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Environmental Pollution and Remediation MSc

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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Course content


You learn the methods to diagnose, mitigate and remediate environmental pollution. You gain an understanding of all issues affecting environmental pollution, technologies, and hydrocarbon risk assessments. The degree gives you skills and knowledge to work in consultancy, private companies, public sector organisations and environmental organisations and charities.

Courses include: Remediation Technology, Environmental Analysis, Environmental Impact Assessment, Land Use and the Changing Environment on Deesside, Hydrocarbon Risk Assessment and Remediation, Global Soil Geography, Core Skills in Environmental Science, Environmental Pollution, Applications of GIS, Soils for Food Security, and your project

Industry Links and Careers

This area has come into its own in recent years and continues to be within a high impact area of need across the world. Issues like Diesel cars and air pollution are higly publicised as are plastics pollution, cosmetics and other materials that don't break down well when disposed of. The basics of interrogating these issues have been much the same for many years and manual and automated techniques continue to be essential when testing air, water, soils, areas where toxic chemicals and hazards have been located and so on. Careers can include testing water or air quality, soil composition and issues in agriculture, environment and its effects on the elements, consultant and so on. These can be further specialised with professional qualifications which many take if they want to specialise within consultancy work.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You get a range of learning environments including lab work, field work and lecturers. Your residential field courses are in the Cairngorms National Park where you enjoy your subject and the stunning scenery and fresh air.
  • Over the years a number of spin out companies have formed as a result of Master's research related to pollution and remediation. This comes from a department that scores number one for Environmental Sciences research impact (REF 2014)

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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