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 – and the MESci (International) course also allows you to undertake your third year of study at an overseas university. The marks you gain at that university then count towards your Cardiff University degree. This programme 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 world 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 (International) provides a strong basis for investigation and research in this subject. Distinctive features A special feature of this course is that the credits and grades for year three of your degree assessment are acquired at an overseas institution. A common first term allows you to experience aspects of Earth Sciences and Geography before finally deciding upon an honours degree course. Residential field courses abroad are led by highly qualified staff and a major summer project between years two and three actively encourages students to devise and design their own independent research. In year four you will complete a master’s research dissertation which can widen your career opportunities.