School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
The MSc comprises a 100-credit taught component and an 80-credit consultancy project. Compulsory modules (70 credits) include: the environment business; research methods; aqueous geochemistry; introduction to microbiology, microbial physiology and biogeochemistry; sources and fate of pollutants; analytical geochemistry 1 and 2.
Three optional technical modules (10 credits each) are then taken from: groundwater assessment; microbial transformations of organic pollutants; biogeochemistry of pollution control; contaminated land. An innovative feature of this programme is that technical modules are normally taught in two-week blocks.
The consultancy project enables you to gain experience of undertaking a substantial individual research project, the aims of which are identified through liaison with a real-world client. The outcomes of the project are delivered in a substantial report, which is designed to meet the clientÆs needs.