What Will You Study

Increasingly, novel technologies such as informatics, sensor networks, imaging techniques and pollution remediation technologies are impacting the way we view and manage the environment. This scheme explores these issues and offers you a broad range of options allowing you to choose your area of focus.

As well as gaining knowledge in one or more areas of environmental science and technology, you will also develop skills in statistics and computing. 

The PgCert provides an opportunity for postgraduate learning and professional development for those who are unable to commit to a full MSc programme. The award requires the successful completion of four 15 credit modules, selected from the modules available on the MSc course.


Four modules from the following (subject to change):

  • Air Quality and Climate
  • Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
  • Biological Effects of Air Pollution and Climate Change
  • Catchment Protection (field Course)
  • Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Consequences of Toxic Effects
  • Contaminated Land and Remediation
  • Crop Protection
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Data Analysis and Programming Skills
  • Data Assimilation and Integration
  • Environmental Applications of Isotope Geochemistry
  • Environmental Radioactivity
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Flood Forecasting and Flood Risk Management
  • Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Geoinformatics
  • Geological Hazards
  • Groundwater Resources and Protection
  • Lake Ecology
  • Modelling Environmental Processes
  • Numerical skills
  • Physical Volcanology
  • Pollution Microbiology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Soil Management
  • Toxicological Mechanisms and Measurements
  • Wildlife Monitoring Techniques