University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Introduction

The University grew out of the radical vision of our first Chancellor, Joseph Chamberlain. Founded in 1900, Birmingham represented a new model for higher education. This was England’s first civic university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis.


The College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Dedicated to exploring and learning about the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms, Life and Environmental Sciences has:

  • Internationally-recognised strength in teaching and research
  • Exciting initiatives in new fields of study
  • Effective collaboration between schools
  • Excellent research facilities

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences uses training, fieldwork and excellent facilities to enable students to learn generic and discipline-specific skills while studying exciting topics – ranging from ecology through to cancer research and forensic psychology. It consists of the following four schools:

  • Biosciences
  • Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MA

Master of Arts in Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The MA in Psychology offers an excellent opportunity to gain insight and in-depth knowledge of contemporary topics in Psychology. [+]

Why study this course

This course is aimed at students who wish to extend their understanding of Psychology, to become better prepared for a quality employment situation, or who wish to aim for a further degree. It is specifically aimed at those who do not want to actively conduct lab-based research, and would prefer to focus on synthesising current knowledge in new and meaningful ways. The course is run by one of the largest and most active Psychology departments in Britain with an excellent reputation for both teaching and research.

Key Features You will gain insight and in-depth knowledge of contemporary topics in Psychology This course will uniquely give you skills and experience with activities that promote public engagement with science (communicating science to the public) You will develop the skills to allow you to both critique and communicate psychological research You will develop key transferable skills ... [-]

MSc

Master in Air Pollution Management and Control (MSc)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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 groupwhere many of our teaching staff are also leaders in their respective research fields.

This coursewill provide youwith 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.... [-]


Master in Applied Meteorology and Climatology (MSc)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (MSc)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

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

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 modellingto 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 backgroundand at students from computer science and physics that want to apply their knowledge to neuroscience.... [-]


Master in Exercise and Sport Sciences (MSc)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This postgraduate masters programme provides training in the practical, theoretical and applied elements of Exercise and Sport Sciences. [+]

Why study this course?

This postgraduate masters programme provides training in the practical, theoretical and applied elements of Exercise and Sport Sciences.

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.

The purpose of the MSc Exercise and Sport Sciences is:

to provide a strong foundation for research in exercise and sport science to provide academic and practical knowledge and training for those seeking a career as an exercise or sports scientist in a clinical or community environment or involved in management or organisation of such services Employability ... [-]

Master in Hydrogeology (MSc)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Molecular Biotechnology (MSc)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

The programme aims to provide students with training and learning opportunities in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology or molecular biology, in particular in industry. [+]

Why study this course?

The programme aims to provide students with training and learning opportunities in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology or molecular biology, in particular in industry.

Key features of this programme: Focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of biotechnology Includes material on fermentation, process and downstream engineering, and business aspects A mixture of taught material and lab-based research projects Teaching and research at one of the UK's top Schools of Biosciences Employability

Graduates from this programme will be well-placed for future careers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical and other science-based industries, many of which are undergoing a period of rapid international growth. 

The programme was designed in consultation with a senior scientist in a global pharmaceutical company, and includes relevant applied elements such as modules on product development and business plans, in addition to those covering the scientific aspects of the subject.... [-]


Master in Psychology (MSc)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Our MSc in Psychology offers students an exciting course with the flexibility to develop specific interests, whilst at the same time an excellent opportunity to develop the technical and transferable skills needed to succeed in a wide range of research-related jobs. [+]

Why study this course

As Psychology reaches out to tackle the big questions facing society today, skills and experience in psychological research are becoming more and more in demand.

Our MSc in Psychology offers students an exciting course with the flexibility to develop specific interests, whilst at the same time an excellent opportunity to develop the technical and transferable skills needed to succeed in a wide range of research-related jobs.

This course offers an excellent opportunity for advanced learning in Psychology. For many students this course helps them to develop a more focused set of interests and skills within Psychology so that they can choose the next career step that is best for them. For others, who have already identified the sub-specialty that fires their career aspirations, the course allows them to delve more deeply into their subject and to gain more specific skills and knowledge needed to build their chosen career.... [-]


Master in Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment (MSc)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

The course aims to teach the science and practice of occupational health, safety and environmental control in the context of a team approach. [+]

Why study this course

The course aims to teach the science and practice of occupational health, safety and environmental control in the context of a team approach. On successful completion of the Masters programme, students should be in a position to identify, evaluate and provide solutions to a wide range of health, safety and/or environmental problems, and function well in a multi-disciplinary team.

It recognises the increasing demand from both industry and enforcement bodies to integrate occupational health, safety and environmental issues. The comprehensive syllabus recognises the importance of technical and practical skills as well as the need for good management skills. This programme is a collaborative endeavour with the Institute of Occupational Health.... [-]


Master in Sport Policy, Business and Management (MSc)

Campus Full time Part time 13 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme is suitable for individuals with an academic or professional interest in sport policy, business and management. [+]

Why study this course?

This programme is suitable for individuals with an academic or professional interest in sport policy, business and management.

The course focuses on topics such as the study of sport politics; sport development in international contexts; leadership and entrepreneurship; project management and sport and the law. The intention is that students will develop the core skills that are needed and can be applied in ‘real-world’ settings.

Graduates from this course may wish to pursue a range of roles in sports organisations and sports-related industries. The programme is also suitable for those seeking to develop and enhance their management, business and leadership skills in order to integrate this knowledge into their personal working practice.... [-]


Master in Toxicology (MSc)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Urban and Regional Planning (MSc)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), this programme is designed to develop students as reflective practitioners in the planning profession and related disciplines in the built environment, and can be studied either full-or part-time. [+]

Why study this course

Fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), this programme is designed to develop students as reflective practitioners in the planning profession and related disciplines in the built environment, and can be studied either full-or part-time. It is ideal for those who wish to gain a professional qualification that will enable them to pursue and build a career in spatial planning and related areas of regeneration, economic development, housing and transport.

The structure enables students to combine the core modules and material in spatial planning with a specialist focus in fields such as urban regeneration, community based planning, economic development and urban resilience.... [-]


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