Would you like to expand your knowledge on an environmental topic at masters level -
These are all 30 credit point masters level modules.
Short Courses running 2016/2017
Management of Coastal Land Resources - start date 26th September 2016
This module introduces the physical, ecological, cultural and socio-economic characteristics of coastal land resources (beaches, dunes, tidal flats, salt marshes and cliff-shore platform systems). It investigates the temporal and spatial variation in these resources and assesses contemporary patterns of human use in this context. Contemporary approaches to coastal management are introduced and discussed.
Pollution Monitoring - start date 26th September 2016
This module provides the knowledge and skills necessary to monitor pollution of the environment. The topics included are:
• the key elements of the monitoring programmes for air, water and land • sample collection • chemical methods of analysis including quality assurance • biological methods of analysis including toxicity tests and bioassessment • use of environmental models • statistics, data analysis and assessing compliance • critical loads
Environmental Impact Assessment - start date 30th January 2017
This module introduces the concepts and requirements of environmental impact assessment, the methodology of planning and carrying out an environmental audit and the use of environmental management systems.
Water Management - start date 30th January 2017
This module introduces the theory and practice of water management. It provides an understanding of current methods of water treatment and distribution, sustainable use of resources and principles of water quality management and legislation. In addition it teaches skills in analysis and interpretation of water quality data and in applying water legislation. Lecture-based teaching of key concepts is reinforced by linked case study based practical exercises. The module assumes no prior knowledge or experience of water management.
Research Methods - start date 30th January 2017
This module will introduce students to the use of a mixed methods approach to research marine and coastal environments. Lectures and directed reading will be used to illustrate the inter-disciplinary nature of evidence-informed interventions in this context. Students are expected to demonstrate an applied understanding of relevant theories and to show research expertise through worked examples.