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Would you like to expand your knowledge on an environmental topic at masters level?

These are all 30 credit point masters level modules.

Modules run every two years – please contact us for availability

Pollution Monitoring -

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

Biodiversity Management -

Biodiversity managers make decisions based on understanding ecosystems and by applying ecological principles to achieve their objectives. This module covers key scientific topics, which are crucial for developing effective biodiversity management plans in different ecosystems. It exemplifies how ecological-social-economic factors interact to influence our ability to conserve and manage biodiversity.

Environmental Impact Assessment -

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.

Environmental Toxicology -

This module provides knowledge and skills necessary to understand the impact of chemicals in the environment. Specific areas covered include: the major toxicants, both organic and inorganic: sources, pathways and fate of major toxicants; specific effects on organisms (including humans); [physiological & biochemical principles of toxicity testing; LD50 & NOEC; risk assessment of soils and water; environmental quality standards and toxicity quotients.

Water Management -

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.

Visit the Study Opportunities page on the Ulster University website for more details:


Visit the Environmental Masters Level Short Courses (Distance Learning) page on the Ulster University website for more details!

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