MSc Pollution & Environmental Control / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Our course provides you with a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions in addition to subject-specific knowledge and understanding.
Following the taught element you have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a research project.
The aim of this programme is to
- provide interdisciplinary foundation training for students from a natural science or engineering background intending to pursue a career, with or without further postgraduate training, in pollution control, environmental management or resource conservation.
- provide an understanding of the nature of explanation in social science, natural science and engineering as applied to research or other investigative activity in pollution control and environmental management.
- provide generic and subject-specific training in research design and methods of data collection and analysis.
- provide subject-specific training in the social, economic, legal, planning and engineering dimensions of environmental protection and resource conservation tailored to the student's research interests and/or career needs.
- provide subject-specific training on how natural systems function and the perturbations to those systems arising from human activity, again tailored to the student's research interests and/or career needs.
- meet the needs of employers that require an ability to bring sound science and current thinking to environmental problems.
- foster interdisciplinary study within the School and within the University through provision of high quality students to carry out projects.
- enable the student systematically to research the area of environmental pollution via the literature and create an ordered structured report on a subject of relevance to the course and their own interests.
Course unit details
The programme is divided into three parts :
- 60 credits of Core taught course units running from October to May
- 60 credit taught courses comprised of four optional 15 credit modules running from January to May.
- 60 credit research project carried out from April to the middle of September.
For a detailed description of modules please visit:
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Measuring and Predicting 1||EART60061||15||Mandatory|
|Measuring and Predicting 2||EART60071||15||Mandatory|
|Environmental Monitoring and Modelling||EART62012||15||Mandatory|
|Pollutant Mobility and Transformation||EART62022||15||Mandatory|
|Human Impacts on the Biosphere||EART62051||15||Mandatory|
|Environmental MSc Tutorial||EART62062||15||Mandatory|
|Pollution Management in Practice 2||EART63012||15||Mandatory|
|Pollution Management in Practice 1||EART66001||15||Mandatory|