Taught course

Environmental Pollution Control

University of Southampton · Geography and Environmental Science

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Entry requirements

Upper Second Class Honours degree in a science related subject from an approved University. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Applications are assessed on an individual basis and we encourage candidates with alternative qualifications plus relevant experience in the environmental sector to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Environmental Pollution Control course provides excellent training for careers in air, water and waste pollution management. Social, technological and environmental change is forcing an urgent global reassessment of the way we live, how we consume the planet's resources, and how we best respond to changes driven by, for example, the climate, globalisation, conflict and demographic change. You will explore the scientific basis of pollution and practical approaches to its control. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the legal, business framework, and the many environments affected by pollution.

You'll be trained in the field, in data analysis methods, and in analytical skills to understand and evaluate the challenges of our time. You'll work with stakeholders on complex problems ensuring that you are fully aware of the challenges of working in the environment and sustainability sectors.

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 3262