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.

See our graduate success stories

muhammad-zulkifliNadzmie, MSc Air Pollution Management and Control

"What is so special about this course is that it is accredited by IAQM, which is the Institute of Air Quality Management"

harriet-nindHarriet, MSc Urban and Regional Planning

"We get really involved with all the different developers and all the different planning aspects of the city"

zhe-tianZhe, PhD Environmental Health and Risk Management

"I chose Birmingham University because we have a leading scientific group on air quality research"


emma-wattsEmma, MSc Hydrogeology

"My course is well regarded as one of the best in the globe for hydrogeology."

mubarak-umarMubarak, MSc Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment

"The way the course is delivered, to me, is perfect, as we have a series of lectures, field trips, group work"

Yasir Ashraf Yasir, MSc Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology

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

Muhammad NasirMuhammad, MSc in Public and Environmental Health Sciences

"Most of the lecturers are experts in both practice and theory. There are many case studies in the class which make me feel that I am in a real working environment."

charlotte-baileyCharlotte, MSc Urban and Regional Planning

"My course includes people from the Middle East, from the UK, from China, and interacting with people from different cultures and getting to make new friends – that’s really important to me."

dominic-bassahDominic, MSc Public and Environmental Health Sciences

"We visit industries, visit landfill sites to actually look at how the theoretical aspects we are learning are being put in place to better the health of humanity."

sophie-briffaSophie, PhD Environmental Health and Risk Management

"The lab I'm working in gives me a lot of equipment that I couldn't find in other universities, so I'm very happy"

Kirithika RajuKirithika, Msc Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment

"The course has given me a global perspective regarding occupational health, safety and environmental issues through the use of guest speakers."

jatinder-chagerJatinder, MSc Hydrogeology

"My favourite thing about being a postgraduate student is you feel as part of a family. There's a community spirt and there's also a freedom to further understand and study your subject."

judit-pelikanJudit, MSc River Environments and their Management

"There is a big postgraduate community, so I can meet lots of national and international students from around the world"

jiaming-pengJiaming, MSc Urban and Regional Planning

"There are several reasons for me to chose Birmingham...the course is accredited by the RTPI, and there are a lot of field trips"

Guido MartinezGuido, 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."

claire-woodwardClaire, MSc Urban and Regional Planning

"I think what is so special about the course here at Birmingham is that there's a real focus on real-world planning"

anna-radfordAnna, MSc Urban and Regional Planning

"The course has really good contacts with practitioners in industry, so there's a lot of contact with people who are out there doing this work for real."

wu-yao-cropped2Yao Wu, MSc Research in Human Geography

"The core modules are based on the theory and methodology of human geography which gives me a board spectrum of learning."