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Our Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management MSc is a multidisciplinary study programme that will give you a deeper understanding of the processes and techniques for managing environmental change. You will develop skills to assess the causes and manage the consequences of environmental, climatic and land use changes, choosing either a research or a consultancy pathway to frame your study.
Your studies will focus on the delivery of essential technical skills (GIS, Remote Sensing, modelling and monitoring).
You will form close links with departmental research groups and external organisations in the UK and beyond.
Choose to study a research or consultancy pathway.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake Approximately 30 FT/PT.
Course leaders Dr James Millington (email@example.com)
Dr James Millington (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Officetel: +44 (0)20 7848 7429fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Officetel: +44 (0)20 7848 7429fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Department Department of Geography
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
General entry advice
2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent, e.g. GPA of 3.3 from a US University) with preference given to geography, natural sciences (such as environmental science, physics, chemistry and biology) and engineering subjects Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.
We run a rolling admissions system. We aim to process all complete applications within four weeks; during February and March and over holiday periods, applications may take longer to process. There is no set deadline.
Please provide a personal statement that shows how your own interests are linked to the programme. In this statement please describe your academic background, your reasons for applying for this programme and what you hope to gain from it, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests. Include any computing skills/proficiency that may not be covered elsewhere in your application.
The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.
The Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management MSc programme offers advanced-level core training in environmental modelling and monitoring, remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and in the research methods required to use them effectively.
You will examine how to assess the causes and consequences of environmental, climatic and land-use change, with the choice to follow a research pathway or a consultancy pathway. The two paths share key training elements but offer modules designed to support career development in two distinct spheres:
The research path will link you with a departmental research group working on research aspects of environmental modelling and monitoring, and is designed explicitly for those going on to a career in research.
The consultancy pathway focuses on the application of fundamental training for environmental management and is for those wanting to use their skills directly in environmental management.
The study programme is made up of optional and required modules. You must take modules with a value of between 180 and 210 credits to complete the programme, 60 of which will come from a dissertation of around 15,000 words.
If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete, and you will take the required modules in the first year and the dissertation in your second year.
For those seeking a deeper understanding of environmental processes and techniques for managing environmental change. Provides advanced-level training in the application of environmental modelling and monitoring, remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS) to environmental management and the prevention, mitigation or adaptation to environmental change.
Specialist taught modules assessed by report, presentation, lab work and occasionally by examination. The three-month dissertation is compulsory and can be taken overseas or in the UK.
Dissertation in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management (60 credits)
Methods for Environmental Research (20 credits)
Additionally, you are required to take 20 credits from one of the following pathways:
You will take 60 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:
Environmental Remote Sensing (20 credits)
Modelling Environmental Change and the Land Surface (20 credits)
Monitoring Environmental Change (20 credits)
Environmental GIS (20 credits)
You will then study further modules to bring your total up to 180-190 credits for the degree, and you will choose from the following:
Any of the modules listed above
Any Level 7 (master’s) modules offered in the Department of Geography
Up to 20 credits in Level 7 modules from any departments or institutes outside of Geography. Subject to approval.
National or international consultancies and NGOs; private and public service research and management; further higher level research in UK and overseas universities and research centres.
This MSc is one of the oldest, yet forward looking and exciting environmental taught programmes in the UK. The programme provides advanced level training to effectively investigate causes, consequences and solutions to environmental change, which is particularly relevant in today's world.
"The reputation, facilities and friendly atmosphere at King's has allowed me to get the most out of my graduate research and the skills and experience I have gained here stand me in good stead to pursue many different career paths. Its central London location means you are in the heart of one of the world's global cities, and everything you could want and more is on the doorstep of your campus."
"What made King’s stand out was that everyone - from the staff in my department and the International Student Support team, to the Admissions team and Accommodation Services - made me feel special from the outset.My course is very stimulating and presents incredible opportunities. I have been able to pursue my interests in conservation and climate change, and completed internships at institutions such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the BBC World Service Trust."
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*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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