University of Hull

University of Hull

Environmental Change Management and Monitering

Climate change, pollution and invasions by non-native species are pressing issues globally, within Europe and in the Humber region. This MSc provides an in-depth understanding of the causes and impacts of environmental change, and equips you with the necessary skills and analytical tools to monitor and manage such changes. You consider the scientific, political and legal consequences of environmental change and management and develop your understanding of the processes involved, integrating information at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels. Here at Hull, we have an active team of environmental research focused staff, both biologists and geographers, and an established track record in environmental services. We are a member of the GU8 consortium, a group of port city universities from across the world, providing us with international collaborative links that are unrivalled in the UK. We also enjoy strong, well-established industry links. Fieldwork is incorporated throughout the programme. The city of Hull's location on the Humber Estuary, with a large ports complex and growing renewables energy industry, within a thriving agricultural setting, provides students with an abundance of opportunities to move from bench to environment. Aquaria provision is considerable, with an established partnership with The Deep, Hull's internationally famous public aquarium.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent. International applicants - Competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Core modules -;

Ecosystem Assessment;
Environmental Management and Policy;
Research Design and Skills;

Optional modules -;

Principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
Environmental Law and Policy;
Waste Management;
Invasion Biology;
Environmental Impact Assessment;

Assessment methods

The programme is taught by a team of environmental research focused staff with a range of expertise unique to the University.;

A critical overview of environmental change and related management policies and scientific challenges will be provided. You gain an understanding of the main aspects of monitoring environmental change, from practical, laboratory-based techniques to those used in the field by industry and regulatory authorities.;

You will solve complex, real-world problems and construct and test hypotheses related to environmental issues, applying advanced theories, concepts and principles, and learning how to apply them to manage the environment.;

Your skills in teamwork, communication and time management will be honed as you make use of the principles of scientific inquiry in the context of evidence-based practice, and effectively communicate complex and conceptually challenging information.;

A range of industry-standard instrumentation will be used and you will critically evaluate research on current and new diagnostic methodologies. Practical modules cover the wide range of current techniques used in environmental monitoring.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01482 466850