If you are planning a career in research, teaching or an environment-related profession, preparing for a career change or to take a career break then one of our six programmes should suit you. The DPhil (or PhD) programme is three to four year individual research programme. The MPhil is a two-year research-based degree and there are four one-year MSc programmes that combine taught courses with a dissertation.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment

    Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment

    The DPhil is an advanced research degree awarded to candidates who have successfully completed a major piece of original research. The programme provides outstanding candidates with the support and intellectual environment to pursue their own independent research.
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  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Geography and the Environment

    Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

    The MPhil is a two-year course designed for high-flying master's candidates who wish to include a substantial research component in their masters level studies. In the first year, candidates take the coursework associated with either the MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, MSc in Environmental Change and Management, MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance or MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management.
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  • MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

    Masters in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

    The Masters in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management exists as both a 1 year taught MSc and a 2 year MPhil course.

    The MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management is designed to develop critical understandings of conservation and biodiversity science and practice, and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which policy and management decisions are made. The course produces high level researchers and conservation professionals able to operate at the intersection of the natural and social sciences.
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  • MSc in Environmental Change and Management

    Masters in Environmental Change and Management

    The Masters in Environmental Change and Management exists as both a 1 year taught MSc and a 2 year MPhil course.

    The MSc in Environmental Change and Management aims to produce students with a broad appreciation of all aspects of the management of people and institutions in relation to environmental change, who are analytical in their approach, and are competent and aware decision makers. As part of the Environmental Change Institute the MSc in Environmental Change and Management emphasises cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches to the critical environmental problems of our time, especially climate change and adaptation, energy and lower carbon futures, and ecosystem conservation and management.
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  • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance

    Masters in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance

    The Masters in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance exists as both a 1 year taught MSc and a 2 year MPhil course.

    The MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance equips students with a theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded understanding of the dynamic relations between environment, society and policy. It recognizes that responding to profound political and environmental challenges requires a new generation of researchers and policy professionals who are able to think in innovative, rigorous and flexible ways across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries.
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  • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management

    Masters in Water Science, Policy and Management

    The Water Science, Policy and Management exists as both a 1 year taught MSc and a 2 year MPhil course.

    Sustainable water management is an increasingly complex challenge and policy priority facing global society. The MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management aims to equip the next generation of water professionals with the blend of skills necessary to make a significant contribution to sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human consumption.
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Oxford 1+1 Programme

Our four MSc programmes are part of the Oxford 1+1 Programme which enables exceptional and motivated students to combine their MSc with the Oxford MBA. The MSc will provide you with the in depth understanding of the complex dynamic between environment, society and markets based on theory and empirical evidence. This you will then apply to your enhanced management skills. There is growing evidence that this "depth + breadth" is what the world needs, and what employers seek.

Successful candidates for the Oxford 1+1 Programme will need to meet the admissions requirements for both programmes and be admitted separately to both. For further information on the MBA programme and how to apply please see the Saïd Business School website. If you are submitting an application for the Oxford 1+1 Programme you should notify us at as well as submitting an application for the relevant MSc course. The MSc application process is explained on the relevant MSc pages of this website.

The Oxford 1 + 1 Programme is currently open for applications.