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Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

Escalating rates of environmental and climate change are forcing us to re-evaluate our management of agricultural and natural habitats. The competing demands on agricultural land for food production and for bioenergy provision must be reconciled with environmental stewardship and mitigation of climate change.

This MSc provides a timely and integrated perspective on environmental bioscience, management, societal matters and regulation as these relate to issues such as sustainable production of food and provision of ecosytem services.

Core Modules:
Core modules typically include:

  • Environmental Protection, Risk Assessment & Safety
  • Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition
  • Biosciences, Politics & Social Acceptability
  • Project/Work Placement/Dissertation
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Climate Change
  • Organic & Other Low Input Systems
  • Biological Invasions in Changing Environments
  • Biodiversity, Conservation and Ecosystem Services
  • Microbiomics & Metagenomics
  • Challenges of Global Food Security

Optional Modules:
Optional modules typically include:

  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Business Strategy
  • International Environmental Law

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Teaching is typically by interactive lectures, short question & answer sessions and small group interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis.

Assessment is continuous and varies between modules. It includes essays, seminar presentations, practical reports, oral evaluation and assessed group work. The project will be assessed by a seminar presentation and a thesis to include suitable data displays.

Graduate Destinations:
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Molson Coors Brewing; LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming); Climate Change Consortium of Wales.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Science Editor and Marketing Manager; Environmental Marketing Officer; Climate Change Consultant; Global Sustainability Manager.
Other graduates have progressed on to PhD programmes.

Work Experience Opportunities:
You can choose to undertake a work placement for their project module, subject to availability at a suitable host organisation. Past placements include Molson Coors Brewery, Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) and Middlemarch Environmental Ltd.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years 

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

School of Life Sciences

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £24,640 per year

Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £12,320 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.