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Environmental Pollution - MSc

Course Description

About the course:
-Gain a thorough understanding of the key principles of environmental science that underpin the assessment and management of contaminated and polluted environments
-Take core modules dedicated to providing a solid understanding of the impact of pollution
-Develop skills applicable to a career in environmental consultancy, contaminated land management and remediation
-Take advantage of outstanding collections and facilities
-Participate in world-leading fieldwork and research


Sample modules:
-Pollutant behaviour in the environment
-Practical site investigation and assessment
-Field class
-Waste and environmental management
-Air pollution

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


Our students go on to work in a wide variety of academic and research posts, as well as in public and private sector organisations within the UK and internationally.

Graduates are highly employable in the growing market for environmental managers and consultants. Our programmes also provide in-service training for those already working within the profession

Visit the Environmental Pollution - MSc page on the University of Reading website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Olivier Humphrey

"The University of Reading is one of the top universities in the UK for studying environmental sciences. The way the university encourages international students, and involvement from around the world in its research, is something that drew me to study here. After finishing my Masters, I hope to go onto study for my PhD at Reading. This course enabled me to engage in a well-balanced program of practical and theoretical based learning. Throughout my studies there has been a focus on developing a wide range of skills, and the high standards of teaching have helped enhance this experience"


SAGES International Scholarship - 5 Awards

The School (SAGES) are offering International Postgraduate Scholarships worth £5000 to the strongest international applicants and the first recipients will be selected in April 2016. Scholarships are made in the form of a fee reduction.

Value of Scholarship(s)



• Applicants must hold an offer of a place from the School
• Awards are made based on merit demonstrated by the application
• Awards are available to part-time students as a one-off award of £5000
• Awards are not available for PGCert or PGDip
• Recipients of the award are required to accept their place within two-weeks of the offer
• The Overseas Deposit must normally be paid by the deadline set by the University, or the award will be revoked
• Students in receipt of the Scholarship may be asked to contribute to the School while at Reading

Application Procedure

Please register your interest in being considered for a Scholarship on your application.

Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate honours degree (2.2) (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in environmental science, earth/geoscience, chemistry, biology, geography, agriculture or a related field. Applications from those with no first degree but who have previous experience may also be considered. See pages 144-145 and website for more details.

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