University of Nottingham Ningbo China
School of
Geographical Sciences
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As a BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences graduate of The University of Nottingham, you will have a wide range of career prospects based on your specialist knowledge and transferable skills. The programme is ideal if you want to keep your options open or are uncertain about your future career plans. 


Postgraduate study programmes

Our graduates are highly successful at moving onto postgraduate study at some of the world’s top universities. Some of the masters programmes our graduates have moved on to study include: 

World Ranking 2017 QS




Oxford University, UK

MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management


Imperial College London, UK

MSc Environmental Engineering and Business Management

MSc Environmental Technology


University of Chicago, USA

MSc Physical Sciences Division


University College London, UK

MSc Business Management

MSc Environmental Systems Engineering

MSc Geographic Information Science

MSc Geospatial Analysis


The University of Edinburgh, UK

MSc Geographical Information Science


University of Melbourne, Australia

MSc Environment


Kings College London, UK

MSc Aquatic Resource Management


University of Tokyo, Japan

MSc Environmental Systems


Australian National University, Australia

MSc Environmental Science


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK



Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

MSc Geoinformation Science


University of Sydney, Australia,  



University of Warwick, UK



University of Copenhagen, Denmark

MSc Geoinformatics


University of Sheffield

MSc Environmental  and Energy Engineering


University of Nottingham

MSc Sustainable Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology

MSc Management

MSc Psychology


University of Twente

MSc Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation



Our talented graduates are highly sought after and go into a wide range of jobs including water management, software engineering, environmental consultancy, bioenergy, agriculture, business and finance. Many of them work for multinationals such as Atkins Global, Nielsen Associates, Uniqlo, Decathalon, the World Bank and PriceWaterhouseCooper, where their advanced scientific knowledge, critical and analytical abilities and communication skills are highly sought after.

Several of our graduates are also entrepreneurs and have established companies in the area of environmental science and sustainability.


I thought studying environmental science would be great help for contributing to a better environment in China, especially in current polluted situation.

I think I learned a lot knowledge at UNNC. But mostly I get the idea of “how to study” and the way of thinking, which helped me for my entire academic career.

The teaching and learning experience is quite interesting and diverse. I like the way that we carried out field works, which I learned a lot. I also appreciate that we carried out a dissertation course in UNNC that helped me very much for my graduation dissertations both in bachelor and master degree.

UNNC has broadened my horizon and changes the way for me to see and think about things.

I really miss the life in UNNC since I went to UK and even to this day.




---- Nachuan (Abe) Li, graduated in 2014

BSc Environmental Sciences (2+2)

Nachuan Li

2015 MSc in Geospatial Analysis 

University College London, UK

2015 - present Senior Software Engineer

PricewaterhouseCoopers Shanghai, PRC


My learning and teaching experiences at UNNC were awesome! The courses were diverse, covering different aspect of environment and nature, which made me feels like reading encyclopaedia that showing me the wide and fantastic world. Also, I can do laboratory work and computer work for my own projects, which was fantastic.

I am now a project management consultant mainly for World Bank or Asia Development Bank financed projects and most of the projects are related with 1) municipal infrastructure development, such as drainage and sewage pipeline distribution, WWTP, solid waste system management, flood management, 2) urban regeneration, 3) low carbon development and 4) vocational education development. 

Studying at UNNC helped my career as it provided international professional knowledge and training. Thus we have broad international visions and can come up with more innovative or more experienced solutions. Also the learning methods were significant to me. I used to learn in a method of memorising what the teacher said, but at UNNC, I developed critical thinking, which is significant to my career life. Additionally, students are seldom constrained for their ideas. We can exchange ideas with tutors and usually we would get support to implement it. My confidence also improved by studying at UNNC. We are trained to speak out our voice and share with team, even in high level forum. Therefore, we are usually confident for what we present and how we present.



---- Ying (Amy) Ge, Graduated in 2013

BSc Environmental Sciences (2+2)

Ying Ge

2014 MSc in Environmental Systems Engineering

University College London, UK

2014- present Environmental Engineer Consultant

Ningbo International Investment & Consulting Co., Ltd, PRC