Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Environmental Science (Pollution and Monitoring)

The course develops understanding of the complex interactions of societies and their environments, and a critical awareness of how these interactions are unevenly experienced. The course seeks to raise your ability to understand the influence of human activities on ecological system including the relationship between hazard and risk. You will be able to study the environmental and technological issues in the management and control of air, soil and water pollution. In addition, you will learn how to collect representative samples of air, soil and water for environmental monitoring.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be admitted with a Science based degree with a minimum grade of a 2.2 (or equivalent) from a British University (or equivalent). A wide range of disciplines are acceptable, for example: Environmental Science; Engineering; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Geography; Environmental Health; Marine Science; Maths; Agricultural Science; Law, Business and Economics. Applicants with a 3rd Class Honours degree or other qualifications will be considered if supported by science A-level (or equivalent) and relevant work experience. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview. Students whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, 20 in listening, 20 in speaking and 20 in writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all subscores); or BrunELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: Environmental monitoring; integrated pollution; sustainable development in practice; research and critical skills in environmental sciences; biosphere; environmental hazard and risk; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarship schemes available for this MSc course1.The Water Conservation Bursary (�4,000)2.The Queen�s Anniversary Prize Scholarships (6 x �3,000 fee waivers)


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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