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Environmental Studies degrees abroad

Environmental studies degree programs address the social and scientific issues facing our environment. It can be similar to an environmental science program but covers a broader range of topics including politics, economics and human behavior.

Issues surrounding climate change are more important than ever, so be able to understand the problems our environment is facing is an important and useful skill to develop. Environmental studies programs are most commonly found in the US and Canada, but it’s possible to study it in other countries too.

Studying environmental studies in another country is a great way to see and experience different environments. Many programs include fieldwork and excursions, which means you can get out and see and study the issues facing the local environment for yourself.

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Environmental Studies program structure

In many North American universities, you can study environmental studies as part of a liberal arts bachelor’s degree. You can choose to major in the subject, or it can be studied as a concentration of another degree, like geography.

Environmental studies is available as a BA or BSc over three of four years of study. There is little difference between the two qualifications, but the BSc will usually include more science-based modules. In some countries, like the UK, environmental studies is not commonly offered, but you can study environmental sciences which covers many of the same topics.

At postgraduate level, you can study an MA or MSc in environmental studies over two years. It’s also possible to study for a PhD for up to five years, but this will usually be in a specific area of the subject.

A lot of learning on an environmental studies program will take place in lectures and seminars, but you will also spend time out in the field and doing practical work. Assessment will mainly be through assignments, essays, project work and written exams, but this will vary depending on your precise program.

The program content of every environmental studies course will be unique, and most will include optional or elective modules you can choose to tailor your degree. Here are some of the course subjects many programs will cover:

  • Environment and society
  • Environmental policy
  • Human geography
  • Managing the environment
  • Ecosystems and ecology
  • Research methods
  • Global environmental issues

Types of environmental studies degrees

Environmental Studies study abroad programs

Environmental studies undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in environmental studies

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    Biology: Environmental Studies - BA Bishop's University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,006 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Climate Science - BSc University of Victoria (in partnership with Kaplan International), Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,571 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,716 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Economics/Environmental Studies - BA Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,562 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,562 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Environmental Studies - BA Mount Allison University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,670 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,210 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Environmental Studies - BSc University of South Carolina, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,934 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,934 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in environmental studies

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    Environmental Studies - AA Columbia College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,550 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Environmental Studies - 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 Studies - 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 Studies - ASc South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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    Environmental Studies - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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Diploma in environmental studies

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    Environmental Studies (Kelowna Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,614 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Environmental Studies - Dip Langara College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,138 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Northern Outdoor and Environmental Studies - Dip Yukon University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,711 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Certificate in environmental studies

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    Applied Earth & Environmental Studies - Cert Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,255 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,127 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Environmental Studies - Cert College of the Rockies, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,291 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,555 CAD

    Start date
    August
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    Environmental Studies and Geography - Cert Bishop's University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,006 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Environmental studies graduate programs

Master's in environmental studies

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    Environmental Studies - MES Queen's University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,384 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,928 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Environmental Studies - MES Dalhousie University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,463 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,546 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Environmental Studies - MSc Lakehead University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,696 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Environmental Studies - MA Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,574 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,574 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Environmental Studies - MSc University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,155 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Environmental Studies, M.S.

Future environmental studies careers

Many environmental studies graduates aim to work in a conservation or environmental role, but the skills you’ll learn will be transferable to a range of other careers too. Some of the roles you could consider after graduation include:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Fundraiser
  • Conservation manager
  • Secondary education teacher
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Policy adviser
  • Ecological consultant

You can boost your employability during your time at university by getting involved in student clubs and organizations, especially those that are related to the career you want to pursue.

Most universities have career services who can help you work out what career path is right for you. They can assist with your CV, and help you find appropriate placements or graduate roles.