The MESci builds upon the equivalent BSc programme by means of a fourth year which enables you to undertake a specialist research project in the area of your choice. It is designed for highly qualified candidates who might aim to pursue a research career in academia, government or industry. Environmental Geography is the study of the interaction between humans and the natural environment. Using their distinctive skills set, environmental geographers are able to explain how Earth functions as a system, one with a long history, an ever-changing present and a future affected by our actions. The skills and understanding of environmental geographers make them uniquely placed to solve complex and wide-ranging environmental problems that arise in the landscape. This degree will help you to develop these skills and perspectives by providing opportunities for conducting fieldwork in a range of exciting environments and for conducting cutting-edge research with leading scientists in environmental geography. South Wales is a fascinating area in which to explore Environmental Geography. From the mountains in the north to the great tidal estuary in the south, the area encompasses a huge range of natural environments and consequently provides us with abundant study opportunities. For students interested in professional research careers in Environmental Geography, the four-year MESci provides a strong basis for investigation and research in this subject. Distinctive features This programme involves a common first term allowing you to experience aspects of Earth Sciences and Geography before finally deciding upon which honours degree course you wish to pursue. You will have the opportunity to take part in residential field courses abroad which are led by highly research active staff. A major summer project between years two and three actively encourages you to devise and design your own independent research and in year four you will complete a master’s research dissertation.