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University of Southampton offers MSc in Environmental Pollution Control

The interdisciplinary science course aims to provide students with the practical and analytical skills required for a career in the environment sciences
BY BrainGain Magazine Staff Writer |   16-01-2018
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The UK-based University of Southampton’s Centre for Environmental Studies (CES) has opened applications for the MSc degree in Environmental Pollution Control degree. The program offers an in-depth exploration of the scientific basics of pollution and practical approaches to its control. The program offers excellent training opportunities for rewarding careers in research and management relating to air, water and waste pollution control.

The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group, and is one of the UK’s leading universities for environmental science. The CES is a collaborative enterprise operating across the University, with inputs from Biological Sciences, Geography, and Ocean and Earth Science, as well as CES’s home disciplines, namely Engineering and the Environment.

Environmental scientists are at the sharp end of dealing with the challenges that endanger our very existence. They help manage our natural environment sustainably, and seek ways to balance its health with economic and social concerns.

Students in the MSc in Environmental Pollution Control degree will work closely with industry and government to address key problems facing the world today, relating to adaptation to climate change, sustainable development, conservation of biodiversity, environmental protection, resource management, and pollution control. Students will work across sectors with engineers, scientists and others, on managing the impact of human activities on the natural environment.

The ability to accurately monitor pollution and mitigate its harmful impact on the environment is at the heart of this interdisciplinary master’s degree, which focuses on developing the professional skills required for a career as an environmental pollution scientist. Students will also learn to remediate problems and understand the latest technologies in the field. They will develop the practical skills needed to apply innovative research techniques, present their work, and understand how research funding works.

In each semester of the one-year program, students will have be able to choose from modules such as Water and Waste Water Engineering, Coastal Flood Defense, and Energy Resources and Engineering, to build specialized expertise.

To be considered for admission, candidates must have a first class or at least an upper second class honors degree in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Zoology, Oceanography, Biology, Geology or Physics, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University. Applicants with a first class or at least an upper second-class honors degree in Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mathematics, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, are also welcome. Candidates must also clear a university-conducted interview. The course begins in September 2018

The course fee is£20,550. Students applying for the program are eligible for Southampton Merit Scholarships worth £3,000, the Chevening Scholarship, and the Commonwealth Scholarships. These scholarships will be in the form of a tuition fee reduction.

The application deadline is June 30, 2018, but students are strongly encouraged to apply by February 28, 2018, as only 30-35 seats are available across all Environmental Management pathways.

More details about the course can be found here.

 
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