University of Aberdeen: Environmental Pollution and Remediation
|Institution||University of Aberdeen View institution profile|
|Department||School of Biological Sciences View department profile|
This degree will give you the skills to diagnose and mitigate environmental pollution issues. You will gain skills in developing risk assessments, undertaking chemical analysis and applied remediation technology. This MSc is ideally suited for students looking to gain a greater understanding of environmental science, specifically issues related to pollution and remediation. This issues will be explored at both a UK level and an international level.
Within the programme students will cover courses in environmental pollution, remediation technology, hydrocarbon risk assessment and remediation, environmental analysis, and environmental impact assessments. During these courses they will develop key skills in environmental policy, legislation, risk assessment models and chemical analysis. Students will gain a wide appreciation for the impact that different pollutants have in the environment, how these pollutants would be quantified, and strategies for there remediation. This programme will suit students looking for careers in environmental consultancy, environmental engineering, the energy sector and regulators. The programme is also suited for students looking to undertake a higher degree in environmental science.
View the programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be able to apply for.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
A UK 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent), in a biological, environmental or physical science, geography, or other relevant subject; applicants with a 2:2 (or equivalent), particularly with some relevant experience, may also be considered. We also consider individuals with degrees in a wider range of disciplines who are clearly motivated by the programme and have some relevant experience.
View the programme page to find out more about how you will be assessed. You can be assessed by coursework, written or oral examination, essays, your dissertation and other methods of assessment relevant to your subject.
The programme comprises a combination of taught modules, each of which will involve lectures/seminars and practical work. There is a one week residential field course (at Ballater, Aberdeenshire) plus several day-long field trips from Aberdeen. Emphasis throughout is on active participation in class discussions, presentations and group work.
The individual research project is devised by the student in consultation with a supervisor (a member of the School of Biological Sciences) and often with an external collaborator. A range of teaching methods are used at Aberdeen to ensure that you are able to learn in a way that suits your learning style and enables you to achieve the best possible outcome.
The teaching of our MSc Environmental Pollution and Management programme is mainly lecture based with self-directed learning and tutorials to support the lecture material. The lecture material is supported by a number of field trips and laboratory classes.
|EU||8300 GBP for Year 1|
|England||8300 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||8300 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||8300 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||8300 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||8300 GBP for Year 1|
|International||17900 GBP for Year 1|
University of Aberdeen
School of Biological Sciences
Nature on our doorstep
Since 1495, the University of Aberdeen has offered life enhancing opportunities for all of our students. We were named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and ranked number 3 in Scotland for Life Sciences – which includes biological sciences - in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
We are recognised internationally for our expertise in zoology, marine biology, plant and soil science, physiology, ecology and conservation. This is because our teaching is delivered by world-class experts and because we make ...
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