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MScAir Pollution Management and Control

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Atmospheric pollution damages human health, ecosystems and vegetation, and is expected to worsen in many regions as development and urbanisation increase. Developing effective strategies for the management and control of air pollution is a key environmental challenge facing society today.

This course is run with the School of Chemical Engineering. It is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the causes and effects of air pollution, and the management measures and engineering technologies available for its control. This is a recognised and sought after qualification within the professional environmental field in the UK and abroad. Students successfully completing the course find employment as air quality experts within environmental consultancies, industry or local government departments.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Air Quality Management

Programme structure

The course combines taught modules with an independent major research project. The taught modules introduce the nature of our atmosphere, its composition and meteorology, air pollutant emissions, air pollution chemistry and climate change / carbon management, together with the practical measures used to limit emissions from sources ranging from power stations to vehicles and the legislative and policy framework used by national and local authorities to enforce air quality objectives. The research project allows students to undertake an in-depth investigation of a particular aspect of air pollution of interest to them, and further their level of understanding

Career opportunities

The need for graduates in this area is growing due to increasing air quality and climate change legislation, increasing awareness of the impacts of atmospheric pollution and climate change, and increasing government policy towards sustainable futures. Career opportunities exist in air quality management, forecasting and regulation, in industrial emission monitoring and control, in environmental and human health impact assessment and in the transport, energy and waste and chemical industrial sectors. Students completing the course have found employment in environmental consultancy (UK and overseas), local and national government, the Environment Agency and industry, while some have continued with PhD study.

Recent employment destinations ofor graduates include: Mott McDonald,
URS Corporation,
Temple Group,
RPS group,
WSP Group,
Enviros Consulting,
Scott Wilson,
Jacobs UK Ltd,
Hyder Consulting,
Severn Trent,
AMT coffee,
Saudi Aramco,
Environment Agency,
And Various local and national government departments.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application deadline
1 Jun 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application deadline
1 Jun 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States