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University of Derby Online Learning - MSc Environmental Assessment and Control

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This course will help you develop the critical knowledge and crucial skills to assess pollution sources and pathways, manage its impact, as well as understanding pollution problems and provide an evidence base to support decision and policymaking.

A course based on real world issues and global policy agendas 

The global sustainability agenda is gaining significant momentum and environmental practitioners are increasingly expected to be able to effectively manage environmental pollution alongside other environmental management and sustainability matters.

Apply your scientific knowledge through fieldwork with our one week residential

Understand the intricate processes of conducting fieldwork, analysing the results in our very own state-of-the-art laboratories. The residential will last one week, helping you to complete a number of modules on the programme as well as gaining real-world experience and developing key technical skills.

You will take part in tasks that will range from strategic sampling protocols in freshwater and contaminated land, as well as the quality assurance aspects of data generation using a range of analytical techniques. 

Taught by academics who are active researchers

The programme has been designed by an enthusiastic team of environmental science experts and employers in line with professional body requirements. This ensures that teaching is driven by up-to-date developments in the field of pollution management. 

Managing your studies effectively

Online learning is a highly flexible way to further your skills and qualifications while allowing you to manage your studies around your existing commitments. Our courses are studied entirely online with study materials available 24/7, so you can learn at a time and a place that suits you.

When can I start?

You can apply for any of our three intakes – September, January or May. You can apply online to secure your place.

To learn more and to speak with our admissions advisors, you can call us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more details about our MSc Environmental Assessment and Control course visit the University of Derby Online Learning website.