The ability to accurately monitor emissions to the environment and mitigate their harmful impacts sits at the heart of this diverse Environmental Pollution Control MSc course offered by the University of Southampton, which focuses on developing the professional skills required for a rewarding career as an environmental pollution scientist.
Through this postgraduate degree course you will explore the scientific basis of pollution and the practical approaches to its control. In your first semester, you will study the science behind pollutants and their effect on the environment. You will measure and monitor air, water and waste pollution, remediate problems and examine the latest technologies in the field. You will also study modules in Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainable Resource Management, developing critical skills sets for students aiming to pursue a career as an environmental scientist.
With this degree you'll have great career potential in local government, the private sector, national and international organisations, as well as research institutions (public and private).
Graduates have the skills to manage complex problems, work with diverse stakeholders, and understand the challenges of interdisciplinary working. They are sought after for roles in:
- environmental control and monitoring
- water resource management
- pollution control
- carbon management
- sustainable waste management
- sustainable energy
- ecological management
As well as broader sectors such as the food, buildings, energy, telecoms and water industries.
All of these sectors need to think about environmental sustainability either through choice or through legislation. Employers look for graduates with interdisciplinary cross-cutting skills in communication, problem- solving, leadership, and team working, which is why they form a core part of our assessment process.
- Sustainable Resource Management
- Water Pollution
- Coastal and Maritime Engineering and Energy
- Energy Resources and Engineering
- Freshwater Ecosystems
- Environmental Management Systems
- Geographical Information Systems for Environmental Consultants
- River Basin Management
- Environmental Law and Management
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- Waste Resource Management
- Coastal Flood Defence and Management
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesSustainable Development Sustainable Energy Environmental Sciences View 319 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject.
International25400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £25,400.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.