Postgraduate Pathway in Environmental Sciences

A postgraduate pathway will give you valuable insight into postgraduate-level studies in the UK. Most importantly, It will equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills you need to excel in your chosen taught master's degree.

Your Pathway to Brunel University London

Minimum 15 Years' Education


Year Pre-Master's Studies Master's Degree


£8,700 (one semester)

£18,410 - £20,450

*All Brunel University London Pathway College course fees may be subject to a review. Brunel University London fees are a guide only and are subject to change.



One semester 

Pre-Master Studies

Typical Modules

  • Applied Concepts
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 5
  • Research Methods


January and May

Please note: an ILSC Module will be included in the timetable for students that do not meet Brunel University London's direct entry English requirement. This is to ensure students meet Brunel's English entry requirement prior to progression.

Course outline

Studying on one of our accredited environmental sciences degrees at Brunel equips you with the practical skills to tackle global ecological issues. Our degrees also offer exceptional work placement opportunities that really add value to your CV and give you access to a number of exciting future careers.

You’ll benefit by being taught by our industry experts who bring the latest environmental research and insight into their teaching to give you a comprehensive learning experience.

In this Pre Masters you will take the following four core modules. 

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

Students will develop a range of academic and communicative skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level. They will also develop a range of transferable communicative skills (written and oral) that prepare students for professional life and develop independent learning and encourage students to take responsibility for their personal, academic and professional development.

Critical and Creative thinking

The Critical and Creative Thinking module has been designed to assist learners in developing a range of critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level. This will be achieved by learners gaining an understanding of concepts used in critical thinking; interpreting the arguments of others and developing effective arguments of their own whether in spoken or written form.

Research Methods

This Research Methods module has been specifically designed for students who are required to demonstrate appropriate research and study skills at Masters level at Brunel University. Successful completion of this module indicates that students have obtained a good understanding of and ability to apply the requisite skills involved in understanding, evaluating, conducting, and reporting research. This module is designed to assist students in developing a critical awareness and familiarity with research methods; and provide students with underpinning knowledge and understanding of research methods and methodologies and a solid grounding for the more advanced research skills required in postgraduate study.

Applied Concepts

This module has been designed to guide students through the key activities and concepts which need to be undertaken and applied for the production of a written report at postgraduate level. The students are encouraged to reflect upon their approach in constructing their report, through continual feedback in tutorials, developing skills that will help in the re-evaluation of the decisions they make, drawing upon theory and its relation to practice. Students will produce a short appraisal of their self-reflection to accompany the completed report. The students will be required to present their work both in written and oral form. This module will enable students to apply concepts which they have studied in the complementary modules on the Pre Masters programme element.

This pathway leads to the following Brunel University London Master's degrees:

Careers and your future

Environmental Management MSc

This course can be taken with or without a professional development work placement.

If you take our MSc with professional development, there are work placement opportunities with the Environment Agency in the UK as well as opportunities internationally with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

The Environmental Management MSc will help you develop a career in environmental management and legislation within industry and public bodies when you graduate.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design MSc

There’s an optional work placement opportunity giving you intensive corporate exposure and business start-up support, as well as mentorship from leading entrepreneurs, business leaders, inventors and academics.

When you graduate, you can potentially join corporate institutions and public bodies as a senior sustainability and environmental coordinator/manager. You could also become an adviser on sustainable business and policy, sustainable new product development and investment/funding within existing companies, or as a consultant in a new business venture.

Students who undertake the six-month Professional Development will be given the opportunity to undertake a Professional Development Programme. This will include mentorship from leading entrepreneurs, business leaders, inventors and academics, intensive corporate exposure, and business start-up opportunities.

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