University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Environmental Geology and Contamination

This course is designed to provide you with the particular expertise required for dealing with contaminated sites. Such expertise is essential to ensuring we maintain habitable, safe and sustainable communities.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in an Earth Science, Civil Engineering, Chemistry or Environmental Science discipline. Relevant industrial and work experience will be considered on an individual basis. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Soil mechanics; desk studies and ground models; ground investigation techniques; contaminated land risk assessments; field reconnaissance and walk-over survey; spatial analysis and remote sensing; independent research project.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

The course provides a balanced structure of lectures, workshops and practical laboratory work. You will generally be taught in small classes, providing an informal, friendly and supportive atmosphere for your studies.

How are you assessed?

Assessment is varied, aimed at developing skills relevant to a range of working environments. Here's how we assess your work:

poster and oral presentations,
project reports,
essays,
laboratory reports.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,550 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550