Understand how we are changing our planet and how we can try to minimise those changes. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course stands out as an integrated Master's degree designed to prepare students for progression into research. Having an M-level qualification is also attractive to most graduate employers as it shows you have studied further beyond Bachelor's degree level. Students are encouraged to undertake a placement year at the end of year 2 to gain valuable professional work experience. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Humans are adversely affecting the environment for ourselves and all other species. This course will help you to understand how we are changing our planet and how we can try to minimise those changes. This integrated masters course will also help you to prepare for a potential career in researching these issues. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This degree is for those wanting a four year course and wishing to become professional environmental scientists in research or employment. A passion for understanding how our planet works, the many natural cycles and processes that are involved and how we can, and do, influence them, will be invaluable. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED Through our mixture of practical and classroom based work, you will gain important graduate skills in planning your work while poster and spoken presentations will help you develop your communication skills. Field and laboratory work will help you develop teamwork and leadership. You will also have to plan and organise your own final year independent project that may involve considerations of health and safety, ethics and resource management. AFTER THE COURSE Graduates may go into such areas as local government, regulatory bodies, water companies, sustainability specialists, environmental consultancy, underwater exploration, conservation and further study to master's or PhD level.