University of Nottingham Malaysia

Environmental and Geographical Science Postgraduate Courses

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The School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences provides a stimulating environment for students and staff based on high standards of innovative teaching and research, and individual guidance. We engage with environmental research organisations across Southeast Asia and maintain active links with colleagues at our campuses in the UK and China. In particular, we liaise closely with the Nottingham Geo spatial Institute, a world-leading institute at the University of Nottingham’s UK campus specialising in spatial and location-based science and engineering, empowered by satellite positioning, remote sensing and integrated technologies. These links help us to provide relevant insights into contemporary environmental issues.

Why Study Environmental and Geographical Science Postgraduate Courses at Nottingham?

The challenges posed by climate change, biodiversity loss, and urbanisation require interdisciplinary solutions. At the University of Nottingham Malaysia:

  • Interdisciplinary approach: Our courses blend theory with practice, ensuring you're equipped to tackle real-world environmental challenges.

  • Global perspective: With links to our UK and China campuses, you'll gain a global perspective on environmental issues.

  • State-of-the-art facilities: Benefit from advanced labs, research centres, and fieldwork opportunities in diverse ecosystems.

Career Prospects After Environment and Geographical Science Masters/PhD

Graduates from the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences are well-prepared for a range of careers, including:

  • Environmental Consultant

  • Geospatial Analyst/GIS Specialist

  • Conservation Biologist

  • Climate Change Analyst

  • Urban Planner

  • Water Resource Specialist

  • Environmental Educator

  • Sustainability Officer

  • Environmental Policy Analyst

  • Land Use Planner

  • Ecotourism Developer

  • Renewable Energy Specialist

  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager

  • Agricultural Consultant

  • Marine Biologist

  • Waste Management Specialist

  • Environmental Economist

  • Forestry Manager

  • Air Quality Analyst


Research within the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences is of global and regional significance. Our research into environmental monitoring and management focuses on areas such as remote sensing technologies and applications, spatial analysis and visualisation, and geospatial technology applications to human environment interactions and disaster management. Another area of interest is ecology and biodiversity conservation in tropical Asia. This research is suited to our Malaysian environment and investigates topics such as the ecology and conservation of Asian megafauna – elephants, rhinos and tapirs – plant-animal interactions, defaunation and its consequences for ecosystem processes and conservation conflicts. We also have research expertise in lake and river environments hydrobiogeo chemistry, hydrological modelling, atmospheric science, agro forestry and landscape ecology.


Do you offer field trips as part of Environmental and Geographical Science research?

Yes, we organise field trips to various ecosystems, providing hands-on experience and real-world insights.

Is there a focus on sustainable practices in the curriculum?

Sustainability is a core aspect of our curriculum. We emphasise sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.

How do the courses stay updated with the latest environmental challenges and solutions?

Our faculty is actively involved in research, ensuring that our curriculum stays updated with the latest developments in the field.

Are there any partnerships with industries or environmental organisations?

Yes, we have established partnerships with various environmental organisations and industries in Malaysia, providing students with internship opportunities and real-world insights.

Is there an opportunity to study abroad or engage in international field trips?

Yes. We have links with our campuses in the UK and China, and there are opportunities for international exchanges and field trips.

How is the assessment done? Is it more project-based or exam-oriented?

Assessment methods for Environmental and Geographical Science Masters/PhD courses typically include a mix of coursework, projects, presentations, and exams to ensure a comprehensive evaluation.

Are there any scholarships or financial aid available for this course?

Yes. The University of Nottingham Malaysia offers various scholarships and financial assistance options to deserving students. 



School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga, 
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:  +6 03 8924 8000  
f:  +6 03 8924 8005 
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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

University of Nottingham Malaysia DULN001(B)

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

course enquiries: +6 03 8924 8686
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