Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation MSc
Chemical contamination is a worldwide problem and represents a significant threat to the environment, to the functioning of ecosystems, and to human health. This Masters scheme covers risk assessment and remediation and is supported by a cutting-edge research base.
The scheme links with key agencies involved in studying and controlling this threat. Case studies are used extensively to illustrate the application of the taught material and specifically include detailed investigations into the risk assessment and remediation of contaminated land sites.
You will gain the scientific, analytical and communication skills required to prepare you for a career in remediation work with local authority and industry, with the Environment Agency, or in consultancy.
Core modules:Behaviour of Pollutants in the EnvironmentDissertation ProjectChemical Risk AssessmentContaminated Land and RemediationPollution Microbiology
Two optional modules from the following (subject to change)Data Analysis and InterpretationData Analysis and Programming SkillsData Assimilation and IntegrationEnvironmental Applications of Isotope GeochemistryEnvironmental RadioactivityEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace OrganicsEnvironmental ToxicologyGeoinformaticsNumerical SkillsSafety and Environmental Impact Assessment: an Industrial Perspective
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For Entry: 2015
Director of Studies: Professor Kirk T Semple.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Duration: Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
Phone: +44 (0)1524 510257
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook