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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Oil and gas exploration has often proven to be an intrinsic threat to the environment. In this course, you will learn how to assess and prevent risks, and recognise components of risk assessment. You will learn concepts of chemical and biological processes for environmental remediation, and how to critically compare and select remediation strategies for particular types of contamination, as for example oil spills in the sea or on land. Environmental toxicology topics will be covered. The course is supported by practical classes which will develop skills used in assessing and reducing the impact of chemicals.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Alan McCue

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Chemistry (CM) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Risk assessment, Engineering and Process-based remediation strategies, environmentally significant materials and toxicology.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Science Laboratories during University week13
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 12
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 13 - 17
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 9 - 10

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 two hour examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%) - to be provided as a laboratory report and either essay, oral or poster presentation (individual or group)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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