Graduates of the MSc are trained professional environmental scientists with much valuable real world experience, and excellent prospects for successful and rewarding careers.
They possess mastery of a wide range of transferable skills, practical experience of diagnostic and management tools, and have sound scientific knowledge and critical understanding of a wide range of environmental issues. This enables them to become leading experts within environmental consultants and engineers, local and regulatory authorities, and industry.
In fact, within one month of graduation in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, 100%, 94%, 86% and 76% respectively, were in employment or registered for research.
Indeed, recent graduates have secured positions with Amec Foster Wilson, Arup, Atkins, Awe, Buro Happold, CampbellReith, CH2M HILL, EDF Energy, Elmbridge Borough Council, Entec, Environment Agency, Golder Associates, GroundShaw, Health Protection Agency, Hyder, Jacobs, Kent County Council, Leap, Lucion, Mouchel, NPL, NRM, Ofgem, PDE, Royal Geographical Society, RPS, Springhead Trust, Shell, SITA, SLR, Solarcentury, Syngenta, Thames Water, TT Environmental, UNDP, URS, Veolia Environment, Worley Parsons, and WSP.
Graduates are also very well prepared for environmental research leading to the award of a PhD from RHUL and other leading national and international universities, and to pursue careers as research scientists in industry, research institutes and academia.
Recent graduates have secured research posts with Baku State University, Exeter University, Hydrosolutions, Institue of Occupational Medicine, Imperial College London, King's College London, Korean Environment Institute, NERC, NPL, Reading University, RHUL and SOCAR.
EDM MSc Graduates move on to further opportunities and achievements. They immediately become an alumnus of RHUL, and continue to contribute to the success of the MSc by keeping in contact with staff and fellow students.
Some return to present seminars, while others may help supervise research projects. However all are very welcome to return to RHUL, especially for their Graduation Ceremony, the Research Project Symposium, and other reunion events.
Please keep us informed with news of your career progression, and help us to keep in touch by updating your current contact details. Send news and details to the MSc Course Co-ordinator.
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Graduation Ceremonies are held in December in the the Windsor Building, and are followed by a reception in the Founders Building.
“The EDM MSc course provides a broad range of skills that equips environmental scientists for their onward careers. This includes developing technical abilities in environmental science, and transferable skills such as project management and team working. The summer Research Project is an excellent opportunity to conduct relevant scientific research while serving as a platform to work in the environmental industry and to network with potential future employers."
Michelle Lewis, Environmental Consultant, Arup
“The EDM MSc offered by RHUL was ideal as it offered everything I needed. But to be honest I was a little sceptical that it could address such a broad subject in detail. However, what materialised was considerably more than I could have hoped for. During interviews for a consultancy position that I secured soon after the course, and several times since, my colleagues and peers have positively remarked on the course for its application to a career in environmental consultancy. I was also very fortunate that the EDM MSc was so diverse and broadly applicable as it gave me the opportunity to change my career path from environmental consultancy to PhD research. In the current economic climate, a strong and content rich MSc such as EDM will give you a distinct advantage."
Sinbad Sweeney, PhD Student, Imperial College London
EDM MSc Alumni Reunion 2017 is to be held during 2017 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the EDM MSc course.
EDM MSc alumni are warmly invited to return to RHUL to rekindle old friendships, meet past and present staff, and network with fellow alumni and guests from the environmental sector.
The Reunion will comprise a scientific and social event, with options to join us for 1 or 2 days.
EDM MSc Alumni Reunion 2017 is generously sponsored by the following organisation: