University of York

University of York

Environment (by research)

The Environment Department offers an MSc by Research degree, where students follow an approved programme of research supervised by a member of academic staff with an outstanding. Our research is highly interdisciplinary across the natural and social sciences, ranging from atmospheric chemistry to environmental economics and policy analysis.Our range of flexible research programmes are targeted at individuals with a background in environmental science or a related field wishing to pursue a senior research post in the public or private sectors, or a career in academia. Our research expertise spans the whole spectrum of environmental science and is aligned to three main themes: Earth systems and environmental change; Ecosystems and society; Environmental health.Prospective students are encouraged to contact potential advisors early on. They will be happy to give you advice on the feasibility of your research ideas and offer feedback on a draft proposal.

Entry requirements

Applicants to MPhil/PhD programme will require a relevant Masters degree. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need to ensure that they meet the University�s minimum language requirements.

Assessment methods

The thesis is assessed solely on the basis of that research by two individually appointed examiners. An MSc by Research normally takes 1 year to complete.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 7,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01904 324068