• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The MSc Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring by the Ulster University investigates why pollution occurs, what the risks are to both humans and the environment, and what approaches to management we might have.

About

The MSc Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring by the Ulster University is ideal if you are already working in the environmental field. 

The programme therefore aims to be as flexible as possible in terms of the topics studied and will give you the opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest to you and/or the organisation for which you work.

The students enrol for this course to develop their professional knowledge and to acquire new skills. They do this to improve their career and promotion prospects, change their career, or, if they are recently graduated, to specialise in a new subject area to enhance their job prospects.

The specific objectives of the course are to develop an understanding of:

  • The general mechanisms of toxicity.
  • The basis of setting environmental quality standards.
  • The behaviour of contaminants in water, air and soil.
  • The legislative controls on contaminants.
  • Analysing large datasets using techniques such as Geographic Infomation Systems.

Career options

The students enrol for this course to develop their professional knowledge and to acquire new skills. They do this to improve their career and promotion prospects, change their career, or, if they are recently graduated, to specialise in a new subject area to enhance their job prospects.

Experience has shown that the majority of students who register on this course are already working in the environmental field. We therefore aim to be as flexible as possible in terms of the topics studied and will give you the opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest to you and/or the organisation for which you work where possible.

Strong links to consultancies and environmental agencies both private and governmental ensure that the course remains current and relevant to the needs of potential employers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Environmental data analysis
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Pollution Monitoring
  • Water Management
  • Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Entry to the PgDip:

You must hold an honours degree in a science or other suitable discipline or demonstrate your ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).

  • Entry to the MSc:

You initially register for the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and if you complete the PgDip with an overall mark of 50% or higher you can proceed to the MSc programme.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4686.6666666667 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14060 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1966.6666666667 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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