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 lower 2nd Class 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

Assessment methods include poster and oral presentations, project reports, essays and laboratory reports.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550