Distance learning Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences

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Environmental Sciences

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The different topics covered in an environmental sciences program all center on studying the environment and solving related issues. These may include animal migration patterns, pollution control, global climate change and alternative energy systems. Students may take courses in biology, ecology, chemistry and geology.

Distance learning is a method of delivering education to students who are not physically present on campus. Various studies have shown that distance learning programmes can be as efficient and effective as conventional classroom programmes sometimes even better!

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MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (SAP) focuses on ‘macro’ scale aspects of the field [+]

Best Distance learning Masters in Environmental Sciences 2017. MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning This is a masters degree focuses on the key strategic and leadership challenges brought about by climate change and broader environmental issues. From spatial master-planning to politics and economics, this MSc gets to the heart of the how the environment must be brought into decision-making. It is among the first such programmes in the UK to put adaptation transformation at the heart of the teaching. Future environmental change and the effectiveness of solutions are both uncertain. We teach students to integrate risk assessment into decision-making. Theoretical concepts are reinforced with applied projects in landscape planning, design and case studies. The MSc course covers a variety of themes including land use, cities and communities, politics and economics, ecosystem function, water and waste management. Optional modules in the built environment, energy, sustainable materials and renewable technologies can also be taken. How is the course taught? Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK, or in a mixture of the two. What qualification will you receive? Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL. Modules include - Adaptation and sustainability: concepts and planning - Ecosystem services, land use and water and waste management - Environmental adaptation, sustainability, politics and economics - Cities and communities -... [-]

Master of Environmental Law & Policy (MELP)

Vermont Law School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 USA South Royalton + 1 more

The MELP program is focused on the political, scientific, and communications aspects of environmental law, with an added emphasis on economics and advocacy. [+]

Vermont Law School Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP)

A Master’s Degree from Vermont Law School is about more than legal theory. By studying advocacy, regulations, legislation, and markets, you’ll acquire the tools needed to create a more sustainable world. Vermont Law Master’s degrees can be pursued jointly with our Juris Doctor program and online, and can be started in the fall or spring. The 30- credit programs allow you to choose from over 50 courses taught by VLS’ world-renowned faculty. Programs are designed to be completed in 12 months but students have up to five years to obtain their degree. Administered by Vermont Law School’s highly respected Environmental Law Center, the MELP program is focused on the political, scientific, and communications aspects of environmental law, with an added emphasis on economics and advocacy. The innovative curriculum is comprised of traditional law offerings and MELP-specific courses in writing and advocacy designed to benefit graduates in the public and private sectors. Experiential learning opportunities with state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and advocacy groups ensure you’re ready to move ahead in your career or take on a new position. The MELP program is open to students enrolled in other law schools who wish to combine the degree with their JD. You can complete the dual program by taking courses during the Vermont Law School Summer Session and engaging in experiential learning. You can also take advantage of Vermont Law School’s Online Learning opportunities.... [-]