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Why study Environmental Science at Queen Mary?

  • Be welcomed into a friendly, welcoming and culturally diverse School of Geography.
  • Achieve a degree from Queen Mary University of London – a member of the prestigious and internationally renowned Russell Group of research-excellent universities and ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015).
  • Be taught by a group of academic staff in the School of Geography and School of Biological and Chemical Sciences who are passionate about their work, in a world-leading centre of excellence in geographical research and teaching.
  • Develop new knowledge through cutting-edge teaching that draws on world-leading research on major global and local issues around climate change, pollution, ecology, conservation, and the environmental pressures of living and working in urban environments.
  • Make use of our excellent teaching facilities – we are continuing to build on our industry-leading facilities and opened a specialist River Lab in the autumn 2014 to support analysis and fieldwork for our physical geography and environmental science degree programmes.
  • Combine your interest in environmental management with business management through our flexible joint honours programmes, to understand how industry can make environmentally informed business decisions in an increasingly competitive market.
  • Study in the no.1 city to be a student in the UK; no. 3 in the world based on desirability, academic standards, job prospects and affordability (QS Best Student City 2015) positioned between the historic City of London, the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park and the creative and digital technology hub of Shoreditch.
  • Take advantage of our residential and non-residential fieldwork opportunities and explore the natural environment first hand in locations across England, Florida, New Zealand and South Africa.
  • Develop a broad range of transferable skills that employers value, including numeracy and statistics, literacy and communication, project design and management, research and team work.
  • Join a select group of QMUL Geography and Environmental Science alumni who have gone on to work in a wide range of areas within the public and private sectors including environmental management, and advising businesses on sustainability issues. Some 96% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation; 81% of these at graduate level.
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