University of Derby

Environmental Assessment and Control

Creative and challenging, this course addresses human intervention strategies when tackling issues such as flood defence, drinking water quality and contamination control. You'll advance your understanding by investigating modern strategies aimed at the prevention, management and control of contaminated land and freshwater environments. Through the use of case studies, our research-informed teaching and practitioner training covers environmental legislation and regulation, identification, remediation, and human health exposure assessment of environmental contaminants. Placement experience, together with field and laboratory skills, will give you the professional experience needed to secure roles within government, industry, consultancy, academia and other statutory bodies within the UK and overseas. Guest lectures with industry experts and academics will also give you a valuable insight into the latest developments. You'll learn from an expert teaching team of active researchers with professional recognition such as Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist, full member of IEMA, Senior Fellow/Fellow of Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a related scientific subject (at least 2nd Class) or equivalent experience.

Course modules

Modules include: critical issues in the environment; contaminated land and remediation; freshwater management; independent scholarly activity in conservation, biology and ecosystems; practical training-based placement; practitioner training-based placement; ecological surveying; analytical methods for ecologists.

Assessment methods

Assessment of knowledge and applied skills is by coursework only, such as essays, presentations, and reports.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 695 per Module (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,240 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 695 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 695 per Module (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 12,240 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 695 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus DE22 1GB East Midlands

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