Taught course

Environmental Pollution Control

University of Southampton · Geography and Environmental Science

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

Explore Environmental Pollution Control at a global top 100* university.

This MSc in Environmental Pollution Control provides excellent training for careers in air, water, and waste pollution management.

The ability to accurately monitor emissions to the environment and mitigate their harmful impacts sits at the heart of this master’s degree.

You'll explore the scientific basis of pollution and practical approaches to its control. Through the optional modules, you’ll get the chance to learn about the legal and business framework and the many environments affected by pollution.

On completing the course, you will be able to understand:

- The importance of environmental concepts, terms, principles, and methods

- The value of using techniques and ideas in different subject disciplines

- The socio-economic context of environmental issues and the legal framework for environmental regulation

- The contribution of science, engineering, and communication to the identification and understanding of environmental issues and concerns

- The human causes and consequences of environmental impacts

- General environmental concerns, including biodiversity

- Environmental limits to economic or population growth

This course develops the professional skills required for a rewarding career as an environmental scientist in air, water and waste pollution management.

You'll graduate primed to start your career or to continue your exploration in research.

*QS World University Rankings 2023

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

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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