Hear from our postgraduate students

Find out what it's like to be a postgraduate student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and see how our courses have benefited past students in their chosen careers.

john-hammond-stillJohn Hammond (BBC Weatherman) - MSc Applied Meteorology and Climatology

"Some of the people, some of the faces that are here today who I remember way back when have been inspirational in my career."

Linus AntlovLinus Antlov - MSc Hydrogeology

"The course benefited me greatly because it exposed me to all aspects of hydrogeology, and I can now look at a hydrogeology project and understand the dynamics behind why water behaves the way it does under the ground."

Pablo CasanovaPablo Casanova - MSc Hydrogeology

"This is one of the most respected courses worldwide, with extremely dedicated teachers willing to help you and support you at anytime."

Jenny MercerJenny Mercer - MSc River Environmental Management* 

"I feel more confident in my knowledge and also in how I express it; and in recent interviews employers have commented on the wide range of skills and knowledge the course has left me with."

Charley Woodman

Charley Woodman - MSc Environmental Health

"The course was well structured and provided me with an excellent grounding in all the core disciplines of Environmental Health."

Yasir AshrafYasir Ashraf - MSc Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology

"The specialist course modules and teaching by academics as well as industrial staff makes my course stand out."

Garba BakoGarba Bako - MSc Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment

"My supervisor pushed me out of my comfort zone but that made me to enjoy my work and make excellent submissions based on his guidance."

Tatsiana DudzinaTatsiana (Tanya) Dudzina - MSc Air Pollution Management and Control

"Birmingham itself is an amazing multilingual and multicultural city full of contrasts. Here anyone can find something to indulge in: a shopping area in the city centre and quiet green parks for outdoor activities."

Guido MartinezGuido Martínez - MSc in Public and Environmental Health Sciences

"Our curriculum includes speakers from different areas of the subject; this means a range of points of view can be learnt for a specific topic."

Natalie MalupaNatalie Malupa - Msc Environmental Health

"The course has provided me with a sound base of knowledge and greatly increased my confidence meaning I was successful in getting a placement at Chelmsford Borough council."

Kathryn FryKathryn Fry - MSc Environmental Health

"I found the course was exactly what I had hoped for in an MSc, varied, stimulating and challenging. With tutors, experts in their fields, the lectures were interesting and relevant and I thoroughly enjoyed the course."

Jenny Hopkins receiving her awardJenny Hopkins - MSc Environmental Health

"I was awarded the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Graduate of the Year in 2009, which crowned two challenging yet enjoyable years."

Nathita FleetNathita Fleet - MSc Environmental Health

"During the course I have gained a thorough understanding and learnt to apply relevant legislation and enforcement powers in all environmental health disciplines."

Laura SandersonLaura Sanderson - MSc River Environment Management*

"This MSc has proved hugely beneficial to me. One of the modules gave me the opportunity to work with a professional consultancy, giving me the chance to apply my skills in the work place prior to getting a job."

Katie MuchanKatie Muchan - MSc River Environmental Management*

"I [...] had the chance to attend a UK conference and undertake a consultancy-style group project, which provided ideal opportunities to network with people in well-known Environmental companies."


Said Munir - MSc Air Pollution Management and Control

"the University of Birmingham had all the resources not only to teach me the theory but to train me for my future career in this field."


Alexander Poynter - MSc Air Pollution Management and Control 

"The course was well run and contained plenty of modules that would be valuable for a career in air pollution consultancy. It also allowed plenty of opportunities to improve research skills – something I have found increasingly useful!"



* Now called River Environments and their Management MSc