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Masters degrees in Pollution Control equip postgraduates with the skills to reduce the emission and distribution of noxious substances in the environment.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Environmental Science.
Courses in this field offer a highly interdisciplinary approach to find solutions to the everyday problems which create and impact levels of pollution within various ecosystems.
You may investigate pollution across different disciplines including Meteorology (air pollution), marine ecology (pollutants in the seas and oceans), and wetland science (which may include rivers, ponds and lakes).
Practical training will include a range of methods in computer science and geographical surveillance, including data modelling, remote sensing and GIS (geographical information systems). Training may also include sampling practise, bioimaging and experiment design.
Careers in this field range from environmental monitoring and direct research, to law and regulation in both the public and private sectors. For example, you may work on behalf of an agency or government department to ensure sustainable practice across various industries.
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Our Air Pollution Management and Control MSc is the only programme of its kind in the UK, built upon successful air pollution control lessons and underpinned by world-leading research. Read more
Our course provides you with a strong grounding in the quantitative and qualitative skills required to address environmental questions in addition to subject-specific knowledge and understanding. Read more
Environmental pollution experts play a crucial role in the safe and responsible management of our environment. This MSc has therefore been designed to equip you with the ability to accurately monitor emissions and mitigate their harmful impact. Read more
Develop the critical knowledge and crucial skills to assess pollution sources and pathways, manage its impact as well as understand pollution problems and provide evidence base to support decision and policymaking. Read more
This one-year MRes aims to provide advanced study in Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control within Europe and globally. You'll have access to laboratory facilities that provide hands-on experience essential for experimental analysis. Read more
Environmental Science is a highly interdisciplinary topic that requires scientists to develop and possess an in-depth understanding of issues and topics ranging from pollution to ecological interactions and biological responses of species. Read more
The Environmental Engineering MSc course at Imperial College provides advanced training for engineers and scientists concerned with the control of pollution in the environment and the protection of public health through the provision of services such as water supply, wastewater treatment and municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management. . Read more
Whether you’re from an engineering, scientific or technical background, this course will equip you with expertise in new and traditional energy technologies, renewable energy sources, solid waste recycling, air pollution, climate change and energy management systems. Read more
Located in the heart of a major energy city this programme provides you with a plentiful supply of links and understanding of the energy industry and regulators in the city whilst ensuring you gain two interconnected areas of environmental law from a top 5 ranked. Read more
Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology is a highly multidisciplinary and research oriented programme, aiming at combining comprehensive understanding of human exposure and health effects with technological solutions to reduce the effects. Read more
With the emerging superpowers, China and India, beginning to compete for a larger share of the world’s energy resources, more countries have responded by seeking to develop their own natural resources, intensifying competition and increasing the demand for highly skilled professionals and managers in this rapidly expanding sector of the global economy. Read more
The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University has a long established and successful record of teaching and research.