MSc in Environmental Technology

General information

The Imerial College London offers a 12-month full-time MSc in Environmental Technology course, leading to the MSc of Imperial College London and to the Diploma of the Imperial College (DIC). The degree combines the natural and social sciences with engineering and medicine in a truly interdisciplinary manner. It is the route to a successful career in environment and sustainability, as demonstrated by the achievements of around 3,000 alumni who have graduated since 1978. Many of these are internationally recognised leaders in their field, reflecting their training on a world-renowned course.

The first term core course comprises modules in: Ecology, Environmental pollution and control, Environmental policy and management, Environmental law, Environmental economics, Research methods and Risk assessment. This broad training is followed by an in-depth education in many specialised areas, maintaining the course's interdisciplinary nature.

The specialist options in the second term are designed to cater for a variety of individual interests and career requirements. A strong case-study approach is employed with emphasis on working in teams, decision-making, analytical skills and report preparation. There eight options currently offered on the course and one of them is Water Management. Specialisms are further developed in the final five months of the course, during which an in-depth individual research project is conducted. Projects vary widely in their nature, including desk, field and laboratory.

The MSc in Environmental Technology is also available as a two-year part-time programme with a 16-month placement, currently in in Anglian Water’s Innovation Team. Here you will work on finding solutions to current business challenges. This will not only provide you with a highly competitive postgraduate degree but also crucial work experience working for the water industry.

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

The first term comprises core modules in:

  • Ecology in Context
  • Environmental Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Economics
  • Knowledge Theory, Quantitative Skills and Uncertainty

This broad training is followed by an in-depth education in many specialised areas, maintaining the course's interdisciplinary nature. The specialist options in the second term are designed to cater for a variety of individual interests and career requirements.

A strong case-study approach is employed with emphasis on working in teams, decision-making, analytical skills and report preparation. The specialist options currently offered on the course include:

  • Business and Environment
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental Analysis and Assessment
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Global Environmental Change and Policy
  • Health and the Global Environment
  • Pollution Management
  • Water Management

Specialisms are further developed in the final five months of the course, during which an in-depth individual research project is conducted. Projects vary widely in their nature, including desk, field and laboratory.

Part-time option with industrial placement

The MSc in Environmental Technology is also available as a two-year part-time programme with a 16-month placement, currently in Anglian Water’s Innovation Team. Here you will work on finding solutions to current business challenges. This will not only provide you with a highly competitive postgraduate degree but also crucial work experience working for the water industry.

For more information about this option, entry requirements and how to apply, please visit the Centre for Environmental Policy's website.

Contact Person: Dr. Nick Voulvoulis (Director) (n.voulvoulis@imperial.ac.uk)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0521 - Ecology", "0421 - Marine and maritime law

Venue

Venue: Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

Centre for Enviromental Policy
South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road,
London SW7 2AZ
 

Application


Cost:

Home and EU students, 2016 ENTRY:

  • £10,000 full-time
  • £5,000 per year part-time*

Islands and overseas students, 2016 ENTRY:

  • £25,500 full-time
  • £12,750 per year part-time*
    *Please note that if you are studying this course part time, the fee beyond the first year will increase by an inflationary amount.

Prerequisites:

We are looking to recruit highly motivated candidates with the potential to develop a broad appreciation of all aspects of the management of people, technology, science and policy in relation to environmental issues. Prospective candidates should possess a good Honours degree (second class minimum), or comparable international qualification. We welcome applications from candidates with first degrees not only in science and engineering but also in the social sciences and, indeed, any academic subject in which there is a link to the way that we understand, value or manage an aspect of our diverse environment.

If your first degree is from a country other than the UK, you may find the guidelines within the Country Index helpful. Please note that these guidelines indicate the College minimum. The College also has a minimum English language requirement for postgraduate study. Read the entry requirements in full on the Centre for Envrionmental Policy's website.

Minimum academic requirement. 2.1 Honours degree in any subject including science, engineering or social sciences.

International Qualifications. The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English Language requirements. All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see theEnglish language requirements for postgraduate applicants.


Application Procedure:

You need to submit a formal application for admission. Applications are only accepted online. Please make sure you have read and understood the application guidance notes [pdf] which will take you through the process step by step. Once you are ready to apply, you should make your application via the online application site for Imperial College London. Recruitment to the MSc in Environmental Technology requires applicants to specify at least two specialist options in order of preference in their personal statement in their application. Entry to the course is assessed separately for each specialist option.

Application Deadlines: most postgraduate courses do not have a published formal closing date, but you should be aware that popular courses close as they become full.  Please therefore ensure that you make your application for these courses as early  as possible, particularly if you are intending to apply for funding, and preferably by 30 July (overseas/EU applicants) or 1 September (UK applicants) to avoid disappointment.

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.


Grant Opportunities:

Government funding. The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs. 

Funding from Imperial. SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science
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