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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Provides students with a technical working knowledge of the environmental legislation, management and mitigation in a global context;

Evolution of technical skills in defining incidents through quantitative risk assessment;

Ability to use qualitative and quantitative data in understanding the fate and potential harm of environmental pollutants with specific reference to oil and gas;

Use of evidence based lines of evidence in developing critical thinking and interpretation;

Encourages presentation of quantitative data and extrapolation to genuine scenarios.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Lenka Mbadugha

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Integrated Petroleum Geosciences (Studied) or MSc Oil and Gas Enterprise Management (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

In addition to lectures, practical classes and field trip there is an online moodle-based learning system that will be core to the learning experience. This will enable scientists with broad numerical skills to rapidly enhance their soecialisation within this discipline. The moodle-based learning system was developed for both university and CPD learning to enable users to make the use of genuine data in understanding the underlying concepts of this course. Each of the assessments are based upon genuine sites using data collated for this very purpose. Each of the stages of the training require integration with a set of models that are widely used internationally for the diagnosis and mitigation of contaminated land.

Associated Costs


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

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 26 - 30
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25, 27, 29
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28, 30

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

1st Attempt: 100% continuous assessment- composed of: 50%- testing and calibration of a set of relevant QRA models and 50% illustration of conceptual site model and remediation strategy for a defined scenario.

Resit: Resubmission of failed individual elements of continuous assessment

Formative Assessment

Tutorial sessions will be arranged upon students’ request to provide opportunity for student-student and student-tutor interaction. Formative assessment will be provided during this interaction. A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during these sessions.


Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for the assessments. Feedback will be provided as written comments. Students who are identified as having difficulty in successfully completing the coursework assessment tasks will be invited to meet members of the course team to identify difficulties and discuss solutions.

Course Learning Outcomes


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