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Air Pollution Management and Control

University of Birmingham

12 months
24480 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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The Air Pollution Management and Control programme offered at the University of Birmingham is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the causes and effects of air pollution, and the management measures and engineering technologies available for its control.


This is a recognised and sought after qualification within the professional environmental field in the UK and abroad. Students successfully completing the course find employment as air quality experts within environmental consultancies, industry or local government departments.

The Air Pollution Management and Control programme offered at the University of Birmingham combines taught modules with an independent major research project. 

The taught modules introduce the nature of our atmosphere, its composition and meteorology, air pollutant emissions, air pollution chemistry and climate change / carbon management, together with the practical measures used to limit emissions from sources ranging from power stations to vehicles and the legislative and policy framework used by national and local authorities to enforce air quality objectives. 

The research project allows students to undertake an in-depth investigation of a particular aspect of air pollution of interest to them, and further their level of understanding.

This programme is run by the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management.


Graduates in this area are in high demand due to increasing air quality and climate change legislation, increasing awareness of the impacts of atmospheric pollution and climate change, and increasing government policy towards sustainable futures. 

Career opportunities exist in air quality management, forecasting and regulation, in industrial emission monitoring and control, in environmental and human health impact assessment and in the transport, energy and waste and chemical industrial sectors. 

Students completing the course have found employment in environmental consultancy (UK and overseas), local and national government, the Environment Agency and industry, while some have continued with PhD study.


This programme is accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Causes and Effects of Air Pollution
  • Theoretical Meteorology: Atmospheric Physics and Composition
  • Air Pollution Chemistry
  • Air Pollution Management and Control Technology
  • Carbon Management 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a science or engineering subject, or an unrelated degree or a degree without honours followed by at least two years appropriate postgraduate experience. 2.2 Honours degrees in a science or engineering subject may also be considered depending on individual module marks in key subject areas. In certain cases (for example, for applicants with appropriate professional experience) this requirement may be waived.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24480 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24480 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK students £9,500 FT (£4,750 PT), PGDip £6,333 FT (£3,167 PT)
  • International students £24,480 FT only, PGDip £24,480 FT only

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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