Why study informatics in environmental management at Stirling

In a series of blogs, we look at why you should develop your career in Environmental Management at Stirling. Here, we explore the specialised pathway of informatics in our MSc Environmental Management (Informatics) degree.

Graduates from our core MSc Environmental Management degree will play a vital role in the protection and sustainable use of resources. It’s a fascinating degree that will help you make a real difference to protecting the future of the planet. You’ll learn to address issues such as adaptation to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy management.

You can study our core Masters degree, the MSc Environmental Sciences, or opt to specialise in one of the following pathways:

  • MSc Environmental Management (Conservation)
  • MSc Environmental Management (Energy)
  • MSc Environmental Management (Informatics)

MSc Environmental Management (Informatics)

Environmental management is powered by data and intelligence. Our ability to tackle environmental challenges is reliant on policy and decision makers getting intelligence and data that support taking the right actions.

Our MSc Environmental Management (Informatics) pathway mixes Environmental Management with cutting-edge geographical information systems, data science and analytics, and high performance computing.

This will give you three main skills and abilities.

First, you will gain an understanding of the scientific principles that underpin environmental science and management.

Second, you will learn new skills in the collection, analysis and interpretation of environmental data. You will do this using cutting-edge, methodologies and technologies

Finally, you will learn to apply knowledge and skills in data science to deliver innovative insights and intelligence on the state of our environment.

So why Stirling for Environmental Management?

  • We have an history of developing innovating environmental management degrees.
  • We have a beautiful campus and live near amazing Scottish landscape. It’s a constant reminder of why our environmental degrees are so important.
  • At Stirling, we’ve always emphasised the importance of practical training and career skills. It’s why graduates from our Environmental Management course are quick to gain employment in the conservation and environmental sectors.
  • 85% overall student satisfaction for Environmental Management – Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2021.
  • Take a residential field module and immediately begin to learn practical skills.
  • Excellent laboratories and facilities including our Stirling Controlled Environment Facility.
  • We have strong links with organisations including the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Environment Agency, the nuclear industry, Scottish Coal and Scottish Renewables

Our research

60% of our research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

This course is run by the division of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We specialise in studies of human interactions with the environment. Our key strengths are in environmental assessment and management.

The next step

Find out more about our MSc Environmental Management (Informatic) degree. Find out how to apply and how to register for an open day.

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