Taught course

Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring

Ulster University · School of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

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).

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

With over 30 years’ experience of teaching Environmental Toxicology, and 19 years teaching via online distance learning, the course team has a significant track record in Ecotoxicology education. This course investigates why pollution occurs, what the risks are to both humans and the environment, and what approaches to management we might have.

The specific objectives of the course are to develop an understanding of:

  • The general mechanisms of toxicity.
  • The basis of setting environmental quality standards.
  • The behaviour of contaminants in water, air and soil.
  • The legislative controls on contaminants.
  • Analysing large datasets using techniques such as Geographic Infomation Systems.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Richard Douglas