Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The course develops understanding of the complex interactions of societies and their environments, and a critical awareness of how these interactions are unevenly experienced. The course seeks to raise students' abilities to understand the influence of human activities on ecological system including the relationship between hazard and risk. Students will be able to study the environmental and technological issues in the management and control of air, soil and water pollution. In addition, students will learn how to collect representative samples of air, soil and water for environmental monitoring.

Course Modules

Modules include: environmental monitoring; integrated pollution; research and critical skills in environmental sciences; dissertation. Optional modules include: environmental hazard and risk; environmental management; environment, health and societies; climate change (science and impacts); essentials in ecotoxicology; chemical regulation and legislation in the EU; biosphere; environmental modelling.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants will be admitted with a science based degree with a minimum grade of a 2.2 (or equivalent) from a British University (or equivalent). A wide range of disciplines are acceptable, for example: environmental science; engineering; physics; chemistry; biology; geography; environmental health; marine science; maths; agricultural science; law, business and economics. Applicants with a 3rd Class Honours degree or other qualifications will be considered if supported by science A'level (or equivalent) and relevant work experience. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview. Students whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper'based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet'based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, 20 in listening, 20 in speaking and 20 in writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all subscores); or BrunELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £15,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,650  Academic year. First year home fees