MSc (Research) International Masterís in Environmental Science and Technology
The International MSc (Research) in Environmental Science and Technology is a 2-year Masters programme awarded by Lancaster University and delivered in partnership with relevant Institutes within the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The degree aims to provide Masters students with training in environmental sciences and its commercial application through world leading research institutions in both the UK and China. Students will study in Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) in the UK for the first year of the programme and take a range of taught modules considering fundamental and applied aspects of environmental sciences. During this first year students will exploit established links between LEC and CAS to lay the foundations for the research project they undertake. This project will start in the UK during the first year of study and continue full time in China during the second year within the Chinese Academy of Sciences unless students elect to conduct all their research within the UK. Many of these projects will involve active collaborations with partner commercial organisations with international focuses hence providing students with sponsorships and unique experiences of working at the interfaces between environmental science and its application in different cultural settings.
Students from China, other overseas countries, the UK and other European countries are eligible to apply. This programme has open exit routes to PhD study, or students can graduate with the standard MSc programme at the end of Year 1.
Applicants for the International Masters in Environmental Science and Technology should discuss the scheme and its suitability for them with Dr Hong Li (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dissertation project (Year 1)
- Research Dissertation (Year 2)
- Air Quality and Climate
- Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
- Biological Effects of Air Pollution and Climate Change
- Catchment Protection (Field course)
- Chemical Risk Assessment
- Consequences of toxic effects
- Contaminated Land and Remediation
- Crop Protection
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
- Data Analysis and Programming Skills
- Data assimilation and integration
- Disaster Management
- Environmental Applications of Isotope Geochemistry
- Environmental Radioactivity
- Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
- Environmental Technology
- Environmental Toxicology
- Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
- Flood Forecasting and Flood Risk Management
- Groundwater Resources and Protection
- Lake Ecology
- Modelling Environmental Processes
- Physical Volcanology
- Pollution Microbiology
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Soil Management
- Toxicological Mechanisms and Measurements
- Water Quality Modelling
- Wildlife Monitoring Techniques
Director of Studies
Professor Kirk Semple
21 months full-time
Applicants to our taught masters degrees require a relevant, good first degree (normally 2:1 or equivalent). We can also consider applicants with a 2:2 (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
We also encourage applications from professionals who have relevant work-related qualifications but not necessarily a first degree. If you come from a non-standard background and would like advice on your eligibility for our programmes please get in touch with the LEC PG Office.
There are a number of bursaries available for our Taught Masters courses, please consult Taught Masters Funding.
To discuss further please consult the Director of Studies, for general enquiries please consult the FAQ page.
The diverse modules in LEC have given me insight into the future of environmental science from many different perspectives. The placement in Unilever provided by LEC has enabled me to realize how innovative science was transformed into innovative technology and how research achievement supports the development of business. This has broadened my horizons. By working with world-class experts my research skills have also been greatly enhanced.