Join a lively and welcoming Department with custom-designed laboratories and specialised research facilities. The University was ranked in the top 100 in the world for Environmental Sciences in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020.
There is a growing market for environmental managers and consultants. Our graduates have left well equipped for professional roles – according to recent data, 100% of our taught postgraduates were in work or further study six months after graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) 2016/17).
We offer you a unique opportunity to develop your environmental management skills alongside your awareness of environmental science and policy.
Build your practical experience with fieldwork and research projects that will further develop your skills and prepare you for employment.
Opportunities for you to network with potential employers are built into the course. Our students have previously worked with clients including research institutes, government agencies, non-governmental organisations and environmental consultancies. Companies include Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Rothamsted Research, Forest Research, British Geological Survey, Environment Agency, the Urban Orchard Project, National Trust, RSPB and R3 Environmental.
You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience of contaminated site investigation and present your findings to an expert panel, made up of a mixture of clients from industry and academics.
You will benefit from our custom-designed building with specialised research facilities, learn with our internationally-recognised experts and complete a dedicated residential field class in Dartmoor.
Looking for postgraduate research opportunities?
Come to Reading for your PhD or professional doctorate and join a talented and diverse community of fellow researchers working to improve lives across the globe.