Why study this course
The University of Birmingham is a leading Russell Group University with an internationally leading research reputation in Atmospheric Sciences. The MSc in Air Pollution Management and Control has been running for over 10 years and is part of the Environmental Health Sciences research group where many of our teaching staff are also leaders in their respective research fields.
This course will provide you with a recognised and sought-after qualification within the professional environment field in the UK and abroad. In the past two years, nearly 100% of students successfully completing the course have found employment as air quality experts within environmental consultancies, industry or local government departments.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Air Quality Management.
The need for graduates in this area is growing due to increasing air quality and climate change legislation, increasing awareness of the impacts of atmospheric pollution and climate change and increasing government policy towards sustainable futures. Career opportunities exist in air quality management, forecasting and regulation, in industrial emission monitoring and control, in environmental and human health impact assessment and in the transport, energy and waste and chemical industrial sectors. Students completing the course have found employment in environmental consultancy (the UK and overseas), local and national government, the Environment Agency and industry, while some have continued with PhD study.
Recent employment destinations of our graduates include: Mott McDonald, URS Corporation, Mouchel, Temple Group, RPS group, ARUP, WSP Group, AECOM, Enviros Consulting, Scott Wilson, Jacobs UK Ltd, Hyder Consulting, Severn Trent, AMT coffee, Panasonic, Petrobras, Saudi Aramco, Environment Agency, various local and national government departments.
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