The Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry MSc is an excellent introduction to environmental geochemistry and a research-oriented career path. It equips you with an understanding and specialist technical skills for a career in the environmental industry. You specialise in the interactions between petroleum and the environment.
This course enables you to critically assess the quality, value and limitations of new environmental data in relation to existing information. You will be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding in the areas of: -Low temperature geochemistry of waters, soils and sediments -Micro-organisms in catalysing low temperature geochemical reactions -Origins, toxicity and ultimate fates of pollutants -Modern techniques for the analysis of environmental materials -Impact and geochemistry of oil in the environment
The course is designed to achieve the ECUK Output Standards for Accredited Engineering Programmes and takes account of the QAA's FHEQ Qualification Descriptors, the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering, and the University's Graduate Skills Framework.
The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects. -Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories -Geotechnics and Structures Research Laboratories