Rebecca Boulton

 Student/Alumni profile 

Course studied: MSc Environmental Management
Graduating year: 2016

Rebecca Boulton is a postgraduate student studying MSc Environmental Management. Her progression throughout her foundation and bachelor degrees at Bath Spa University have led to a passion for global and environmental issues. For the future, Rebecca is interested in an environmental management career focusing specifically on resource sustainability and management.

Rebecca's masters experience

So far, the content of the course has been challenging but also really engages your brain into thinking differently and more in depth. This is specifically true within the Environment and Society module with Dr Jim Jeffers which all the students thoroughly enjoyed as a result.

The Waste, Energy and Pollution Management module with Dr David Watson was also of specific interest to me. I was able to expand my previous knowledge on the subject and apply it into a assignment based on collected waste data of Bath and Northeast Somerset. Moving forward into the next trimester, the modules are becoming more focused and use more advanced skills such as ArcGIS mapping software and spatial analysis techniques.

One module which was daunting to start with is the Applied Geomorphology module with Dr Dave Simm and Dr Richard Johnson. However, after the introductory module, the lecturers simplified what was required of us which became far easier to get our heads around. In addition to this, the module will provide an opportunity to work with the Environment Agency through the assignment. This not only will allow us to understand professional practice but also prepare us for what to expect in future careers.

"The university enables individual development along your desired path. It has given me the ability and confidence to achieve things I never thought I could."

Why did you choose Bath Spa University?

The course was of specific interest to me and as an alumni of the University, I was able to continue my studies in a familiar and desirable place. Additionally, the scholarship offered by the University made it financially viable to continue my education. 

"The best thing about the course I studied was..."

That it challenges your thinking and expands your understanding of well known issues.

"I recommend Bath Spa because..."

The University enables individual development along your desired path. It has given me the ability and confidence to achieve things I never thought I could.


  • Postgraduate Scholarship, Postgraduate Support Scholarship.

Qualifications, experience and achievements

  • FdSc Development Geography, Bath Spa University - Merit
  • BSc (Hons) Global Development and Sustainability, Bath Spa University - 2.1

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