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Course Overview

A highly interactive course, that uses extensively e-learning platforms to enable students to better understand the assessment of contaminated land. Students will learn how to interpret and apply current risk assessment regulations and predict as well as model contaminant pathways. Students will gain valuable experience in using the latest computer software and incorporate real data in order to quantify risk. Very importantly, students will be able to forecast remediation options for a variety of situations and consider the implications and processes involved.

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 Maderova

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • One of Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or BI4015 Grant Proposal (Passed) or CM3038 Environmental Chemistry (Passed) or EG4013 Meng Individual Project (Passed)
  • One of Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering or Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering or MRes Environmental Science or MRes Soil Science or MSc Environmental Microbiology or MSc Forestry (Taught) or Master Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management or MSc Soil Science or MSc Petroleum Geology or Master Of Science In Environmental Pollution And Remediation or MSc Environmental Science or MSci Biological Sciences or BSc Environmental Chemistry or Master of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EV4501 Remediation Technology (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Aims: To enable students to develop a theoretical grounding in this important topic and to link this to the application and policy issues accordingly. A component of the course will focus on training students in key skills suited to a remediation officer that operates as part of a large company or as a regulator. By the end of the course students should be able to: 1. demonstrate understanding of what constitutes contamination; the factors that make pollutants available; the suitability of techniques to address specific environmental issues; and how scientific questions link to social, political and regulatory parameters; 2. predict pollutant pathways; source key information for remediation; develop and implement sample strategies; and 3. relate academic findings to non-expert groups. Deal with kinetic models and predictive concepts; write in a scientific style using suitable language.

Associated Costs


Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Environmental Chemistry
  • Master Of Science In Environmental Pollution And Remediation
  • Master of Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry)
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Continuous assessment based on developing Phase I and Phase II environmental reports plus a pitch presentation

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.

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