Taught course

Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring (e-learning)

Ulster University · School of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry to the PgDip:
You must hold an honours degree in a science or other suitable discipline or demonstrate your ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).

Entry to the MSc:
You initially register for the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and if you complete the PgDip with an overall mark of 50% or higher you can proceed to the MSc programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why study Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring at Ulster University in the United Kingdom?

Environmental toxicology and environmental pollution have their origins in development processes such as resource extraction and product manufacture and use, and this creates impacts that are seen in all parts of our global systems; on land and in air and water. To be effective environmental managers we need to understand why pollution occurs, what the risks are to both human and non-human environments, and what approaches to management we might have. If these issues interest you then the PgDip/MSc Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring course offers you exciting opportunities to investigate these topics further. This fully online distance-learning course provides advanced training in environmental toxicology, monitoring techniques and global environmental legislation.

This course is ideal if you are already working in the environmental field or wish to pursue a career in this area as it fulfils the demand for trained personnel in environmental regulatory agencies, in companies subject to this type of regulation, and in businesses involved in providing support services such as monitoring and consultancy.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5).

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 PT months


distance learning
36 PT months

Course contact details

Dr Richard Douglas
+44 (0) 28 7012 4159