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Applied Environmental Geology (MSc)

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  • Objectives
    To offer knowledge and expertise for a career as an environmental and engineering consultant, contaminated land assessment and remediation specialist, in environmental regulation, hydrology and conservation.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:
    1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent. Suitable for graduates in Earth sciences and related subjects, environmental science and related subjects, mining, civil, processing and environmental engineering and related subjects.
  • Academic Title
    Applied Environmental Geology (MSc)
  • Course description
    Course Description:
    The course offers a broad training, in applied environmental geology and provides a range of skills, including the design and execution of ground investigations, analysis of geotechnical and geoenvironmental data, resport writing and oral presentations.

    1st six months (Taught Courses):
    Geotechnical Engineering; The Engineering Behaviour of Soils; Land Contamination, Assessment and Remediation; Remote Sensing and Geophysics; Environmental Assessment and Regulation; Hydrology and Hydrogeology; Transferable Skills; Project Planning, Design and management.

    2nd six months (Project Work):
    Industrial placement with engineering consultancy, local authority, and other environmental agencies.  Site-based project work leads to submissions of MSc dissertation in September.

    Special Features
    Vocational and research training, providing an ideal basis for both industrial employment and future research.
    Substantial industrial collaboration both in lectures and project work.  Site visits and industrial seminars are organised throughout the year.
    Students undertake projects with an industrial partner, the majority in paid placements.  The aim is to provide practical industrial experience for all students.

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