MSc Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation
Chemical contamination is a world-wide problem and represents a significant threat to the environment, to ecosystem functioning, and to human health and our society as a whole. This specialist Masters programme covers many aspects of risk assessment and remediation and is supported by a strong research base providing highly contemporary material.
Teaching and research links with key agencies involved in studying and controlling this threat as well as to leading academic material. Case studies are used extensively to illustrate the application of the taught material and specifically include detailed investigations into the risk assessment and remediation of contaminated land sites.
You will gain the scientific, analytical and communication skills required to prepare you for remediation work with local authority and industry, with the Environment Agency, or in consultancy.
- Behaviour of Pollutants in the Environment
- Dissertation Project
- Chemical Risk Assessment
- Contaminated Land and Remediation
- Pollution Microbiology
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
- Data Analysis and Programming Skills
- Data Assimilation and Integration
- Disaster Management
- Environmental Applications of Isotope Geochemistry
- Environmental Radioactivity
- Environmental Toxicology
- Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Trace Organics
- Geological Hazards
- Groundwater Resources and Protection
- Numerical Skills
Director of Studies
Prof Kirk Semple
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Applicants to our taught masters degrees require a relevant, good first degree (normally 2:1 or equivalent). We can also consider applicants with a 2:2 (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).
We also encourage applications from professionals who have relevant work-related qualifications but not necessarily a first degree. If you come from a non-standard background and would like advice on your eligibility for our programmes please get in touch with the LEC PG Office.
There are a number of bursaries available for our Taught Masters courses, please consult Taught Masters Funding.
To discuss further please consult the Director of Studies, for general enquiries please consult the FAQ page.
Although I had a sound working knowledge of the consultancy industry, there were certain specialist areas (such as environmental radioactivity and bioremediation) that I did not have direct experience in. The course gave me an additional background to many areas within the subject of contaminated land and remediation to complement my working knowledge. I am now employed by Golder Associates in Adelaide, South Australia as a Senior Environmental Scientist. I can now enjoy applying my knowledge and experience to new and exciting projects in this region.