Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Environmental Diagnosis and Management

Humankind's ceaseless pursuit of progress has brought countless advances in our quality of life, but has often had an adverse effect on the world around us. Our environment is vulnerable to threats including contamination, pollution and waste, and as such it's the work of professionals in the environmental sector to preserve and restore our important natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Study Environmental Diagnosis and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London and you'll develop the skills and knowledge you need to address some of our most important environmental issues. This thorough Masters programme has been developed with expert industry advice to help graduates progress into rewarding careers in the environmental sector or go on to further postgraduate study. You'll benefit from first-class research-led teaching, and get the chance to network with environmental consultancies and engineers, local and industry regulatory authorities and leading research institutes. You'll study in a department consistently ranked among the UK's top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016), and contribute to our renowned research culture through your own Independent Research Project. Follow your passion for the environment at Royal Holloway and graduate with a Masters degree geared towards securing you a rewarding career in the environmental sector. - Benefit from a pioneering research culture, with 94% of the Department of Earth Sciences research ranked world-leading or internationally excellent, No. 2 in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014). - Graduate with a Masters degree from a department consistently ranked among the UK's top 10 (The Complete University Guide and the Guardian 2016). - Follow a programme developed with expert industry advice to maximise your prospects for employability and postgraduate study. - Environmental Diagnosis and Management students have been awarded numerous EMpower research projects, funded by companies within the nuclear industry. - Work towards the Arup Prize for Best Performance Overall, awarded to the programme's best student.

Entry requirements

- UK First (1st) or Second Class Honours degree (2:1 or 2.2), or equivalent, in a biological, chemical, earth, ecological, engineering, environmental, marine or physical science subject.
- Applicants with relevant professional work experience and other qualifications will also be considered and should contact the Course Director prior to making an application, contact details can be found on the Royal Holloway website.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores

Additional information:
- You will also be required to submit a copy of your C.V. as part of your application.
- Applicants meeting the entry requirements are invited to view the teaching and research facilities utilised within the Department and elsewhere on campus.
- Potential applicants are informally interviewed using a standard set of questions, preferably in person, but more often for international applicants, by telephone or Skype

A successful applicant will usually have the following qualities:
- High motivation and initiative
- Relevant academic and vocational experience
- Good ICT skills
- Relevant experience of practical laboratory- and field-work.

Course modules

Mandatory modules: Independent Research Project, Case Studies, Environmental Diagnosis, Environmental Management.

Assessment methods

- Written examinations test understanding of the principles and concepts taught in the modules and case studies, and the ability to integrate and apply them to environmental diagnosis and management.
- Assessment of module work and practical computing, laboratory and fieldwork evaluates critical understanding of the environmental science taught, and mastery of producing quality assured data, and its analysis, interpretation, presentation and reporting.
- Assessment also reflects the ability to work independently and in teams, and to learn during study visits.
- Assessment of research projects is based on the ability to manage and report on an original piece of independent scientific work.
- All assessed work has significant confidential written and verbal feedback.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 8,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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