Ulster University

Ulster University

Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring

This course deals with environmental standards, monitoring methods for assessment of compliance with those standards, development of models which relate pressures to key environmental properties, means by which such pressures can be managed, establishment of environmental objectives, and development of strategies to achieve such objectives; provides students with a knowledge of the environment, the pressures upon it and the problems thereby created; the scientific, technical and legislative basis for setting a monitoring environmental standards, the practical use of environmental models and control and remediation technologies; students gain experience in collating, analysing and presenting data and information and the environment; PgDip consists of 4 taught modules: environmental data analysis; environmental toxicology; pollution monitoring; and water management; plus for MSc, a research project, which is presented in the form of a scientific paper on an area agreed with the student's supervisor.

Entry requirements

PgDip: at least a 2nd class honours degree in a science based subject or combination of subjects, plus at least 5 years relevant work experience. MSc: candidates who obtain an overall summary mark of 50 percent or more in the postgraduate diploma may proceed to study for the MSc degree.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 3 years
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

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Online/Distance Learning

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