This course investigates why pollution occurs, what the risks are to both humans and the environment, and what approaches to management we might have.
- You will gain an understanding of:
- The general mechanisms of toxicity
- The basis of setting environmental quality standards
- The behaviour of contaminants in water, air and soil
- The legislative controls on contaminants
- Analysing large datasets using techniques such as Geographic Information Systems
Assessment is 100% percent by coursework (no sessional examinations); a mixture of methods including practical reports, problem analysis, projects, literature reviews and essays, class tests, group work and a research project.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Environmental Sciences, Institute of
Entry to the PgDip: You must hold a degree in a science or other suitable discipline or demonstrate your ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Entry to the MSc: You initially register for the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and if you complete the PgDip with an overall mark of 50 percent or higher can proceed to the MSc programme.
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