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Environmental Pollution Control (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Our MSc Environmental Pollution Control course provides excellent training for careers in air, water and waste pollution management. Students explore the scientific basis of pollution and practical approaches to its control. Through the optional modules you’ll get the chance to learn about the legal and business framework and the many environments affected by pollution.

The ability to accurately monitor emissions to the environment and mitigate their harmful impacts sits at the heart of this diverse environmental science master’s degree.

On completing the course, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the importance of environmental concepts, terms, principles and methods
  • the value of using techniques and ideas in different subject disciplines
  • the socio-economic context of environmental issues and the legal framework for environmental regulation
  • the contribution of science, engineering or communication to the identification, understanding of environmental issues and concerns
  • the human causes and consequences of environmental impacts
  • general environmental concerns, which may include: biodiversity; environmental limits to economic or population growth

This course develops the professional skills required for a rewarding career as an environmental scientist in air, water and waste pollution management.

Course lead

Your course leader is a data scientist and spatial analyst with research interests in how patterns in environmental factors affect human wellbeing and biodiversity. Visit Dr Patrick Osborne’s staff profile to learn more about his work.

“Having the opportunity to work with different companies through the course has definitely been a highlight. I’ve done lots of projects with different companies, including Ordnance Survey, Marwell Zoo and Southampton Airport, so I’ve had a lot of hands on experience.”
Darsha Joshi, 2019 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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