Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

If you are interested in physical geography and/or environmental science, then this programme allows you to tap into the unique specialisms within our research team and create a tailored project and degree to match your own interests within those topics. The support available can be on a 1'to'1 basis and culminates in a substantial MSc thesis ' ideal for those looking to continue on to PhD or to work independently as a consultant, for example.

Course Modules

Modules include: Independent research project; environmental science research and practice; data analysis; project'specific research training; field methods for freshwater environmental science; flood risk management and modelling; biogeosciences and ecosystem services; desk study; river assessment and restoration. Project options: the environmental impact of historical landfill on the tidal river Thames; lateral moraine formation by Alpine valle glaciers: controls on processes, size and stability; 3D micro'scale analysis of glactectonic structures; semi'automated delineation of braided channel network from multispectral satellite imagery; rare species as endangered endemics or hidden invaders.

Course Additional Entry

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or higher in a relevant subject (e.g. biology, earth science, environmental science, geography) from a UK university or equivalent international qualification, together with 2 supportive references; candidates are expected to have good English language abilities and to meet the standard of the IELTS (or equivalent) at a level of 6.5.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Res) £16,950  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Res) £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Res) £8,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Res) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees