Environmental science MPhil programme and PhD programme, Chinese University of Hong Kong Research-orientated programme. Students work under the supervision of a professor on a topic and take a minimum of two courses recognised by the graduate panel, substitutable by special studies. The MPhil programme requires at least 24 units together with a written thesis for graduation. The PhD programme requires at least 36 units together with a written thesis for graduation. Requirements MPhil programme applicants should normally possess a BSc degree, and the PhD programme applicants a master's degree in an appropriate related field from a recognised university. Cost HK$42,100 per annum (full time). Aid Most admitted students will be offered a graduate assistantship by the Graduate Division of Environmental Science amounting to HK$13,400 per month. Other scholarships are also available from the university. Enrolment deadline February 28, 2007 Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong Geology of Asia/Pacific: tectonics: structural geology; petrology; paleontology paleomagnetics. Contact Dr J. Ali, email@example.com . Evolution of oceanic and continental lithosphere: geology of ophiolite; crustal history; geochemistry; volcanology; micropalaeontology. Contact Dr M. Sun; firstname.lastname@example.org . Applied geosciences and environmental reconstruction: geophysics: hydrogeology; engineering geology; quaternary geology; coastal management; isotope geochronology; natural hazards. Contact Dr L.S. Chan. email@example.com . Requirements For MPhil students, participation and presentation in research seminars and guided study. For PhD students, participation and presentation of seminars; other departmental requirements. Cost HK$42,100 per year (full time) or HK$28,070 per year (part time). Aid University Postgraduate Fellowship of HK$70,000 plus no less than HK$150,000 per year for selected full-time PhD candidate with excellent academic record. Postgraduate Studentship of not less than HK$150,000 per year for qualified full-time Phil or PhD candidate. Enrolment deadline January 31, 2007 (main round); May 31, 2007 (clearing round for September intake); September 30, 2007 (clearing round for January intake). Successful MPhil applicants may begin studies on the first day of each month. Due to the limited number of places, it would be to your advantage to submit your application for the main round. Master of Environmental Management, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia Designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of issues and skills in environmental management, the course examines environmental policies, strategies and management systems, with a focus on the recognition and development of sustainable environmental management in both urban and non-urban environments. Students may also undertake some study of specific environmental problems, research methods, geographical information systems and environmental economics, philosophy or politics, and may include a research project in their degree. The course is global in scope, but case study material will draw especially on the experience of Australia and other Asia-Pacific nations. Requirements The equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree with 2nd class honours or better (four years of study) undertaken in the field of study you intend to pursue in your proposed master's programme. Lesser qualifications are unlikely to be accepted without some qualifying studies or relevant work experience. Cost A$15,400 or HK$93,609. Aid Tuition fees are exempt from GST. Enrolment deadline December 2007 for 2008 course Master of Environmental Science, Monash University, Clayton campus, Victoria, Australia This course is concerned with the interactions between humans and their bio-geological contexts with the aim of reintegrating the two with the insights offered by both the humanities and the sciences. Research emphasises the processes behind human-environment interactions, the development of policy, and the implementation of management strategies favourable to the environment. The programme offers a primary insight into the nature of the environmental issues through core coursework units involving interdisciplinary research experience and an understanding of the social construction of the issues. Requirements Holders of a bachelor's degree with a good GPA will be considered for entry to a master's degree. For certain courses, work experience will also be required. Cost A$20,700 or HK$127,980. Aid Not applicable. Enrolment deadline At least two months prior to start of course. PhD in Forest Sciences, Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada Research-based programme focused on the development of researchers in the field of forest sciences, including biodiversity in forest environments; conservation biology; evolutionary ecology; forest ecology and ecological processes; forest entomology and pathology; forest fire management and ecology; forest management, economics and operations; forest recreation; forest soils and soil conservation; forest genetics and tree improvement; population and community ecology; remote sensing and photogrammetry; silviculture; sustainable forest management; tree morphology and physiology; watershed ecology, forest hydrology and water quality; wildlife/animal habitat management and conservation; and wood science. Requirements Master's degree in forestry, related science or allied discipline. Students lacking the appropriate background will be required to complete additional courses (up to two FCEs at the graduate level) as determined by the supervisory committee and approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee. Cost HK$73,618. Aid Graduate assistant appointments may be offered to some full-time graduate students. Enrolment deadline February 1, 2007 MSc Environmental Science, department of biology and Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University The course objective is to integrate management techniques with the technicalities in environmental protection and public health study for the effective maintenance of a sustainable and healthy environment. The MSc course is recommended by government departments and operators in the food and catering, certification and environmental consulting sectors to train up their managerial staff. Up to 80 per cent of the full-time students found relevant jobs before graduation, and some graduates have been admitted to postgraduate studies with scholarship or assistantship. For details, visit www.cieshk.org/training_and_education.asp . Requirements A bachelor's degree from a recognised university or comparable institution in any discipline; or higher diploma holders with five years or above relevant experience. Cost Fee for the full MSc course is HK$100,000. Aid Scholarships (30 per cent discount of tuition fee) may be awarded to applicants based on academic and professional merits. Applicants can hand in an application letter at the interview. Enrolment deadline July 31, 2007MSc Environmental Science, University of Wolverhampton, England Core modules: environmental problem solving, environmental research methods, research project, dissertation. Elective modules include: advanced methods in environmental management, aquatic habitat assessment and restoration, concepts in environmental analysis, environmental planning, site investigation and land contamination, sustainable agriculture, sustainable watershed management, terrestrial habitat assessment, terrestrial habitat restoration, water and air pollution control. Requirements Graduates with at least a 2:2 honours degree in environmental science, geology, earth science, ecology, biology or geography. Graduates from other disciplines such as biology, biotechnology or civil engineering may also be eligible for entry. Substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status. A good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) is expected. A statement of support from the employer is required from those currently employed. Cost Full-time non-EU students pay #7,570 (HK$114,732). Aid Fee discounts to early payment. Enrolment deadline Varies PhD In Environmental Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, New Zealand Students studying for a PhD are appointed a supervisor who will advise on the academic and administrative requirements. The degree requires a course of advanced study and research of usually three to four years full time, including the production of a thesis. Candidates will be required to submit and present their full proposal within a year, and are expected to present a thesis within five years of registration. Requirements Due to the broad, interdisciplinary nature of environmental studies, students may be required to take a further candidacy exam at the discretion of the director and their supervisory committee. PhD candidates are normally expected to have obtained a postgraduate degree, preferably at master's level. A candidate will only be accepted into the PhD programme if adequate supervision can be found for the proposed topic. Cost NZ$20,000 (HK$107,279) on average for international students. Aid Contact the International Students' Office for information on fees and an assessment of overseas qualifications. International-Students@vuw.ac.nz . Enrolment deadline December 10 annually DPhil in Environmental Science, Sussex University, England Diverse research projects are available that often involve collaboration with other research groups across biology and chemistry. Areas include assessment and remediation of contaminated land; uptake of heavy metals in soils by plants and its implications for risk assessment; uncertainty of measurements caused by primary sampling of food and of the environment; biological effects of various classes of environmental contaminants in fish; fate of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the aquatic environment; geochemical cycling and reactivity of contaminants in estuarine and coastal systems; behaviour of radionuclides and heavy metals in the environment. Requirements A good first degree in environmental science, chemistry, geography, geology, biology or related subjects. Admissions tutors take into account factors in addition to academic qualifications. Cost HK$180,909. Aid Limited funding may be available for outstanding research students who are prepared to undertake demonstrating and teaching. For further details, contact Professor M.H. Ramsey, firstname.lastname@example.org . A range of organisations offer awards for postgraduate study in Britain and the University of Sussex has several schemes that provide financial help. Enrolment deadline No official deadline, but early submission is recommended.