Overview

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to monitor pollution of the environment.

Summary

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to monitor pollution of the environment. The topics included are: the key elements of the monitoring programmes for air, water and land; sample collection; chemical methods of analysis, including quality assurance; biological methods of analysis, including toxicity tests and bioassessment; use of environmental models; statistics, data analysis and assessing compliance and; critical loads.

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About

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to monitor pollution of the environment. The topics included are: the key elements of the monitoring programmes for air, water and land; sample collection; chemical methods of analysis, including quality assurance; biological methods of analysis, including toxicity tests and bioassessment; use of environmental models; statistics, data analysis and assessing compliance and; critical loads.

Linked programmes

PgDip/MSc Environmental Management, PgDip/MSc Environmental Management with Geographic Information Systems, PgDip/MSc Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework – (1) Set Exercise (25%) - Ecotoxicity tests and the derivation of Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs), (2) Set Exercise (25%) - Bioassessment of rivers and lakes, (3) Practical Skills Assessment (25%) - The effect of emissions to the atmosphere on plants, (4) Set Exercise (25%) - Assessing Compliance.

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 24 September 2018.

Entry requirements

Degree in Science or other relevant discipline.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 24 September 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 24 September 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£916.50
England, Scotland & Wales:
£916.50
International:
£2,280.00

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/student/tuition-fees-payments

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680

For more information visit

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

School of Geography and Environmental Sciences