Pollution and Environmental Control (MPEC) [MSc]

The Pollution and Environmental Control (MPEC) MSc will provide you with a solid foundation and training for a career in pollution control or environmental management.

During this twelve month masters programme you will gain a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions. You will also expand your subject-specific knowledge so that you can address problems in your chosen areas of specialism.

The course includes two semesters of taught units after which you will apply your skills and knowledge in a research project.


Special Features

  • Designed to meet the needs of a growing industry for scientists who are able to understand and solve environmental problems.
  • Since most problems are interdisciplinary in nature, this MSc is founded upon a variety of environmental science, engineering and social science disciplines.
  • Key employers of graduates from this course include companies and public enterprises, central and local governments and consultancies in both education and research.

Course Structure

This course is divided into three semesters. You can choose from a wide selection of course units.

Semester 1

This semester runs from October to May and covers core units; Measuring and Predicting, Tutorial and Human Impacts on the Biosphere.

Semester 2

During this semester you will choose 4 units according to your interests from a wide selection around several faculties within the University.

Semester 3

From April to September you will undertake an independent research project of your own choosing. Your work will be closely related to the research undertaken within the School. You will work alongside other postgraduate and PhD students and research staff. A member of our academic staff will guide and supervise your research.


Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from students with a good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in a scientific or technological discipline from a recognised university. First degrees in other subject areas or people with degree-equivalent qualifications may also be considered for entry.

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