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On this Environmental Geology and Contamination course at University of Portsmouth you'll get the knowledge and skills needed to manage contaminated sites, and learn the importance of maintaining safe, habitable, and sustainable communities. 

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Overview

On this course, you'll get the knowledge and skills needed to manage contaminated sites, and learn the importance of maintaining safe, habitable, and sustainable communities. You’ll cover topics including groundwater hydrology; geochemistry; site investigation; geotechnics, and contaminated land assessment, and be taught by recognised experts with extensive expertise in these subjects.

You'll also get theoretical skills as well as practical experience, and we'll give you the support you need to develop your career too – so once you graduate, you can pursue varied roles in the specialist area of contaminated land consultancy, regulation and remediation, both in the UK and overseas.

Career

Environmental geology and contaminated land are key areas in which the UK has a skills shortage; students on this course receive extensive training so that when they graduate they are able to fill this skills gap.

Combined with the vocational nature of this Environmental Geology and Contamination course at University of Portsmouth , our graduates are quickly employed in the industry, where there is a huge demand for environmental and contaminated land specialists.

Career opportunities include:

  • Environmental organisations
  • Geotechnical consultants
  • Local authorities and government agencies
  • Geo-environmental consultants

This course will provide you with a variety of transferable skills such as project planning, literature and data reviewing and report writing, along with general communication and presentation skills. This course also has strong research skills training, advanced analytical components and an extensive research project, ideal if you wish to pursue further research at PhD level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contaminated Land Assessment & Remediation
  • Principles and Analysis of Pollution with Metals
  • Research Skills and Project
  • Ecotoxicology and pollution
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Geological and Environmental Hazards
  • Geotechnics and Groundwater
  • Ground Models and Ground Investigation
  • Principles of GIScience

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree in an Earth Science, Civil Engineering, Chemistry or Environmental Science discipline. Relevant industrial and work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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