University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment

Introduction

Welcome to the School of Earth and Environment

If you choose to study in the School of Earth and Environment you will be joining one of the largest and most vibrant Schools in the country. Experts within the School study the Earth from its core to the atmosphere, with expertise ranging from geophysics and surface processes to atmospheric science, climate change and environmental sustainability. Leeds is in fact, one of just a few universities that has brought the complete range of disciplines from geology and geophysics, environmental science, meteorology and climate science, to environmental social science together under one banner. We also have one of the largest research clusters of Earth, environmental and social scientists in the UK and internationally. Our research is organised across five School Institutes and two national research centres. This means we are at the forefront in tackling global issues such as climate change, energy, water and sustainable development.

Our commitment to investing in the student experience with research-led teaching at the core, guarantees that in a research-intensive university like Leeds, you will interact with staff who are at the cutting edge of research world-wide. Our focus is also on equipping our graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience to help them succeed regardless of career path. Whatever your level of study we have something for you:

  • at undergraduate level we have a wide range of BSc and BA degrees, plus groundbreaking four-year undergraduate Masters courses with a year abroad
  • at postgraduate taught level we offer the widest range of one-year vocational Masters courses in our subject area in the UK
  • at postgraduate research level can choose from a wide range of exciting projects, addressing the latest issues in research, conducted in a supportive ‘research group’ atmosphere.

In 2010 our staff and students moved into a new £23 million building with state of the art facilities for both teaching and research, bringing together all the School's departments under one roof for the first time. The community includes more than 80 academic staff, around 50 additional support and teaching staff and over 100 postgraduate students. Although large, the School has a close-knit, informal and friendly atmosphere with strong interdisciplinary co-operation which extends to colleagues in the School of Geography and in the internationally acclaimed Institute for Transport Studies. We also collaborate with the University's Schools of Chemistry, Mathematics, Materials, Civil Engineering, and Mining and Mineral Engineering. The School also has strong collaborative links with industry and government, with academics influencing policy on a range of issues from climate change to the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Awards and Achievements

  • We were ranked 7th in the UK for Earth and Marine Sciences (placing us firmly amongst the Top 10 Universities in the country offering courses such as Geology and Geophysics), and in the Top 20 for Geography and Environmental Studies - Guardian University League Tables 2016
  • We are one of the Top 5 UK Universities (alongside Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and Edinburgh) for Earth Sciences (Top 20 Worldwide) and are in the Top 10 in the UK for Academic Reputation for Environmental Sciences - QS World University Rankings 2015
  • In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) - The School has been ranked:
    • 5th out of 44 departments in the UK for overall research quality in Earth systems and environmental sciences
    • One of the UK's top 2 centres for research power and 90% of our research has reached world-leading and internationally excellent standards based on overall quality
    • Within the top 2 in the UK for the quality of our research
    • 1st in the UK for the quantity of its world-leading research

Student Experience

Being a student at university is about making the most of all the opportunities available to you. Not only will this help you settle in to university life and feel part the School community but also enhance your student experience through the skills and knowledge that you will gain.

In the School of Earth and Environment we have a dedicated Student Experience Officer whose role is to help students make the most of their time at Leeds, through providing opportunities to engage with the students and staff in the School and to communicate with students about events and opportunities.

Research

The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds is a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world that we live in.

Our research is carried out within five institutes which represent our core research areas, but much of our work is cross-cutting, tackling complex global challenges such as climate change, energy security and natural hazard management.

  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Sustainability Research Institute

Leeds is the 10th 'most-targeted' university by the UK's top graduate employers.

The 2013 High Fliers report, places Leeds in the top ten most targeted universities by graduate employers over the period 2012-13. Our degree schemes deliver both subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills, allowing access to a range of careers from working in the petroleum industry to taking a post in environmental protection.

Over 85% of our graduates secure full time work or study upon graduation. Our graduates are always in demand among companies that value teamwork skills, problem solving, independence, numeracy and scientific literacy.

The School of Earth and Environment has a deep commitment to enhancing student employability. A range of employability initiatives are offered, to ensure students receive the highest level of support throughout their studies.

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Master

MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science

Campus Full time 12  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This Masters will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD. [+]

This Masters will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD. Alternatively, if you decide to leave academia, the highly transferable skills gained from this course could lead to a research role in industry or government. Gain a broad overview of physical problems in climate and atmospheric science, together with a sound physical understanding of natural processes. Alongside this, develop highly transferable skills to conduct research in these subjects with a strong emphasis on quantitative data analysis and physical and numerical modelling. Course highlights: Interact with academics who are at the forefront of major global issues. Leeds is a leading centre of excellence across both the physical science of the climate and atmosphere science, and the resultant socio-economic impacts and processes... Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) is the UK’s most diverse academic institute for atmospheric research. National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), one of six research centres funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), providing its core atmospheric research. Priestley International Centre for Climate Change (PICC) a world-leading centre for policy-relevant, solution-driven climate research Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) is a research centre that studies processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that may affect the Earth's albedo, polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level. Continue on to a PhD, or move into a research role in industry or government. Highly numerate graduates with training in independent research are widely sought after. Develop your research skills – you will be regarded as a researcher in the School and expected to work closely with ICAS staff as well as presenting at the annual ICAS Science Conference along with academics and doctoral researchers. Course content A career in scientific research is always interesting – sometimes exciting – but might not suit everyone. This course provides an excellent opportunity to get a taste of postgraduate research study and decide whether it is really the career for you. You'll undertake 180 credits worth of work during the year, based on 4 super-modules, each of which is made up of several components. Two of these super-modules (Quantitative Skills and Specialist Knowledge) allow you to choose from an expansive range of 'atmospheric' and/or 'climate science' options. You can choose modules based on the direction of your research project and your first degree, as well as any other previous experience. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions. All the modules below run over both semesters 1 and 2: Research Skills - introductory coursework; atmospheric fieldwork; project proposal; seminar write-ups and presentation skills (30 credits) Quantitative Skills - computer-based project; coursework (30 credits) Specialist Knowledge - literature survey; coursework (30 credits) Project and Dissertation (90 credits) Learning and teaching You’ll be taught through classwork, research seminars, lectures, tutorials, poster presentation, fieldwork and tutorials, group work and/or individual. For your dissertation project, instead of the traditional thesis, you’ll submit a manuscript suitable for submission to an academic journal. This aims to teach the key transferable skill of communicating results professionally and efficiently, and increase the frequency of publication of students’ research. Facilities The School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building provides world class research, teaching and laboratory facilities. You will also have access to a dedicated computer suite throughout your studies. Assessment Your dissertation project accounts for a significant part of your assessment. You’re also assessed on work you do in course, for example through field notebooks, project proposals, seminars, submission of a computer project and a literature-based survey. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a physical science such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geophysics, atmospheric or environmental science, meteorology or oceanography. You should ideally have mathematics to a good A-level grade (or equivalent) as a minimum. Preferably, you will have also studied at least one year of university-level maths, though additional courses are available as part of this programme. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help. Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa. Fees UK/EU: £6,500 International: £19,000 Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. School Scholarships One full-fee scholarship is available to UK/EU applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Two full-fee scholarships are available to International applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Sunday 1st May 2016. Other funding sources: Royal Meteorological Society Students focusing on Atmospheric Science might also be eligible to apply for a Scholarship from the Royal Meteorological Society. Career Development Loan Past students have secured funding through a career development loan, for details visit UK Government website. Career opportunities You will be prepared for a research career, usually onwards to a PhD but this could also lead to a research role in government or industry. Traditionally a very high proportion of our students go on to further PhD study in climate or atmospheric science. In fact, over the last three years all our students who applied for funded PhD positions at Leeds were successful, with several of them holding multiple offers of fully funded research studentships. While others have obtained places at Cambridge, Reading, Edinburgh, and UEA, among others. Highly numerate graduates with training in independent research are widely sought after. And our graduates who choose to leave academia have strong employment prospects – landing jobs with national agencies, environmental consultancies, wind-power companies and the insurance sector. Positions taken up by our recent graduates: Wind Energy Resource Surveyor (OwnEnergy, USA) Catastrophe Modelling Analysts (Willis, UK) Beamline Associate (Argonne National Laboratory, US) Air Quality Scientist (Golder, UK) Environmental Consultant (Haskoning UK Ltd., Peterborough, UK). Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. In particular, you are actively encouraged to attend conferences to present your work to help advance your research career. School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers. The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. [-]

MSc

MSc Climate Change and Environmental Policy

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This Masters combines modules taught at the School of Earth and Environment, with optional modules from the School of Geography and the School of Politics and International Studies. Our teaching draws on the latest cutting-edge research and is delivered by experts and world’s leading researchers on climate change policy (e.g. IPCC lead authors, and a DEFRA UK lead advisor) to give you in-depth knowledge and guidance. [+]

Climate Change is a growing issue for environmental policy makers at the international, national and sub-national levels, as well as for environmental managers and experts in public, private and non-profit making organisation. This programme provides you with a unique combination of training on the physical, social and policy aspects of climate change and on broader environmental policy and governance. You’ll receive a solid foundation in the physical and social science of climate change and its impacts, including adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change. You’ll develop a critical understanding of the policy tools available to promote environmental protection. This Masters combines modules taught at the School of Earth and Environment, with optional modules from the School of Geography and the School of Politics and International Studies. Our teaching draws on the latest cutting-edge research and is delivered by experts and world’s leading researchers on climate change policy (e.g. IPCC lead authors, and a DEFRA UK lead advisor) to give you in-depth knowledge and guidance. No other UK university can offer the same level and breadth of expert teaching in climate change and environmental policy. Course highlights: Be taught by three lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which advises world governments on the evolving and complex issue of climate change, and a lead advisor to the UK's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). All academics have won teaching awards. Engage with some of the world's leading researchers from the School's ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and the RCUK-funded UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). They have published high profile papers with past students. Attend excellent seminars and talks run by the School and its research centres, where you will access the latest, cutting-edge research delivered by leading climate policy makers and advisors. Plus, attend other seminars run by the School of Geography and School of Politics and International Studies. Ideal if you want to build, or extend your network to enhance your career. In addition to a FREE field course to East Yorkshire, choose an optional overseas field course, which provides an opportunity for you to gain practical experience and apply classroom-based learning first-hand in a developing country context. Ideal if you are considering working in an international capacity in this field. Course Content When completed on a full-time basis, this Masters is a 12 month programme split into three semesters. In your first semester, you’ll develop a grounding in the physical and social sciences – important for understanding climate mitigation and adaptation. You’ll also examine the multiple pathways through which human-environment interaction is governed. You’ll become familiar with appropriate research methods and gain the research skills relevant to your dissertation project. In semester two, your studies will give you an overview of climate change impact assessment and predictions, along with key concerns and strategies of adaptation to climate change. You’ll explore the relative significance of main sources of greenhouse gases and the potential, technologies and strategies for reducing them. You’ll develop an understanding of the key challenges for controlling greenhouse gas emissions, alongside the critical political issues related to mitigation. During the third semester, you’ll propose and undertake an extended research project leading to the submission of a 12,000-word dissertation in August. This dissertation gives you the opportunity to examine the detail of an issue of your choice. When completed on a part-time basis, the programme runs for 24 months, with each year split into three semesters. You will take complusory and optional modules in each semester, followed by an extended research project leading to the submission of a 12,000-word dissertation in semester three of your final year. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions. You’ll study modules totalling 180 credits, including the compulsory modules below and up to four optional modules. Each module is worth 15 credits unless otherwise stated: Compulsory modules Climate Change: Physical Science Basis Research Methods Environmental Policy and Governance Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Mitigation Research Project (60 credits) Optional modules Introduction to Sustainability Business, Environment and Sustainability Introduction to Ecological and Environmental Economics Standards and Tools for Business, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics Environment-Development Overseas Field Course – read additional costs Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System International Relations and the Environment (30 credits) Environmental Assessment Learning and teaching We deliver a variety of teaching methods, as well as conventional lectures, to allow you to develop both generic and subject-specific skills. This includes team work and individual practical exercises focused around real-world scenarios and case studies to produce optimal solutions; and it includes familiarisation with state-of-the-art technical approaches, software and the regulatory regimes within which companies and public sector organisations operate. The research-intensive environment of the School ensures that your course material is both up-to-date and research led. We aim to teach the scientific and rational principles lying behind the practical approaches used in the world outside academia, so that your skills keep pace with changes in technology or the regulatory environment. A range of learning and teaching methods are used including lectures, practical workshops, field trips (UK and overseas), computer lab sessions, research seminars and project work. You also have access to the excellent research seminars and talks run by the School of Earth and Environment and its research centres, plus those organised by School of Geography and School of Politics and International Studies. Facilities The School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building provides world class research, teaching and facilities. Assessment To complement teaching, assessment is varied and includes both written and oral assignments, exams and poster presentations. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in ideally an environmental or social science, management or economics subject. However, we will consider applicants from other disciplines. Mature applicants without a first degree or with a lower degree classification may be considered on the basis of their relevant industry experience and their potential for benefiting from the programme. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. Fees UK/EU: £7,000 International: £16,000 Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year. Additional cost information On this programme you have the option to attend an overseas field trip in Semester 2, at an additional cost of £1,200-£1,500 (dependent on exchange rates, cost of flights and student demand). This is paid in two instalments across semesters 1 and 2. A £100 deposit is required when enrolling onto the module in October. Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. School Scholarships Four full-fee scholarships are available to UK/EU applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Two full-fee scholarships are available to International applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Sunday 1st May 2016. Other funding sources: Past students have secured funding through a career development loan, for details visit UK Government website. Career opportunities There is an increasing demand for professionals with interdisciplinary understanding and knowledge of climate change and its related environmental issues to aid better environmental policy decisions. Forward-thinking businesses are looking for people with postgraduate skills (knowledge, research and practical experience) in connecting climate change, environmental policy and sustainability. This Masters is designed to equip you with both a conceptual and applied understanding of critical issues in climate change and environmental policy and governance to form interdisciplinary environmental managers and experts with a strong science, policy and governance foundation, to develop and drive innovative approaches to tackling environmental problems in government, private sector and non-for profit organisations operating from the global to the local level. This course is partiicularly suitable if you are looking to improve your career prospects, and would like to progress in your current role, or move into a different field. It is also ideal if you want to continue your undergraduate studies or you are looking to increase your skill set to progress in your career development in the areas of climate change, environmental policy and sustainability, as well as pursue a research career or go on to a PhD. Possible career paths you can take are (but not limited to): City or urban development and planning (resilience to climate change) Climate services and environmental risk communication Community and stakeholder participation and consultation Consultancy and project management Environmental and socio-economic impact assessment Environmental information systems development Environmental protection Environmental risk assessment and management Policy and strategy development and evaluation Science and research advisory services Sustainability assessment and strategy development Studying for a PhD . Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers. The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. [-]

MSc Engineering Geology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This course provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. [+]

This course provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. It gives you a grounding in the application of geological principles to a wide range of fields within civil and mining engineering. Studying engineering geology will provide you with excellent job opportunities as a result of high calibre academic training, as well as the development of strong skills in terms of both critical and independent thought and team work. Most of our graduates join environmental consulting companies and consulting engineers, while others go on to PhD studies. Engineering Geologists Engineering Geologists are found worldwide working on a wide range of problems, from foundation and mine design to the assessment of seismic and landslide risk. Their understanding of how groundwater and pollutants travel through the ground may impact on the safe design and construction of excavations and waste disposal sites. They use geological and geomorphological mapping to identify geological hazards and allow for safe development. Their understanding of the ground and how it responds to static and dynamic loads can influence safe and sustainable siting and design of engineering structures. It is vital that we design and build in a manner which is safe, environmentally friendly, cost effective and sensitive to climate change. Engineering geologists, with a unique understanding of the ground, and a broad appreciation of rates of geological processes over engineering time, are intimately involved in this process. Course highlights: Your teaching will be delivered by the School of Earth and Environment with substantial input from the School of Civil Engineering. Attend a series of School seminars and wider university events. The University frequently hosts the Yorkshire Geotechnical Group (Institution of Civil Engineers) and is involved with the Yorkshire Regional Group of the Geological Society Benefit from our strong connections with industry: We have been training Engineering Geologists over 40 years and maintain links with alumni who can be found in many companies across the globe. Industry colleagues contribute to teaching and an Industry Advisory Board informs the content of this course. Accreditation The course has also been given accreditation by the Geological Society. The Geological Society's Accreditation Scheme for Masters programmes was introduced in 2007 and provides added assurance that a programme's teaching is of the highest quality, and has been approved by an independent body of academics and industrialists. Exemptions Geological Society accreditation will reduce the amount of experience required for you to reach Chartered Geologist status, an important career step in Geoscience. This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) if you have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. The degree is also an accredited European Engineering degree. Course content The programme consists of two terms of lectures and laboratory classes, followed by approximately four months of individual work, leading to the submission of a dissertation; and supervised fieldtrips and industrial and construction site visits. The programme can also be studied on a part-time basis. Please contact the Admissions Team if you are already working within the industry, we can discuss possible routes through the programme to allow continued employment. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. All modules are compulsory. Engineering geology modules Geological Models and Ground Investigation (20 credits) Hydrogeology and Contaminants (15 credits) Hazards, Resilience and Sustainable Engineering (15 credits) Laboratory and Field Skills (10 credits) Geotechnical modules Soils Engineering (30 credits) Rock Engineering (30 credits) Dissertation Engineering Geology: Dissertation Project (60 credits) Learning and teaching Teaching takes the form of lectures, individual and group class-based practicals, laboratory practicals, field courses and independent project work. Facilities The School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building provides world class research, teaching and laboratory facilities, many of which will be available to you throughout this masters. Access your own dedicated computing suite with lockers available for storing personal items. Test and interpret data related to the geotechnical, mining and petroleum sectors around the world in our Geotechnical and Engineering geology laboratories. Carry out soil and rock testing from triaxial testing, direct shear tests, density tests to slake durability and permeability tests all to ISRM, CIRIA, EuroCode and other recognised standards. The Engineering Geology laboratory is supported by other departmental laboratory facilities enabling thin section analysis, X-ray diffraction, pulse decay permeametry, computerised axial tomography and other advanced techniques to establish the properties and behaviour of rocks and soils. Use a suite of industry-standard software packages including RocScience and ArcGIS. Assessment Assessment is varied and includes both written and oral assignments, field-based assessments and exams, as well as seminars and a dissertation project. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in an earth science, engineering, civil engineering, mining or a related discipline. Lower qualifications may also be considered based on relevant industrial experience and/or additional supporting evidence. Mathematics to AS or A level (pass grade) or international equivalent is required, but this requirement can be waived on an ad-hoc basis given appropriate mathematical content of first degree or industrial experience. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. Early application This programme is very competitive. We advise you to submit your application for 2016 entry as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help. Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa. Fees UK/EU: £6,500 International: £19,000 Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year. Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Industry scholarships We appreciate that funding to undertake a postgraduate degree is a significant issue for individual students. Based on the programme's long history of turning out well qualified graduates, we have strong company links which typically offer a number of studentships available for UK/EU students (full and partial awards). Applications must be received by Tuesday 29th March 2016, find out more about our Industry scholarships. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview day, usually held on Thursday 21st April 2016. School Scholarships The School is also offering two full-fee scholarships available to International applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Sunday 1st May 2016, find out more about our School scholarships. Other funding sources: Panasonic Trust Funding for professional development and the retraining of engineers in the UK is available from the Panasonic Trust. Don Keeble Trust via Southern Testing Bursaries for UK candidates may be available from the Don Keeble Trust run via Southern Testing. Selection critiera applies. Enquiries can be made in the first instance to the School of Earth and Environment. ***If you are thinking of funding the course yourself you should consider that graduates have a high success rate in gaining (generally well remunerated) employment.*** Career opportunities After completion of the course, employment prospects are excellent, many of our graduates have several job offers. Examples of organisations our graduates work for are: AECOMM (formerly URS / Scott, Wilson), Consulting Engineers Arups, Consulting Engineers Atkins, Consulting Engineers British Geological Survey Burro Happold Byland Engineering CH2M-Hill (formerly Halcrow), Consulting Engineers Donaldsons Associates Golder Associates, Consulting Engineers Hyder Jacobs-Babtie Group, Consulting Mott MacDonald, Consulting Engineers Robinson Design Group Royal Haskoning Wardell Armstrong, Consulting Engineers. Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. In particular, employers frequency advertise opportunities via the programme team. There is also an opportunity to network with industry sponsors at a dedicated Industry Recruitment Day, as well as opportunities to undertake dissertation project work with potential employers. The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers. The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. [-]

MSc Environment and Development

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

The course is ideal if you would like to develop or continue a career in environment and/or development practice, policy, training or research. Preparing you for work in both the public and private sectors, and within local, national and international institutions. Alternatively, you could pursue a research career or go on to a PhD. [+]

You will be provided with high-quality interdisciplinary training, you and prospective employers need to focus on the issues where the need for sustainable economic development and environmental conservation meet. To help you understand the many perspectives on these issues, this masters is led by the Sustainability Research Institute, bringing together academic expertise from the School of Earth and Environment, the School of Politics and International Studies, and from the practitioner community, Sustainable economic development and environmental management are two key challenges facing the world today. This course enables you to investigate the challenges associated with achieving development that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. You will gain the knowledge, skills and practical experience which enable you to contribute towards achieving solutions in this topical field. The course is ideal if you would like to develop or continue a career in environment and/or development practice, policy, training or research. Preparing you for work in both the public and private sectors, and within local, national and international institutions. Alternatively, you could pursue a research career or go on to a PhD. Course highlights: You have a large degree of flexibility – meaning you can choose the modules you take, enabling you to develop your degree in line with your interests and ambitions. Gain both theoretical and practical experience – our teaching draws on specialist knowledge from practitioner and research communities covering both the natural and social sciences. Carry out a wide range of fieldwork, from a FREE field course to East Yorkshire, to a further afield trip to Tanzania. Attend excellent research seminar series run by the School of Earth and Environment, School of Politics and International Studies, plus those organised in Leeds’ Biology and Geography departments. Fieldwork Fieldwork forms an integral part of the course. You will have three opportunities to get ‘out in the field’, which develops an on-the-ground understanding of how the tools and skills you learn in lectures can be applied. In the first semester, take a FREE two day field course to East Yorkshire. Learn about issues affecting sustainable economic development and environmental management in a developed world context. In the second semester, you have preferential access (at an additional cost) to the long-established field course in Tanzania. Gain first-hand practical experience and apply classroom-based learning in a developing country context. Ideal if you are considering working in an international capacity in this field. Choose to carry-out fieldwork as part of your final dissertation. Course content When completed on a full-time basis, this 12 month Masters is split into three semesters. In the first two semesters you will take lectures and seminars, followed by approximately four months of individual work leading to the submission of a dissertation in late August When completed on a part-time basis, the programme runs for 24 months, with each year split into three semesters. You will take two modules in each semester, followed by individual work leading to the submission of a dissertation in semester three of your final year. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions. You’ll study modules totalling 180 credits, including the compulsory modules below and up to four optional modules. Each module is worth 15 credits unless otherwise stated: Compulsory modules Introduction to Sustainability Environmental Policy and Governance Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development Research Methods Research Project (60 credits) Optional modules Global Inequalities and Development - Parts 1 and 2 (30 credits) Business, Environment and Sustainability Introduction to Ecological and Environmental Economics Climate Change: Physical Science Basis Environment-Development Overseas Field Course – read additional costs International Relations and the Environment (30 credits) Standards and Tools for Business, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Mitigation Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System Learning and teaching We deliver a variety of teaching methods, as well as conventional lectures, so you can develop both generic and subject-specific skills. This includes team work and individual practical exercises focused around real-world scenarios and case studies to produce optimal solutions. And it includes familiarisation with state-of-the-art technical approaches, software and the regulatory regimes within which companies and public sector organisations operate. The research-intensive environment of the School ensures that course material is both up-to-date and research led. We aim to teach the scientific and rational principles lying behind the practical approaches used in the world outside academia, so that your skills keep pace with changes in technology or the regulatory environment. A range of learning and teaching methods are used including lectures, practical workshops, field trips (UK and overseas), computer lab sessions, research seminars and project work. You also have access to the excellent research seminar series run by the Schools of Earth and Environment, Politics and International Studies plus those organised in Leeds’ Biology and Geography departments. Facilities The School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building provides world class research, teaching and facilities. Assessment To complement teaching, assessment is varied and includes both written and oral assignments and exams. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a natural, environmental, physical, management or social science subject. Mature applicants without a first degree or with a lower degree classification may be considered on the basis of their relevant industry, consultancy or policy experience and their potential for benefiting from the programme. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help. Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa. Fees UK/EU: £7,000 International: £16,000 Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year. Additional cost information On this programme you have the option to attend an overseas field trip in Semester 2, at an additional cost of £1,200-1,500 (dependent on exchange rates, cost of flights and student demand). This is paid in two instalments across semesters 1 and 2. A £100 deposit is required when enrolling onto the module in October. Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. School Scholarships Four full-fee scholarships are available to UK/EU applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Two full-fee scholarships are available to International applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Sunday 1st May 2016. If you do choose to carry out your dissertation overseas, your supervisor can advise as to where you might be able to source funding to cover your work. For instance, the University runs a competitive grant programme under the Sustainable Agriculture Bursary Fund which can cover up to £1500 of field expenses for work carried out anywhere in the world. Other funding sources Past students have secured funding through a career development loan, for details visit UK Government website. Career opportunities This course is ideal if you want to continue your undergraduate studies, look for a career change, or, if you are looking to increase your skill set to progress in your career (amongst many others reasons). We typically find that graduates assume, or continue careers, in sustainability, environmental management or development practice. Our alumni work in the research, public and private sectors and within local, national and international institutions. Possible career paths you can take: Consultancy and project management Development planning Environmental management Policy development Research and advisory services Stakeholder management and engagement Studying for a PhD Sustainability assessment and strategy development. Where our alumni work: Atkins Global Build Change (Indonesia) Centre for Science and Environment (India) Climate Change Third World Network Down to Earth (Indonesia) Environment Agency GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) Haringey Council, London Natural England Norwegian Refugee Council Ovo Energy Sustrans UNDP United Nations University. Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers. The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. [-]

MSc Exploration Geophysics

Campus Full time 12  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This course prepares you to embark on a career in resource exploration, environmental and engineering geophysics. Running for over 50 years it is well-established and has strong links to industry. It provides you with a broad range of practical skills, underpinned by a theoretical understanding that equips you to become a professional in your chosen field. You will also undertake a four-month individual project, mostly in association with an external company or institute and often in their offices. [+]

Geophysics is the remote study of the Earth through physical techniques – principally analysing seismic data, but also applying gravity, magnetic, electromagnetic, and electrical methods. It is a key element of geological analysis for oil, gas and mineral exploration or for environmental and engineering assessment. This course prepares you to embark on a career in resource exploration, environmental and engineering geophysics. Running for over 50 years it is well-established and has strong links to industry. It provides you with a broad range of practical skills, underpinned by a theoretical understanding that equips you to become a professional in your chosen field. You will also undertake a four-month individual project, mostly in association with an external company or institute and often in their offices. Demand for geophysicists continues to be high and this well-established programme has an exceptionally good record of job placement for both UK/EU and overseas students. Course highlights: Network with energy, geophysical acquisition, processing and software companies, who visit regularly to engage and recruit our students. Undertake a four-month individual project, mostly in association with an external company or institute and often in their offices. Access our state-of-the-art computer suite that runs a comprehensive range of industry-standard software on hi-spec twin-screen workstations. Develop your field skills with our sector-leading portfolio of field geophysical equipment. Apply for an industry scholarships - we have the largest number of Masters-level geophysics industry scholarships available for UK/EU students. Accreditation This programme is accredited by The Geological Society, the UK’s professional body for Earth science and the oldest geological society in the world. Course content The course consists of eight taught modules and an individual project. Taught modules cover a broad range of geophysical disciplines as applied to resource, environmental and engineering industries. The individual project is the most challenging and exciting part of the course for most students. It runs from May to September and tests your skills in applying the experiences acquired over the year to a specific problem. Most projects have an association with an exploration company or other external organisation and many students work alongside geoscience professionals in the offices of industrial partners. Projects typically include investigations of specific geological prospects, comparisons of novel seismic processing algorithms and integrated geophysical investigations from basin to quarry scale. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. All modules are compulsory. Exploration Geophysics: Project and Dissertation (60 credits) Computational Inverse Theory (15 credits) Petrophysics and Petroleum Geology (15 credits) Seismic Reservoir Evaluation and Recent Developments (15 credits) Geophysical and Geological Field Methods and Geological Interpretation (15 credits) Gravity, Magnetic and CSEM Methods (15 credits) Seismic Fundamentals and Acquisition (15 credits) Seismic Data Processing (15 credits) Seismic Reflection Interpretation and Sequence Stratigraphy (15 credits) Learning and teaching You’ll be taught by leading academic geoscientists, with input from industry experts throughout the programme. You will learn through field-based and practical-based (individual and group) training. Lectures and seminars are supplemented by desk-based and workstation-based practicals and fieldwork. Facilities The School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building provides world class research, teaching and laboratory facilities. Masters students have access to specific facilities, as well as the general facilities available through the School and the University. Ongoing investment in leading geophysical survey equipment means that a range of techniques can be effectively demonstrated and practised in the field, including shooting seismic reflection surveys. Equipment includes seismic, gravity, magnetics, GPR, resistivity/IP, EM, GPS/positioning. These datasets are subsequently used in classroom/computer exercises to establish a practical link between field practice and data quality and interpretability. A dedicated computer lab containing a suite of high-powered computers enhances the student learning experience by providing access to a comprehensive range of industry-standard geophysical processing and interpretation software packages, eg MESA, SeisSpace/ProMAX®, KINGDOM, Geosoft and RokDoc. These can be used for individual projects, or in workstation-based teaching sessions. They also facilitate team-based exercises designed to simulate industry practice, eg processing a reflection seismic line. Assessment Assessment is through written exams, coursework (both in-class and independently completed), project report writing and group presentations. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in geosciences (eg geology or geophysics) or a numerate discipline, such as physics or mathematics, although relevant and extensive industry experience can also be taken into account. Applicants should have mathematics to a good A-level grade (or equivalent) as a minimum. Mathematical competence will be assessed prior to joining and additional training may be required. The course is computer-intensive and basic computer literacy including Windows and MS Office are assumed. EDCL/ICDL qualifications are not formally required, but represent the level expected. Familiarity with Linux would also be advantageous as it forms the platform for much of the workstation based training. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. Application deadline Apply by 12 midday on 29 February 2016. This programme is very competitive. We advise you to submit your application for 2016 entry as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help. Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa. Fees UK/EU: £9,250 International: £22,500 Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Industry scholarships We appreciate that funding to undertake a postgraduate degree is a significant issue for individual students. Based on the programme's long history of developing well qualified graduates, it has had the largest number of masters-level geophysics industry scholarships open to UK/EU students. Scholarships are typically available from Apache North Sea, BG Group, BP, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, ION GX Technology, NexenCNOC, Shell, TOTAL. Most scholarships cover full fees, living costs, and project and conference attendance allowances (eg the EAGE). Industry scholarships usually include a summer internship at the sponsoring company. Find out more on the Industry scholarships webpage. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview day,usually held on Monday 7th March 2016. PetroleumLeeds scholarships You cannot apply directly for this scholarship but you will be automatically considered if you have applied for an Industry scholarship, and are not in receipt of any other source of funding. Scholarships are worth £5,000. Other funding sources Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) For information about full and partial scholarship awards, visit PESGB. Applications should be made directly to PESGB. Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG) For information about full and partial scholarship awards, visit SEG. Applications should be made directly to SEG. The Dave Marsden Alumnus Award Further details will be available soon. Career Development Loan Past students have secured funding through a career development loan, for details visit UK Government website. Many students on the course are sponsored by their employer. There are also a number of organisations which provide sponsorships for international students - often country specific. ***If you are thinking about funding the course yourself you should consider that historically graduates have had a high success rate in gaining (generally well remunerated) employment.*** Career opportunities Demand for geophysicists has always been high. A Masters is generally considered an appropriate level to embark on a career in resource exploration and the course at Leeds has an exceptionally good record of job placement for both UK/EU and overseas students. Many energy, and service-sector companies target the course directly for recruitment with numerous company visits through the year. Other opportunities arise from project placements, the EAGE, or the September Open Day of project seminars and presentations, with which the programme closes. Most students join energy or minerals companies, or geophysical acquisition, processing, interpretation or software companies. Career prospects for students with a Masters are expected to be very good for the foreseeable future. Starting salaries are around £30,000-35,000 a year, with additional benefits for working overseas and/or offshore. Often, students have these destinations secured before the end of the course. Graduates are, of course, equipped for success in a wide range of other disciplines and some take up related careers, such as IT or finance sector jobs or jobs with government agencies. A significant number continue to higher degrees. Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers. The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. [-]

MSc Petroleum Exploration

Campus Full time 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This two year masters is designed to meet the demanding and evolving needs of industry, equipping you with the tools to be highly skilled petroleum explorationists. It aims to prepare you for classic, conventional exploration and develop your skills to meet the changing needs of unconventional exploration. [+]

This two year masters is designed to meet the demanding and evolving needs of industry, equipping you with the tools to be highly skilled petroleum explorationists. It aims to prepare you for classic, conventional exploration and develop your skills to meet the changing needs of unconventional exploration. This programme integrates the strengths of two leading universities, offering you training in petroleum exploration that is unique from any other course globally. The University of Leeds is a Russell Group University established in 1904. Research-led teaching and commitment to excellence, creates a dynamic learning environment and makes Leeds one of the UK’s top universities. Jacobs University is a private, English language, residential university, distinguished by its international orientation and highly selective admission, based on candidates’ academic and personal potential. First-class research and teaching, international diversity and trans-disciplinary cooperation are the hallmarks of this state-recognised university. Course highlights: The programme combines the strengths of the University of Leeds in applied geophysics and structural. geology with the strengths of Jacobs University in petroleum system modelling and organic geochemistry. Undertake FREE fieldwork in the UK and EU that is directly linked to your classroom learning. Access a comprehensive suite of industry-standard software that will enhance your learning. Attend the Jacobs Basin Dynamics Hydrocarbon Conference and learn from experts within industry and academia who share their experience and insights. In your final year, enter the Imperial Barrel Award, run by the American Association of Petroleum Geologist - a leading international professional body for the hydrocarbons industry. This award provides you with a realistic exploration exercise at the same time as giving you an opportunity to compete with other universities at both a European and international levels. Course content Modules are devised to both advance your understanding of key topics (including large scale tectonics, basin evolution, organic geochemistry and heat flow modelling) and your technical ability, through the use of industry leading software. Your first year will focus on theory and methods used to develop geological models. Central to the course is an understanding of the geology behind basin evolution and the use of 3D and 4D thinking in geological contexts, skills that are essential for industry employment. You’ll gain a broad understanding of the hydrocarbon system and an appreciation of both the geological and geophysical constraints with respect to seismic interpretation and model building. This allows you to use geophysical techniques to construct geologically realistic models and be aware of the uncertainty in those models. Seismic interpretation, geophysical methods, 3D structural visualisation and modelling, sequence stratigraphy, petrophysics and reservoir structural geology are covered in detail. In your second year, you will focus on how geological models are used for input for petroleum system modelling and the processes which control petroleum prospectivity, from source to trap. This will include theory and application of organic geochemistry, sedimentology, petroleum system modelling and will integrate the AAPG’s Imperial Barrel Award. Fieldwork Fieldwork to the UK and overseas is FREE, and forms an integral part of the course. It is directly linked to learning outcomes in the classroom: University of Leeds: Take an introductory field day to Ingleton in North Yorkshire to revise data collection and fundamental field concepts. Undertake a six-day trip to the South West of England, part of the Applied Structural Models module. Consider compressional deformation along the North Cornwall coastline and look at regional tectonics, basin scale deformation and the interaction of sediments with structure. An essential component of this is understanding multiple phases of deformation through application of models and restorations. We then move to Kilve, Somerset, where you will focus on extensional tectonics and inversion. In addition to characterising 3D fault geometry, you will also consider fault seal analysis, reservoir connectivity, and undertake a mini-dissertation on applying outcrop scale fault data to sub-surface exploration. Take a one-day trip to Whitley Bay. This trip is run in conjunction with Rock Deformation Research where you will look at field examples of fault architecture and deformation bands. Finally, undertake a 12-day trip to the Central Spanish Pyrenees. Consider implications of regional scale tectonics and orogenic deformation on basin evolution and reservoir distribution. And the influence of sediment-structure interaction in basin evolution and tie outcrop scale observations with seismic examples. The trip includes: the Tremp basin - where you will looks at large scale tectonics and basin evolution. The Ainsa system including Axial Zone - where you will investigate structures that both control basin formation and modification with specific focus on deep water clastics. And finally, the Frontal Sierras - where you will consider the interaction of salt tectonics with basin deformation. Jacobs University: Take a 10-day excursion in the vicinity of Rome, Italy - where you will bring together silicilastic and carbonate petroleum systems of the central Apennines (Abruzzi and Marche, Italy). This trip has been designed to complement, extend and bridge concepts and topics discussed during the course. In particular, it provides field analogues from seismic to microscopic scale basin processes. In addition, the region has a challenging structural and paleogeographic history ranging from a passive margin of the Tethys Ocean to the very active Adria continental microplate undergoing strong rotation, subsidence and uplift during late Neogene times. Take a one-day trip to Helgoland, a small rocky island in the North Sea,. Look at typical Rotliegendes reservoir rocks in outcrop. Take a three-day excursion to the Harz Mountains, Germany. Look at some of the major Paleozoic reservoir analogues in the regions. Additional day trips to the German National Oil Museum, Carboniferous Quarries, German Offshore Oil Field or the Dutch Groninger Gas Field might also take place. Software training This masters is not set up to train software technicians, nor is its aim to teach students all the specific functionality of particular software programmes. We therefore integrate our training directly with theory in the relevant modules and do not treat it in a 'black-box' fashion. In many cases we teach the theory first and then demonstrate how software can be used to apply the theory, test models or establish a more efficient workflow. Software training is normally undertaken through a mixture of vendor visits and using in-house expertise. Kingdom Suite (SMT) Kingdom Suite is used as the more traditional seismic interpretation and attribute analysis software, and forms a key component of the Seismic Interpretation module. Move Suite (Midland Valley) The MOVE Structural Modelling and Analysis Suite of Software is used for geospatial model building, cross-section generation and seismic interpretation validation. It is used within a number of modules, including 3D Visualisation, Structural Models, Geodynamics and is used extensively during projects. We also utilise the other capabilities of MOVE during projects, such as Geomechanical modelling, Fracture Modelling and Fieldmove. OpendTect (dGB) While Kingdom Suite and Petrel are used for seismic interpretation, OpendTect is principally used for its attribute analysis functionality. Topics covered include gas chimney evaluation, similarity, coherence using dip steering and sequence stratigraphic analysis. Petrel (Schlumberger) In addition to 2D and 3D seismic interpretation, Petrel is also used for depth conversion, fault modelling and geocellular model building. In recent years we have worked closely with Rock Deformation Research who run a short course on the RDR fault analysis and modelling, building workflows in Petrel. We have also had short courses delivered by Equipoise and Fairfield Energy to cover the other aspects of Petrel modelling and workflows. Petromod (Schlumberger) This purpose of this course is to provide an appreciation of the origin of hydrocarbons and charge risking. This will address source rock formation, composition and evaluation and influence of thermal state on maturation and fluid phase. It will also consider fluid properties, geochemical assessment of compartmentalisation, and interpretation of static pressure data. RokDoc (Ikon) Well log interpretation using Rock Doc forms an integral component of the Petrophysics module. Stretch and Flex (Badley) We are anticipating introducing an introduction to Badley’s Strech and Flex software. The purpose of this is to consider the implications of lithsopheric extension on basin evolution and thermal histories of hydrocarbon basins. Traptester (Badley) As part of the Reservoir Structural Geology module, students are given a short course on using Traptester for fault seal analysis and reservoir modelling. In addition, we have the following software available for project specific uses: Gocad Suite (Paradigm) and Hampson Russell. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. The programme comprises 15 taught modules (a total of 240 credits) and a summer dissertation (60 credits). Year 1 Compulsory modules Taught at the University of Leeds, modules cover: Reservoir Structural Geology and Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of Basins Applied Geophysical Methods Integrated Sub Surface Analysis Applied Structural Models Geomechanics Applied Geodynamics and Basin Evolution 3D Structure: Techniques and Visualisation Year 2 Compulsory modules Taught at Jacobs University, modules cover: Petroleum System Geochemistry and Processes Sedimentary Geology Petroleum System and Depositional Modelling Numerical Analysis Regional Petroleum Systems Petroleum Systems Fieldwork Skills Development Structural Geology Independent Project Learning and teaching You’ll be taught by leading academic geoscientists, with input from industry experts throughout the programme. You will learn through field-based and practical-based (individual and group) training. Lectures and seminars are supplemented by desk-based and workstation-based practicals and fieldwork. Facilities At the University of Leeds, you'll have access to the School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building which provides world class research, teaching and laboratory facilities. Ongoing investment in leading geophysical survey equipment means that you can effectively practise and demonstrate a range of techniques in the field, including shooting seismic reflection surveys. Equipment includes seismic, gravity, magnetics, GPR, resistivity/IP, EM, GPS/positioning. These datasets are subsequently used in classroom/computer exercises to establish a practical link between field practice and data quality and interpretability. A dedicated computer lab containing a suite of high-powered computers enhances your learning experience by providing access to a comprehensive range of industry-standard geophysical processing and interpretation software packages, eg MESA, SeisSpace/ProMAX®, KINGDOM, Geosoft and RokDoc. These can be used for individual projects, or in workstation-based teaching sessions. They also facilitate team-based exercises designed to simulate industry practice, e.g. processing a reflection seismic line. Scanning Electron Microscopy facilities are also used to run practicals on fault rock architecture and micro-scale deformation. At Jacobs University, you’ll have access to state of the art computational and visualisation facilities. In addition to the onsite facilities, offsite partner research institutes, such as the AWI or GFZ, provide access to a wide range of laboratory and analytical tools. Small class sizes with low student-teacher ratios are a key element of education at Jacobs University. Assessment Given the variety of learning outcomes and teaching methods, assessments differ between modules but generally consist of written exams, coursework (both in-class and independently completed), project report writing, group and individual presentations, assessed practicals and/or formal examinations. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a geological, geophysical, environmental geology, mining or related subject. Mathematics to A-level is also preferred, although GSCE level is accepted. Lower qualifications and non-standard geology degrees may be considered on an ad-hoc basis, supported by relevant experience. Applicants may have to take an entrance exam. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help. Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa. Fees UK/EU: £18,000 International: £45,000 Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Career opportunities You will be prepared to enter the Petroleum Exploration industry and be provided with: a unique, industry-focused course on petroleum exploration tuition and maintenance costs covered allowing you to devote all of your time to your studies industry summer internships in your sponsor's company conference visits extensive applied field trips opportunities to apply your knowledge by participating in the AAPG’s Imperial Barrel Award. Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. Strong links with industry reinforce this vocational programme, helping you to develop a grounded perspective, as well as providing you with recruitment possibilities. In addition to the industrial experience of many School staff and contributions from University of Leeds geoscience spin-out companies, you will have numerous contacts with industry representatives throughout the year. We have many visits from energy, geophysical acquisition, processing and software companies, primarily to engage with you and recruit Masters students throughout their degree. These visits include recruitment information, technical showcases and case studies of integrated geoscience in practice, as well as opportunities for you to network with geoscience professionals. The majority of students attend the EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) annual meeting in May/June. This provides you with an opportunity to find out about the latest technological developments and to meet industry experts, including potential employers. Why sponsor a student? Why sponsor a student? The availability of high quality graduates with industry-specific advanced training is dependent upon partnerships between Universities and Industry. These partnerships must provide a training programme that has world-class and industry relevant content, but that is also financial feasible to ensure that the best and brightest students from across Europe can participate in it. We are asking specific companies to participate in our Scholarship Scheme. The prestigious scholarships will be publicised in the top-ranked universities on a country-by-country basis. This will give your company the opportunity to: have access to, and select, the best earth science graduates in Europe (or your designated country) be highly visible in the top ranked Universities in Europe access to students for internships between year 1 and 2 devise company specific topics for their dissertation enabling you to get the most out of their skills recruit students that have a globally unique petroleum exploration education background that will ensure that they are valuable employees as soon as they start participate in an external advisory board so that your company can help to shape the future direction of the course. Students on the course will be provided with: a unique, industry-focused course on petroleum exploration tuition and maintenance costs covered allowing them to devote all of their time to the course industry summer internships in your company, conference visits extensive applied field trips opportunities to apply their knowledge by participating in the AAPG’s Imperial Barrel Award. The cost of the scholarship will be £45,000 (excluding costs associated with summer internships). [-]

MSc Structural Geology with Geophysics

Campus Full time 12  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This programme is the only applied structural geology Masters in the UK. It provides advanced training in the practical application of structural geology, preparing you either for employment in the hydrocarbon or mining industries or for postgraduate study (PhD). [+]

This programme is the only applied structural geology Masters in the UK. It provides advanced training in the practical application of structural geology, preparing you either for employment in the hydrocarbon or mining industries or for postgraduate study (PhD). You’ll gain a skillset combining advanced structural techniques and interpreting seismic data, an understanding of structural systems in time and space, and an appreciation of both the geological and geophysical constraints of seismic interpretation and model building. This will allow you to use a combination of structural and geophysical techniques to solve geological problems. As a capable seismic interpreter you’ll be able to contribute in an industry role from day one. Our teaching is research led, with direct links to active applied research. You’ll be taught by a range of research and industry experts, as well as through industry-led workshops. Strong industry links are a feature of this programme. Course highlights: The only applied structural geology masters in the UK, offering you a route to both industry or a PhD. Unlike other petroleum/ ore geoscience courses in the UK, which only provide you with broad training in all aspects of petroleum and ore geology. At Leeds, apply your skills, tools, and knowledge in structural geology and tectonics to exploration settings, datasets, and problems. A key focus of this masters is on understanding structural evolution in various settings and the use of 3D and 4D thinking in geological contexts. Skills that are essential for your employment in industry. Gain an international standard of Masters qualification in 12 months rather than 24. We deliver focused, advanced teaching linked to a research project (in contrast to the more research-oriented US Masters). Undertake FREE fieldwork in the UK and EU that is directly linked to your classroom learning. Depending on your interests, choose from hydrocarbon andmining module options. Access industry-standard computing facilities and software. In your final year produce an industry or research focused dissertation. Fieldwork Fieldwork to the UK and overseas is FREE, and forms an integral part of the course. It is directly linked to learning outcomes in the classroom: Take part in an introductory field day to Ingleton, North Yorkshire. Undertake a 6-day trip to the South West of England. Consider both extensional and compressional tectonics, basin-scale to fault to reservoir scale deformation, fault seal analysis, kinematic and geometric fault evolution, restorations, and 3D fault analysis. Undertake a 12-day trip to the Central Spanish Pyrenees. This trip serves as a summary trip where you will pull together elements from the entire course. Consider regional scale orogenic deformation through to basin scale to fracture scale. And the influence of sediment-structure interaction in basin evolution, and tie outcrop scale observations with seismic examples. Course content It’s as important that you develop personal skills and a professionalism that will make you employable, as well as increasing your knowledge and technical ability. The programme consists of nine months of taught classes. Followed by approximately three months of independent research and dissertation writing in association with industry or research collaborators. Fieldwork is FREE and forms an integral part of the course. It is directly linked to learning outcomes in the classroom. Besides local visits, there is a 6-day trip to South West England and a 12-day visit to the Spanish Pyrenees. Some modules are spread over two semesters, while most are short and intensive. They are devised to develop your advanced understanding of key topics (including large scale tectonics, basin evolution and reservoir scale deformation) and your technical ability through the use of industry-leading software. Begin, by reviewing the fundamentals of structural geology, maps, and mathematics before moving onto the more advanced modules. You’ll receive advanced training in structural geology and tectonics, in geological model construction, and the practical application of structural geology. And gain training in interpreting seismic data and the principals underlying data acquisition and processing. You’ll also undertake professional and research level training in structural geology and basin evolution from regional, to basin, to reservoir/deposit scale. In semester two, you can choose from Hydrocarbon or mining modules. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions. You’ll study modules totalling 180 credits, including 60 credits from your dissertation. The optional modules are studied mainly in Semester 2. Compulsory modules 3D Structure: Techniques and Visualisation Applied Structural Models Geomechanics and Fault modelling Applied Geodynamics and Basin Evolution Integrated Subsurface Analysis Structural Geology Project and Dissertation Optional modules Hydrocarbon Option: Reservoir Structural Geology and Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of Basins Mining Option: Ore Deposits and their structural controls Learning and teaching Teaching methods vary, with some modules being very practical based for example fieldwork, presentations, learning new software. While other methods are tutorial or lecture based. There is also the opportunity to work individually or as a group. Regardless of method, all teaching material is supported by substantial online learning material. Facilities The School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building provides world class research, teaching and laboratory facilities. As a Masters student, you will have access to a 3D visualisation suite. And access to your own dedicated computer facilities, which runs industry standard software. Industry standard software: 2D and 3D seismic interpretation is done via Kingdom Suite software. Geocellular modelling is delivered on the Petrel platform. Structural modelling and restoration is learnt using Midland Valley's 2DMove software. PCs run a range of structural modelling, GIS and 3D visualisation programmes. If you choose the optional Ore Deposits module, train in Leapfrog 3D deposit modeller. Assessment Given the variety of learning outcomes and teaching methods, assessments differ between modules but generally consist of a combination of presentations, assessed practicals and/or formal examinations. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a geological, geophysical, environmental geology, mining or related subject. Mathematics to A-level is also preferred, although GSCE level is accepted. Lower qualifications and non-standard geology degrees may be considered on an ad-hoc basis, supported by relevant experience. Applicants may have to take an entrance exam. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes. Application deadline Apply by 12 midday on 31st March 2016. This programme is very competitive. We advise you to submit your application for 2016 entry as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help. Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa. Fees UK/EU: £9,250 International: £22,500 Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Industry scholarships We appreciate that funding to undertake a postgraduate degree is a significant issue for individual students. Based on the programme's long history of turning out well qualified graduates, we have strong company links which typically offer a number of studentships available for UK/EU students (full and partial awards). Applications must be received by Thursday 11th February 2016, find out more about our Industry scholarships. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview day, usually held on Thursday 3rd March 2016. Petroleum Leeds scholarships You cannot apply directly for this scholarship but you will be automatically considered if you have applied for an Industry scholarship, and are not in receipt of any other source of funding. Scholarships are worth £5,000. Other funding sources: Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) For information about full and partial scholarship awards, visit PESGB. Applications should be made directly to PESGB. Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG) For information about full and partial scholarship awards, visit SEG. Applications should be made directly to SEG. Career Development Loan Past students have secured funding through a career development loan, for details visit UK Government website. ***If you are thinking of funding the course yourself you should consider that graduates have a high success rate in gaining (generally well remunerated) employment.*** Career opportunities Despite the current industry downturn, more than 80% of 2014-15 graduates secured relevant employment or a PhD project within 6 months of finishing the programme. In previous years, nearly 100% of students have successfully secured employment in the petroleum or mining industries or have chosen to undertake a postgraduate research degree (PhD). Starting salaries are usually around £30-35,000 per year. We have excellent links with industry and professional bodies. Throughout the year, we hold weekly recruitment visits where you will meet a range of geoscience employers including BG Group, BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Fugro Robertson, Maersk Oil, Nexen, Shell, and many others. We also run company-led training workshops to develop your industry software skills in Petrel, Leapfrog, and MOVE. The workshops also provide you with further opportunities for training, conference attendance and involvement with Student Chapters such as The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), The European Association of Geoscientist and Engineers (EAGE), The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), The Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. In particular, you will have further opportunities for training, conference attendance and involvement with Student Chapters (AAPG, EAGE, SPE, SEG, PESGB). You will develop transferable skills, ranging from personal abilities such as 4D thinking, time management, and critical and analytical thinking. To more generic work-related skills such as teamwork, presentation skills and report writing, and CV writing skills. The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers. The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website. [-]

MSc Sustainability and Business

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This course is ideal if you wish to develop corporate responsibility strategies and enhance an organisation’s social and environmental contributions. It can also lead you to careers in government or non-governmental organisations working in partnership with, or trying to influence business practice. [+]

You will examine the ways in which businesses can improve their environmental performance and enhance their social responsibility. Gain a well-grounded and critical understanding of the factors that shape the relationships between business, environment and society, and understand the wide range of policy frameworks and management initiatives that relate to environmental management and corporate social responsibility. Examine perspectives from government, business and stakeholder groups (such as pressure and community groups), drawing on the expertise of researchers, practitioners and researchers. During your studies, you will be introduced to a range of management tools and shown how they are applied in practical situations. Examine the factors that shape the success or failure of these initiatives – both from a corporate as well as a societal perspective. This course is ideal if you wish to develop corporate responsibility strategies and enhance an organisation’s social and environmental contributions. It can also lead you to careers in government or non-governmental organisations working in partnership with, or trying to influence business practice. Course highlights: Leading in the field for ten years, you will be taught by leading experts from the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) – one of the largest academic groups of sustainability experts in the world. Uniquely based outside a business school – you will focus on how sustainability leads business practice, and use key inter-disciplinary research methods and approaches that relate to environmental management and corporate social responsibility. Join a truly global School – think beyond Leeds and gain a wider perspective by studying alongside students and academics from across the world. Choose a wide range modules taught by experts from Leeds University Business School. Gain practical experience and apply classroom-based learning first-hand in a developing country context by choosing an optional overseas field course. Essential for anyone considering working in an international capacity. Course Content When completed on a full-time basis, this 12-month Masters is split into three semesters. In the first two terms you will take lectures and seminars, followed by approximately four months of individual work leading to the submission of a dissertation in late August. During this study, you’ll consider different aspects of sustainability, while a wide range of optional modules allow you tailor your study to fit your interests and career plans. You can also choose an optional overseas field course which enables you to gain practical experience and apply classroom-based learning first hand in a developing country context. When completed on a part-time basis, the programme runs for 24 months, with each year split into three semesters. You will take two modules in each semester, followed by individual work leading to the submission of a dissertation in semester three of your final year. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions. You’ll study modules totalling 180 credits, including the compulsory modules below and up to four optional modules. Each module is worth 15 credits unless otherwise stated: Compulsory modules Business, Environment and Sustainability Introduction to Sustainability Research Methods Research Project (60 credits) Systems Thinking and Consulting Practice Standards and Tools for Business, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Issues and Cases in Corporate Social Responsibility Optional modules Climate Change Mitigation Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change: Physical Science Basis Critical Perspectives in Environment and Development Debates and Controversies in International Business Environmental Policy and Governance Environment-Development Overseas Field Course – read additional costs Introduction to Ecological and Environmental Economics Managing for Innovation Marketing for Management Organisational Development and Change Risk Perception and Communication Tools and Techniques in Ecological Economics Learning and teaching We use a variety of teaching methods, as well as conventional lectures, to help you to develop both generic and subject-specific skills. This includes team work and individual practical exercises focused around real-world scenarios and case studies to produce optimal solutions; and it includes familiarisation with state-of-the-art technical approaches, software and the regulatory regimes that companies and public sector organisations operate within. The research-intensive environment of the School ensures that course material is both up-to-date and research led. We aim to teach the scientific and rational principles lying behind the practical approaches used in the world outside academia, so that your skills keep pace with changes in technology or the regulatory environment. A range of learning and teaching methods used include research-based lectures, real case studies, practical workshops, computer lab sessions, research seminars from external speakers, project work (individual and groupwork) and a written dissertation. Facilities The School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building providesworld class research, teaching and facilities. Assessment To complement teaching, assessment is varied and includes both written and oral assignments and exams. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a natural, environmental, physical, management or social science subject. Mature applicants without a first degree or with a lower degree classification may be considered on the basis of their relevant industry experience and their potential for benefiting from the programme. In the past students have entered the programme from a number of backgrounds including engineering, environmental management and sciences, management and business, psychology and product design. We strive to provide a diverse and inspiring learning environment and encourage applicants from across the globe and from people at any point in their career. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help. Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa. Fees UK/EU: £7,500 International: £17,000 Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year. Additional cost information On this programme you have the option to attend an overseas field trip in Semester 2, at an additional cost of £1,200-1,500 (dependent on exchange rates, cost of flights and student demand). This is paid in two instalments across semesters 1 and 2. A £100 deposit is required when enrolling onto the module in October. Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. School Scholarships Four full-fee scholarships are available to UK/EU applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Two full-fee scholarships are available to International applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Sunday 1st May 2016. Other funding sources Past students have secured funding through a career development loan, for details visit UK Government website. Career opportunities We aim to equip you with the skills to pursue careers both in business and in other sectors of the economy, such as government or non-governmental organisations. Your final career destination often depends on the experience you have had before starting the Masters, so if you have already worked in business you may find it easier to get sustainability or CSR jobs in companies immediately after graduation. This masters could also help you enhance your current sustainability credentials, returning to your jobs with new skills and understanding. Alternatively, you could pursue a research career and continue on to a PhD. Recent graduates work for local government or NGOs, or undertake internships. While others are now working for consultancy companies. Typical roles undertaken by our recent graduates: Sustainable Procurement Officer, Leeds City Council Environmental training officer at Carlsberg Tetley Environmental consultant at Young White Green consultants Energy operating company, looking into upcoming environmental legislation and advising different sites on how to comply Research Analyst with Suzlon Energy Ltd India Leading the US strategy for 2degrees network - a collaboration platform for sustainable professionals ICICI Bank India, Project Finance with interest in funding renewable energy investments. Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers. The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. [-]

MSc Sustainability and Consultancy

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This course aligns closely with the challenges of sustainability and the skills that employers say they need to tackle those challenges, with a strong emphasis on project skills. [+]

The Sustainability and Consultancy Masters offers a grounding in the broad range of sustainability topics beyond just environmental issues (from project development to corporate sustainability strategy). It will also develop the professional skills you’ll need. Sustainability is an integrated issue across our teaching, rather than separating the environmental, economic and social elements. Specialist modules are delivered by academic staff, practising consultants and other practitioners, giving you exposure to real-life, international case studies with a good understanding of contemporary management techniques and solutions. This course aligns closely with the challenges of sustainability and the skills that employers say they need to tackle those challenges, with a strong emphasis on project skills. Course highlights: Our course was the first qualification of its kind in the UK. In the first semester you can choose an optional FREE 2 day field course to East Yorkshire. Learn about issues affecting sustainable economic development and environmental management in a developed world context. A major component of this masters is that you will manage a consultancy project, which is usually undertaken in the form of a placement with a professional organisation. This experience plays a key role in your personal and professional development. This is an approved Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) 'Associate Certificate' programme. This means once you graduate you are eligible to become an IEMA Associate Member – the first stage towards full professional chartership. Accreditation This is an approved Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) 'Associate Certificate' course: This means once you graduate you are eligible to become an IEMA Associate Member – the first stage towards full professional chartership. You are also eligible to take-up free student membership. IEMA supports individuals and organisations to set, recognise and achieve global sustainability standards and practice. Exemptions If you complete an additional assessment during Semester two and pass the degree, you automatically qualify for IEMA Associate Membership. A step which usually requires an additional exam after a period of workplace experience. Course content When completed on a full-time basis, this 12 month Masters is split into three semesters. In the first semester you will take lectures and seminars which lay the theoretical foundation needed for you to gain an in-depth understanding of sustainability topics. In the second semester you will focus on you applying this knowledge through case studies and on practical professional skills development. Throughout the year, you can also take part in personal development workshops and activities, including networking with project hosts, helping you secure a successful research project for semester three. In semester three, the focus switches to individual work, where you will deliver a project usually carried out on a placement of around 10 weeks. Present the progression you have made in your project around the end of June, and submit your final dissertation in late August. When completed on a part-time basis, the programme runs for 24 months, with each year split into three semesters. You will take two taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 each year, followed by a full-time project placement in semester three of your final year. Course structure These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions. You’ll study modules totalling 180 credits. Each module is worth 15 credits unless otherwise stated: Semester 1 Introduction to Sustainability Business, Environment and Sustainability The Regulatory and Planning Context for Environmental Projects Elective: Climate Change: Physical Science Basis or Introduction to Ecological Economics Semester 2 Standards and Tools for Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility Issues and Cases in Corporate Social Responsibility Project Management: Developing and Managing Environmental Contracts Project Management: Sustainability, People and Resources Semester 3 Consultancy project, usually carried out on placement (60 credits) Learning and teaching The research-intensive environment of the School ensures that course material is both up-to-date and research led. We aim to teach the scientific and rational principles lying behind the practical approaches used in the world outside academia, so that your skills keep pace with changes in technology or the regulatory environment. A range of learning and teaching methods used include lectures, practical workshops, computer lab sessions, research seminars, fieldtrips and project work. Facilities The School of Earth and Environment’s £23 million building provides world class research, teaching and facilities. Assessment To complement teaching, assessment is varied and includes both written and oral assignments and exams. It also includes both individual and group work. Applying, fees and funding Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a natural, environmental, physical, management or social science subject. Mature applicants without a first degree or with a lower degree classification may be considered on the basis of their relevant industry experience and their potential for benefiting from the programme. This programme is especially well-suited to students with an enthusiasm for environmental debate and concern over the future sustainability of human and environmental systems. We welcome applications from graduates with environmental studies, geography or biology backgrounds. Graduates from other disciplines with relevant work experience in the fields of environment and/or development are also likely to benefit from this programme. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment admissions team. English language requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help. Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa. Fees UK/EU: £8,000 International: £18,000 Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year. Scholarships and financial support If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out if you can get help at Postgraduate funding. School Scholarships Four full-fee scholarships are available to UK/EU applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Two full-fee scholarships are available to International applicants with an offer on this programme. Applications must be received by Sunday 1st May 2016. Other funding sources Past students have secured funding through a career development loan, for details visit UK Government website. Career opportunities Graduates of this programme have gone on to a wide variety of careers in sustainability: environmental consultancy and planning corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility sustainability strategy environmental and social impact assessments and project financing environmental management carbon reduction and energy management stakeholder management and engagement policy development project management sustainability assessment. Graduates from the programme in recent years have taken up roles with organisations in the public, private and NGO sectors: Consultants: CH2M Hill, ERM, KPMG, Jacobs, JBA Consulting, Mott MacDonald, RPS, URS, WYG Other private sector: Arla, E.ON UK, FIRA International, Sodexo, Total NGOs: 2degrees, Carbon Trust, CIWEM. Our alumni are currently working in many parts of the world including Canada, Germany, India, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, UAE, UK and USA. Careers support We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. The School of Earth and Environment has a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and has its own dedicated Employability Officer. Read more about our careers and employability. We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers. The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. [-]