmental issues and approaches. Areas of interest include environmental science and management, social and ecological linkages, environmental economics and governance, environmental policy, and integrative approaches to research and analysis.... [-]


Master in Cold Region Environmental Landscapes Integrated Sciences (CORELIS)

Saint Petersburg University
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia Saint Petersburg

In the first two terms teaching is given by leading experts from SPbU, partner universities, and R&D institutes. An opportunity to spend a semester studying at the University of Hamburg [+]

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

In the first two terms teaching is given by leading experts from SPbU, partner universities, and R&D institutes. An opportunity to spend a semester studying at the University of Hamburg.

MAIN COURSES

Fundamentals of Comprehensive Study of Polar Regions Polar Science Communication and Outreach Periglacial Landscapes Quaternary paleogeography of Polar Regions Application of Geographic Information Systems and Differential Global Navigation Satellite Systems Water Objects of Polar and Upland Areas Permafrost Soils Social and Economic Aspects of the Arctic: Polar Medicine, Regional Policy in Permafrost Regions M. Sc. Integrated Climate System Sciences (University of Hamburg) ... [-]

Master in Marine Conservation

University of Oviedo -
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Oviedo

The Master is aimed at students with a Bachelor's Degree or Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences, Chemistry or Geology. For students who do not have this profile, postgraduate studies in the disciplines mentioned will be evaluated. Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others. [+]

Professional Opportunities

The profile of graduates will be that of specialists in Research and Management of Marine Conservation.

Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others.

Syllabus

Knowledge module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses - 3 credits. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

1st Semester

Compulsory:

Genetic Biodiversity:: 3 ECTS Biodiversity of trophic marine networks: 3 ECTS Global change: 3 ECTS

Elective:... [-]