MSc Environmental Pollution and Monitoring

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences

Program Description

MSc Environmental Pollution and Monitoring

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences

This postgraduate programme in Environmental Pollution and Monitoring (EPM) provides a rigorous academic treatment of the fundamental scientific principles and practice of assessing and controlling the extent of environmental damage by man’s activities.

The course emphasises the technology and principles behind the processes and techniques related to the reduction of emissions to air, land and water and the effects of pollution. It develops your understanding and critical awareness of:

  • The complex interactions of societies and their environments
  • How these interactions are unevenly experienced
  • The influence of human activities on ecological system including the relationship between hazard and risk.

You will be able to study the environmental and technological issues in the management and control of air, soil and water pollution. In addition, you will learn how to collect representative samples of air, soil and water for environmental monitoring. Hands on experience on the use of various analytical techniques and the use of various statistical analyses for data quality assessment (DQA) are also provided.

This MSc is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Aims

  • You will gain understanding of the fundamental scientific aspects of environmental pollution with an emphasis on sources, pathways and receptors and technical approaches to controlling exposure.
  • You will be able to understand the environmental and technological issues in the management and control of air, soil and water pollution.
  • You will learn the key analytical techniques and develop the practical skills in monitoring of environmental pollution.
  • You will study the practical methods for the investigation of air, soil and water quality.
  • The course places a lot of emphasis on individual student development but also involves team-working and presentations to develop your interpersonal skills.

Who is this course suitable for?

This MSc course is suitable for graduates or those with relevant experience who wish to develop a career in practical environmental monitoring and control for industry, consultancies and public bodies using applied environmental science.

This programme is designed to allow those whose career choice lies in fields such as environmental science, environmental management and regulatory processes, to acquire a broad based knowledge of the concepts involved. After completing this course you will be able to take up roles as environmental analysts and environmental mangers with an emphasis on environmental monitoring and pollution control.

Through the specialist modules in environmental impact and monitoring, with a focus on the technology used in the control and measurement of emissions and pollutants, training is given to students who wish to have a career as environmental practitioners.

Course Content

The programme is based around three compulsory modules that provide the essential background to pollution and monitoring. Students then chose three optional modules to focus their studies on their particular area of interest - e.g. energy, policy and law, environmental management, modelling and data analysis or environmental science. Indeed, our alumni have gone on to work in all these areas.

The programme can be taken full or part-time (from two days or one-day contact time per week, respectively, depending on the optional modules chosen) and has a start date in September or January.

Special Features

  • The Environmental Pollution and Monitoring MSc is an interdisciplinary course in an award-winning Research Institute (The Institute of Environment, Health and Societies). There is an excellent staff to student ratio (around 1:4).
  • This is an IES and CIWEM accredited course.
  • You can attend full-time (two-days a week) or part- time (one day a week).
  • Brunel is a campus university with excellent facilities and close to London with great transport links.

Employability

This MSc course is suitable for graduates or those with relevant experience who wish to develop a career in practical environmental monitoring and control for industry, consultancies and public bodies using applied environmental science.

It is designed to allow those whose career choice lies in fields such as environmental science, environmental management and regulatory processes, to acquire a broad based knowledge of the concepts involved.

After completing this course you will be able to take up roles as environmental analysts and environmental mangers with an emphasis on environmental monitoring and pollution control. Through the specialist modules in environmental impact and monitoring, with a focus on the technology used in the control and measurement of emissions and pollutants, training is given to students who wish to have a career as environmental practitioners.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be admitted with a science-based degree with a minimum grade of a 2:2 (or equivalent) from a British University (or equivalent). A wide range of disciplines are acceptable, for example: Environmental Science; Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Environmental Health; Marine Science; Maths; Agricultural Science; Law, Business and Economics.

Applicants with a third class honours degree or other qualifications will be considered if supported by science A-level (or equivalent) and relevant work experience. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Jan. 2017
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
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Price
Price
15,400 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Uxbridge, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 15,400 GBP
international students, full-time. £7,700 part-time. UK/EU students: £7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time.
Start date Jan. 2017
Place
United Kingdom Uxbridge, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 15,400 GBP
international students, full-time. £7,700 part-time. UK/EU students: £7,300 full-time; £3,650 part-time.