School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
For the MSc you complete compulsory modules (60 credits) and optional modules (40 credits), followed by a research project written up as a dissertation (80 credits). For the Diploma you take taught modules to a total of 80 credits, drawn from those offered on the MSc programme, together with a 40-credit dissertation.
The programme leads you sequentially from æpureÆ science through to its environmental applications. Initial compulsory modules present key chemical and microbiological concepts, emphasise the importance of microbial catalysis in low-temperature geochemistry, discuss the origins, toxicity and fates of organic and inorganic pollutants, and provide analytical skills. Optional modules include: groundwater assessment; the uses of micro-organisms for remedial purposes; the management of contaminated land; the uses of biogeochemical tools for pollution control; and the commercial aspects of the environment business.
Dissertation projects may be laboratory based, or involve desk studies or computer modelling. You might work within one of our established research groups, or in collaboration with an industrial partner. You will be encouraged to publish your results.