From water-borne diseases to floods, desertification to the extinction of species, the effects of pollution on our planet are far-reaching, wide-ranging and devastating. This course will help you to become an expert on one of the biggest issues humankind faces today: the welfare of our planet. It's a challenging and rewarding specialism which allows you to make a serious difference to, and even help to save, the lives of entire populations of humans, animals and plants.
Why study MSc Environmental Pollution Control at Middlesex?
Our internationally-renowned course is highly technical and practical, using real-life case studies to teach you how to prevent and solve a wide range of pollution problems. We have excellent links with industry bodies, including the Environment Agency, Thames Water, Heathrow airport, the Science Museum, local authorities in London and the Loch Ness and Loch Morar project. Some of these offer placements to our students as a basis for their independent research projects.
Many of our masters students have seen their research taken up by industry and published in high-profile scientific journals. Alageswaren Radiar's research into toxicity at the 2012 London Olympics site was published in the International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Wale Adeola's PhD focused on the development of a system for removing pollutants from airport run-off which was subsequently commissioned by Heathrow airport. One student even worked on a project sponsored by the Saudi Arabian government.
-We go to great pains to make sure we have up-to-date, advanced equipment for our students to use, including ICPs for analysing metals, spectrophotometers, and LC-MS and MALDI equipment. Our excellent facilities include organic and inorganic chemistry laboratories, a category 2 microbiology laboratory and biochemical laboratories. All this means there are no restrictions on what you can investigate for your research project – whatever you're interested in, we've got the facilities and equipment for you to do it. -Our teaching staff are all active in research and have a diverse range of specialisms, from environmental health and environmental law to microbiology, chemistry and biochemistry. Course leader Diane Purchase, a research-active academic, is a fellow of the Institution of Environmental Sciences. We also draw on expertise from the Flood Hazard Research Centre, Urban Pollution Research Centre and the Decision Analysis and Risk Management Centre, all of which are based at the university. -The course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Science, which means you'll be qualified for associate membership when you graduate (and later possibly chartered membership).You can apply for student membership of the institution Science during your studies, which gives you preferential treatment when applying for internships with the institution. -The course is especially convenient for part-time students, as you'll only need to come to university one day a week-we use a wide variety of learning methods other than classroom teaching. -You can start your studies in either September or January.