The course is designed to attract people from diverse backgrounds including mature learners who have been out of education for some time and those who have recently graduated.
Two modules from six are completed for the PG Cert and four for the PG Dip. The final MSc year involves a dissertation.
Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)
provides an understanding of the origin, structure and direction of UK and EU legislation and policy. The module also covers the principal existing UK and EU legislation and policy in the context of: discharges to water; emissions to the atmosphere; management of waste; planning; noise; and health and safety.
offers an extensive overview of waste management practice and policy. It includes an in-depth study of current waste legislation, its origins and development, waste management strategies, and the various waste treatment disposal and recovery options that are available. The module focuses on the cradle to the grave approach to waste management and the use of the waste hierarchy to minimise waste production
provides a comprehensive overview of air pollution in an urban and industrial environment. You will gain an understanding of the origins of pollutants, their interactions in the atmosphere, and the techniques available for measuring, monitoring and controlling them. The module also covers the legislation and policies aimed at reducing emissions and improving air quality
familiarises you with the complete cycle of water use, from the abstraction of water and the management of water resources, the methods of water treatment and supply, through to the treatment of waste water and the disposal of sewage sludge. It also comprehensively covers the legislation and policies relating to the water industry
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
provides a comprehensive introduction to the various environmental management tools, including the role and scope of environmental management, the environmental manager and that of environmental policy. You will be introduced to the principles of life cycle assessment, from resource consumption to product disposal, and how training and motivation are essential in ensuring effective implementation of the EMS
Health and Safety
comprehensively covers the legislation and policies relating to the health and safety management with each unit covering a major topic of concern, such as fire safety, health hazards, working environment and work equipment