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Environmental Science degrees abroad

A degree in environmental science is designed to give you an understanding of both natural and human environmental problems. You will explore biological and geographical perspectives of the environment, with a focus on real world issues like food security, climate change, energy security, pollution and natural hazards.

You can expect to get your hands dirty, as most environmental science programs put an emphasis on practical experience and transferable skills. Local and overseas field trips, lab work, and work placements play an important role in many courses.

By studying environmental science abroad, you’ll get the chance to see different environments first hand. There are programs available all over the world at all degree levels, so you won’t be short of options when looking to study environmental science overseas.

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Environmental Science program structure

An undergraduate degree in environmental science is usually offered as a BSc, and will take between three and four years to complete. This will vary based on the country you are studying in, or if the program includes a placement year, or a year of study abroad.

Many universities, especially in the UK, offer an MSci which is a four or five year undergraduate degree that combines a bachelor’s and master’s program. If you already have an undergraduate degree in a related subject, you can study an MSc as a separate program over one or two years.

PhD doctorate degrees are also available, and can be studied in environmental science, or a more specialized area focussing on subjects like soil, atmosphere or geology. PhD programs can take several years to complete, and the length of time will depend on whether you study part or full time.

The exact program structure and content of an environmental science program will depend on several factors including the university you study at, and the level of degree you choose. Programs will include core modules you have to study, and a range of electives you can choose yourself. Here are some of the most common modules you will study:

  • Diversity of life
  • Geoscience and Earth history
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Global ecology
  • Global environmental issues
  • Plant sciences
  • Research methods
  • Physical geography
  • Microbiology

Environmental Science study abroad programs

Environmental science undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in environmental science

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    Environmental Sciences - BSc Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,642 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,444 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences - BS South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,500 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Environmental Science - BEnvSci (Hons) Campbellsville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Environmental Science - BEnvSci RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,400 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Environmental Science - BSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,017 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 FJD

    Start date
    July, February
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Associate in environmental science

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    Environmental Science - ASc College of the Rockies, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,453 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,555 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Earth & Environmental Science - ASOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Environmental Science - AS-T Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    30 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Environmental Science - ASc North Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,445 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,445 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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    Environmental Science - AA Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,264 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,264 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January, February
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Environmental science graduate programs

Master's in environmental science

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    Earth and Environmental Sciences: Watershed Science - MSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,640 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,640 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Earth and Environmental Sciences - MSc Dalhousie University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,546 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Earth and Environmental Sciences - MSc McMaster University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,587 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,096 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Environmental and Chemical Sciences: Environmental Science - MSc McNeese State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,075 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,075 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Environmental Science - MSc Florida Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Doctorate in environmental science

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    Environmental Science - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,334 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    May, June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April
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    Environmental Sciences: Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Environmental Sciences - PhD University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,932 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,132 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Diploma in environmental science

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    Science: Environmental Science - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,118 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Future environmental science careers

The aim of all environmental science programs is to give students a range of technical and transferable skills that will help them in their future career. Many graduates look to work in the environment sector, but there are many industries where the skills you’ll learn will be useful.

Some of the careers closely related to an environmental science degree include:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental researcher
  • Conservation manager
  • Waste awareness officer
  • Policy adviser
  • Ecological consultant
  • Teacher

Many graduates can go on to work for local government or environment agencies, but other sectors like IT and finance are also popular. Most universities will have career services who will be able to help you achieve your career goals, or help you work out what your future could look like.