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Environmental Geology and Contamination MSc

Environmental Geology and Contamination MSc

Different course options

Full time | Main Site | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Geology Health Hazards: Awareness Environmental Science Environmental Pollution

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Many countries have a significant legacy of contaminants in the ground, caused by industrial and mining activity. These pollutants can pose a significant risk to human health and the environment, so a particular expertise is needed to deal with these contaminated sites.

If you're keen to tackle this important issue, take your studies to postgraduate level, and learn specialist skills, our MSc Environmental Geology and Contamination degree course is for you.

On this course, you'll get the knowledge and skills needed to manage contaminated sites, and learn the importance of maintaining safe, habitable, and sustainable communities. You’ll cover topics including groundwater hydrology; geochemistry; site investigation; geotechnics, and contaminated land assessment, and be taught by recognised experts with extensive expertise in these subjects.

You'll also get theoretical skills as well as practical experience, and we'll give you the support you need to develop your career too – so once you graduate, you can pursue varied roles in the specialist area of contaminated land consultancy, regulation and remediation, both in the UK and overseas.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from recognised experts in the field, with extensive knowledge of groundwater hydrology, environmental geology and contaminated land management
  • Use our geotechnical and analytical labs, gaining practical experience in use of range of soil and environmental testing facilities.
  • Be trained in fieldwork techniques such as walk-over surveys, sample collection and testing, use of GIS and interpretation of remote sensing
  • Learn about risk assessments approaches for contaminated land and water.
  • Complete a professional research project, in collaboration with industry partners

Careers and opportunities

Environmental geology and contaminated land are key areas in which the UK has a skills shortage; students on this course receive extensive training so that when they graduate they are able to fill this skills gap.

Combined with the vocational nature of this course, our graduates are quickly employed in the industry, where there is a huge demand for environmental and contaminated land specialists.

What can you do with an Environmental Geology and Contamination degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Environmental organisations
  • Geotechnical consultants
  • Local authorities and government agencies
  • Geo-environmental consultants

This course will provide you with a variety of transferable skills such as project planning, literature and data reviewing and report writing, along with general communication and presentation skills. This course also has strong research skills training, advanced analytical components and an extensive research project, ideal if you wish to pursue further research at PhD level.

We'll give you as much support as possible in finding employment through use of our Alumni network, close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Modules

Principles and Analysis of Pollution with Metals (30 Credits) - Core
Tutorial Programme - Core
Research Skills and Project (60 Credits) - Core
Contaminated Land Assessment & Remediation (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,400

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

18,300

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree in Geology, Geography, Earth Science, Applied Geology, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science or a related discipline. Relevant industrial and work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Over 4,000 postgraduate students call the University of Portsmouth campus home. An ideal choice for postgraduate students, the university has superb research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, with world-leading research groups conducting impactful work into some of the most significant challenges we face in society today. Portsmouth offers over 200 postgraduate degrees, in a wide variety...more

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